Sonny Boy Jaro will try his darn best not to let his newly-won WBC flyweight title slip away.
“Buwis-buhay ang ginawang preparasyon ko sa pagkapanalo ko,” said Jaro after attending yesterday’s weekly PSA Forum at Shakey’s UN Avenue in Ermita.
Jaro rose to prominence almost two weeks ago when he knocked out Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in six rounds in Chonburi to nail the WBC 112-lb crown.
Aljoa Jaro, who manages and trains the fighter and a distant cousin of the champion, said negotiations have started regarding the holding of Jaro’s first defense against mandatory challenger Toshiyuki Igarashi of Japan in Tokyo in June.
“Basta’t kung sino ang iharap sa akin lalabanan ko at hindi ko aatrasan,” said Jaro, who has expressed desire to keep the title for a long time.
Teiken Promotions, which has Igarashi under contract, has contacted Jaro and has expressed deep interest in bringing the fight there.
“We’ll see what happens because I also have a plan of promoting the fight here,” said Jaro.
But if both sides don’t come to an agreement, the Mexico-based WBC will order a purse bidding.
Team Jaro will spend a few more weeks relaxing before commencing the first phase of training in their homebase in Binangonan, Rizal.