Ealier today British promotional outfit Cyclone Promotions announce the next bout of their super prospect Andrew Selby (6-0, 4) announcing that the highly regarded 27 year old Welsh Flyweight hopeful would be returning to the ring on November 18th to face Filipino Jake Bornea (11-1, 5). Not only would the two men be facing off but they would be doing so in a bout for the IBF Inter Continental Flyweight title, likely leading to the winning getting a solid IBF ranking.
The Filipino hopeful is regarded as a genuine prospect and is the twin brother of Jade Bornea, who is well known for an amateur win over Kosei Tanaka. He's been a professional since August 2013 and he has claimed both the World Boxing Federation International and WBO Asia Pacific Youth Flyweight titles and has reeled off 5 wins since his sole defeat, a decision loss to Raymond Tabugon more than 2 years ago.
Although still a relative baby in the ring Bornea has been the 12 round distance once, in his loss, and 10 rounds on 3 other ocassions. Although his competition hasn't been amazing so far he does have wins over upcoming OPBF title challenger Felipe Cagubcob Jr, a then unbeaten Michael Enriquez and Renerio Arizala. A bout with Selby is a huge step up, but he's certainly a hungry fighter who will be coming into this looking for a win rather than trying to make up numbers.
The unbeaten Selby is viewed as one of the most exciting prospects in Europe and is the brother of current world champion Lee Selby. Prior to turning professional in later 2015 he had been a sensational amateur competing at all the major international tournemtns, such as World Amateur Championships, Olympics and European championships, winning multiple medals along the way. That amateur background has seen him marked for major success, but given the lack of talent in the Flyweight division in Europe he has struggled for notable opponents, meaning that his team have now began to look towards Asia for competition.
This bout will be Selby's second title fight, and see him looking to add to his collection which currently includes the British Flyweight title. Notably it comes only weeks after his recent win over Felix Moncada, in what was a dominant win over a late replacement.
(Image courtesy of Cyclone Promotions)
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