The cancellation of Jayson Mama’s (W16-0) fight against champion Moruti Mthalane was a blessing in disguise as he finally gets a shot at the same title but this time against newly crowned IBF flyweight world champion Sunny Edwards (16-0).
Edwards snatched the crown from Mthalane via unanimous decision this past April. The Edwards versus Mama flyweight showdown will be held on September 11, at the Copperbox Arena in London, England.
Mama is currently busy with his training camp at the Sanman Gym under the tutelage of coach Ronerex Dalut and strength and conditioning coach Jenny Guevarra.
He has been sparring with stablemates Froilan Saludar and Dave Apolinario.
Jayson is ecstatic about the news.
“This is the biggest fight in my career! I can’t afford to let this slip. I am thankful to my promoter and manager for arranging this life-changing fight. I am also lucky to have quality sparring partners at our gym. I can’t explain the excitement I feel now. I am so motivated to grab that belt from Edwards," Mama stated.
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil is also busy facilitating the other details of this fight.
“We strongly hope in adding a new world champion to our Sanman Stable. It’s Jayson’s time. Edwards is technically skilled but we have the proper game plan to beat him. Jayson is one of the most hardworking kids in the gym. He will be a world champion," Manangquil said.