By: Sanman Boxing
Jade Bornea, now (17-0 KO11) made a loud statement by scoring a nasty third round TKO win over Mohammed Obaddi in Mexico. Obaddi gave Bornea a tough fight in the opening round but started feeling the Filipino’s power in the second. It was in the fateful third stanza that Bornea hurt Obaddi with a power right hook. Sensing a hurt opponent, Bornea followed with a sharp left uppercut to the rib cage which send Obaddi to his knees in delayed reaction. Obaddi failed to beat the count hence prompting the referee to stop the fight at the 1:25 mark. Bornea earns the top spot in the IBF Junior bantamweight ranking and makes him mandatory challenger to fellow Filipino Jerwin Ancajas.
Ancajas is scheduled to defend his title his title against Fernando Daniel Martinez of Argentina in February and may schedule a unification showdown with WBO champ Kazuto Ioka. Meanwhile, Bornea’s manager and Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil is not eager of staging him against fellow Filipino in Ancajas who is being handled by MP Promotions. “ Now that Jade is in the prime spot at the rankings, it will be easier to look for bigger fights for him. We will take our time. We will sit down and discuss the options”, Manangquil said.
Bornea could not contain his happiness with the sensational win. “I promised my team and my countrymen that I will take win in an exciting fashion. And thank God I did. It was a great game plan and I sticked to it. Obaddi was strong but I can handle his shots. I was waiting for a perfect opening and I found it in the third round. He has a good chin but I sensed I could hurt him more with a body shot. I look forward for a title shot soon. I would like to thank Sanman Promotions, Probellum and Sean Gibbons for making all these possible”, Bornea stated.
Last night in Mexico we saw an IBF Super Flyweight eliminator as unbeaten Filipino Jade Bornea (17-0, 11) faced off with Italian based Moroccan fighter Mohammed Obbadi (22-2, 13). Going in both men were looking to secure themselves a shot at IBF champion Jerwin Ancajas, who will be defending his title in February, and it was clear that this was a major bout for both men, who had a lot of respect for each other.
The opening round started slowly, but heated up really nice in the last minute or so, with both fighters picking up their pace at about the same time. When that happened Bonrea became the stalker, whilst Obbadi showed some lovely movement, quick hands and good straight shots. The final minute of the round really was something very exciting, and saw both have some really good moments. Through the round the best single shots seemed to come from Bornea, but Obbadi had good success with his volume and it was probably his output that shaded what ended up being a really good round.
The second round started much like the first round had ended, with the major difference being that Bornea was fighting the second as a southpaw, and landed one or two gorgeous shots from the lefty stance, including a brilliant straight left hand. It was another really good round, but it was clear that Obbadi had tasted Bornea's power and wasn't really wanting to taste it too often, keeping range more and touching Bornea at range. It was a really nice round from both fighters, though again the heavier, more telling shots were from Bornea, with those shots just edging him the round.
In round 3 Bornea continued as a southpaw, and it seemed like he was very confident at the start of the round. He seemed to hurt Obbadi with a brilliant body shot early on, and although Obbadi seemed to recover it was clear Bornea had smelled blood, and went the body several times through the round, landing some shots that were thrown with the intention of taking the wind out of Obbadi's sails and his footwork. The pressure from Bornea seemed to intensify and Obbadi seemed to be doing all he could to survive. Soon afterwards a headshot hurt Obbadi, and a body shot sent him down for the count.
Notably at the end Obbadi's left eye was a complete mess, it appeared the right hooks from Borena had really damaged his face whilst the body shots had taken the fight out of him.
For Bornea this is, by far, the most notable win of his carer, and whilst he might have to wait for a world title fight, he showed what he could do here and put in a very solid performance. As for Obbadi, this is a set back, but there's a lot for him to work with, and there's a good chance he will find himself back in the mix in the future. Sadly for him however this was a second stoppage loss, and there will be question marks about his toughness, durability and heart.
BORNEA IN HIS BIGGEST CAREER FIGHT TOMORROW
By: Sanman Boxing
Junior bantamweight prospect Jade Bornea (16-0 KO10) has always been an underrated boxer ever since his amateur days. Not many boxing fans are aware that Bornea has beaten current IBF/WBA junior featherweight titlist Murodjon Akhmadaliev who is set to face Pinoy top gun Marlon Tapales. Jade has also defeated Japanese multi-division champion Kosei Tanaka. But tomorrow, Bornea has the chance to show the boxing world what he is made of. He is set to fight Mohammed Obaddi in Mexico in an elimination war for the IBF Super Flyweight title held by Jerwin Ancajas.
Bornea who is a mainstay of the famed Sanman Boxing Stable is not eager to fight fellow Filipino in Ancajas and prays that the latter goes up in weight soon. However when boxing leaves no choice for him, then he will face whoever is placed in front of him. Right now his eyes are fixed on Obaddi which he needs to beat decisively in order to ensure bigger fights in the future.
“I have worked so hard in the gym since my amateur career. This is my chance of a lifetime. I can’t afford to let it slip away. I will represent my country in Mexico and will come home with the win”, Bornea stated.
By: Sanman Boxing
Sanman Boxing delivered another successful boxing event with the latest episode of its Bubble Series held at their stable gym in General Santos City. In the main event, “Magic” Mike Plania improved his record to W25-L1 as he dominated countryman Emmanuel Ogawa in a six round action. Score was 60-54 on all judges.
In the co-featured event, Jayson Mama remains undefeated and improved his record to W16-L0 as he battered Romshane Sarguilla from the opening bell. Sarguilla failed to answer the opening bell of the eight round thus awarding the stoppage win to Mama.
In the other co-featured bout, Jade Bornea kept his immaculate record and improved it to W16-L0 with a wide unanimous decision win over Roland Jay Biendima. The judges scored it 100-90 and 99-91twice all in favor of the undefeated Sanman protege.
The curtain raise showed John Vincent Pangga winning a four round unanimous nod against Elizer Ambon.
In as much as most bouts ended with decision wins, the all out action was present in every fight. “These warriors came to the ring all prepared for war. I commend all opponents for giving our boxers good quality fights. This shows the quality of match making that we do in our promotion. Thanks to our loyal followers and to all boxing fans”, Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil stated.
By: Sanman Boxing
Everything is set for tomorrow's rumble bonanza as Sanman Promotions bring us another episode of its Bubble Series. This time, the main card features "Magic" Mike Plania who battles it out against Emmanuel Ogawa. Below are the final weigh-in results:
Weights from General Santos City, Philippines
Mike Plania 122lbs
Emmanuel Mogawa 121lbs
Jayson Mama 112lbs
Romshane Sarguilla 112lbs
Jade Bornea 116lbs
Roland Jay Biendima 116lbs
John Vincent Pangga 118lbs
Elizer Ambon 123lbs
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil assures boxing fans of yet another slambang event which will be raining knockouts. "Please watch our event via the Sanman Promotions Facebook page. If its from Sanman, it's always guaranteed boxing action", Manangquil stated.
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