FORMER world title contender Jonas Sultan immediately returns to the ring just a few months after his last fight and takes on unbeaten hard-hitter Carlos Caraballo on Oct. 30 in a Top Rank show in New York City.
“This should be a good fight. I want to fight him because he’s a knockout artist with an impressive record. This would be a huge upset if I beat him,” Sultan told SunStar Cebu.
The 29-year-old Sultan recently scored an impressive seventh round knockout of Sharone Carter on Aug. 14 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Sultan decided to stay in the United States in the hope of getting another fight and it paid off.
“This is a very important fight for me because this could be the key to another world title shot,” said Sultan.
Sultan broke into the World Boxing Association (WBA) bantamweight rankings at No. 9 following his win over Carter. He hopes to move up in the WBA bantamweight ladder with an impressive win over Caraballo.
Sultan fought for a world title in 2018. He challenged International Boxing Federation super flyweight king Jerwin Ancajas in an all-Filipino fight in Carson. He, however, lost via a one-sided unanimous decision.
The 25-year-old Caraballo is an unbeaten prospect from Puerto Rico. He’s been on a tear, knocking out all 14 of his opponents. He fought once in 2021 and scored a fourth round technical knockout over Leonadro Baez in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Sultan is 17-5 with 11 knockouts, while Caraballo is 14-0 with 14 knockouts.
Sultan will set up training camp in Las Vegas with his coach Joven Jimenez and strength and conditioning coach Memo Heredia in preparation for a tough fight. (EKA)