Sonny Boy Jaro is mandated to defend his newly-won WBC flyweight crown against top-ranked Japanese boxer Toshiyuki Igarashi in June and he stands to collect a hefty paycheck, according to his chief handler and trainer.
Aljoe Jaro (no relation to the boxer) told InterAKTV on Wednesday that the celebrated Filipino puncher, who electrified the boxing world last week with a smashing sixth-round knockout of Thai legend Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, does not mind entering the lion’s den against Igarashi as long as they are compensated well.
“If they want to bring the fight in Japan, they have to give us a reasonable purse,” said Jaro. “But if they are willing to come over here, then they will have to be satisfied with a minimum purse.”
Jaro said negotiations have yet to commence between him and the Japanese camp because Jaro’s win was shocking since the Thai puncher was expected to get rid of him.
Still, in the event Igarashi’s handlers and promoters begin to hold talks, Jaro will have to deal with Akihiko Honda, the big boss of Teiken Promotions, which has Igarashi under contract.
Jaro said they only got a measly $10,000 for the Wonjongkam bout but should make more in their first defense.
“Baka umabot ng $200,000,” said Jaro.