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McJoe Arroyo Waits For Mandatory Fight With Jerwin Ancajas

By Miguel Rivera

He has waited patiently for the opportunity to make a mandatory defense against Filipino Jerwin Ancajas (24-1-1, 16 KO). On July 18, it marked a year since McJoe Arroyo conquered the 115-pound world title of the International Boxing Federation (IBF).

Since then he has waited patiently for the opportunity to make a mandatory defense against Ancajas. There was date set in April but the fight was postponed due to a hand injury suffered by the Fajardo native. But today a new date has emerged.

"There existed the possibility that it would take place at the end of July, but no agreement was reached. It is being worked on for maybe the 6th or 13th of August. We keep training for when a date is finalized," said Arroyo to Carlos Gonzalez.

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In fact, Arroyo had hoped to get an agreement for July 30 in New York during the event that will have Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton collide at the Barclays Center.

"The date was attempted, but there was never a sure thing," said Arroyo (17-0).

When the fight against Ancajas was originally scheduled for April, Arroyo suffered a left hand injury that forced him to postpone the fight. Meanwhile, the fight was auctioned and awarded to Sampson Lewkowicz, Ancajas' handler.

That did not sit well with Arroyo.

"No one was to represent me in the purse bid. To care for the champion you must go to the purse bid, but that's over. The rules say I get to 85% and the rest for the challenger. The problem is that the minimum is $25,000. I have to consider whether I should go to the Philippines to risk the title," said Arroyo.

In fact, the fighter did not hide his disappointment with the situation.

"You work hard to become champion and then make some defenses for best money to secure the future, but it is an uphill struggle. We want to fight, but everything is difficult," he lamented.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 1hourRun on 08-24-2016

About time Arroyo and Kono recovered from hand injuries 115 is about to pick up with RG coming to smash.

Comment by fighting man on 07-18-2016

If his team doesn't make a bid then that's on them. He was VERY lucky to win the belt, has done nothing since winning a year ago, should be grateful he's not been stripped with a full year out of…

Comment by richardt on 07-17-2016

I want to see his brother again because he showed a lot of skills in his loss to Roman Gonzalez. Gave Gonzalez one of his toughest fights ever.

Comment by PETUFF on 07-17-2016

Warrr Arroyo!!but 25,000 is a disgrace shame on Haymon!:boxing::boxing:

Comment by PETUFF on 07-17-2016

Este sera el simio hijo e puta que duerme en los periodicos boricuas??Miguel Rivera :boxing::boxing:

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