Bornea to face Obbadi in IBF title eliminator

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UNDEFEATED prospect Jade Bornea earns a huge break in his budding career as he is set to fight Mohammed Obbadi in an International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight title eliminator on Jan. 14, 2021 in Monterrey, Mexico.

The winner of the fight becomes the mandatory challenger of longtime IBF super flyweight king Jerwin Ancajas.

Bornea, 26, has been patiently waiting for his moment, slowly moving his way up the stacked super flyweight ladder. His biggest win came in 2020 after he beat previously unbeaten Ernesto Delgadillo by split decision to win the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) super flyweight strap in Toppenish, Washington.

Bornea’s other notable wins are against Roland Jay Biendima, Danrick Sumabong, Raul Yu and Salatiel Amit.

Bornea is rated No. 7 by the IBF and No. 14 by both the World Boxing Council (WBC) and the World Boxing Organization.

Bornea’s last fight was earlier in 2021, wherein he beat Biendima by unanimous decision in Gen. Santos City, Philippines.

Obbadi, on the other hand, is the No. 3 ranked super flyweight by the IBF. He’s a relative unknown in mainstream boxing and will be fighting for the first time out of Europe.

The 28-year-old, Italy-based Moroccan is unbeaten since 2018 and has won his last nine fights. He’s coming off a six-round decision win over patsy Joel Sanchez in Italy in his only fight in 2021.

Obbadi’s only career defeat is a seventh round stoppage in the hands of former world champion Cristofer Rosales in 2017.

Bornea is 16-0 with 10 knockouts, while Obbadi is 22-1 with 14 knockouts.

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