Undefeated Jade Bornea Wins Split Decision Over Ernesto
Delgadillo To Earn NABF Super Flyweight Title
Hot Filipino prospect Jade "Hurricane" Bornea struck America
last night and he delivered, winning a 10-round split
decision over previously unbeaten Ernesto Delgadillo, to
capture the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF)
super flyweight title.
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Fighting for the first time as a professional in the United
States, the 24-year-old Bornea (15-0, 1o KOs) went into the
fight rated No. 10 by the International Boxing Federation
(IBF) and No. 15 by the World Boxing Association (WBA). He
is a former IBF World Youth and World Boxing Oriental Youth
super flyweight champion.
Last night on a show presented by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing
Promotions, Bornea made a name for himself outside his
native Philippines with an impressive victory against
Delgadillo (11-1-2, 2 KOs), a former World Boxing Council
(WBC) United States super flyweight titlist.
The 10-round main event was split into almost two different
fights: Delgadillo effectively jabbed his way to take the
early rounds, and he registered a somewhat questionable
knockdown in the sixth round. Bornea successfully closed the
distance after three rounds, sitting in the pocket and
becoming more aggressive as the fight went on.
Bornea won a split decision (96-93 X 2 & 93-96) to become
the new NABF super flyweight champion.
In the co-featured event, Northern Ireland middleweight
Connor "The Kid" Coyle improved his record to 12-0 (5 KOs),
needing only three minutes to take care of business. Coyle
connected on a crisp combination at the end of round one,
hurting his Mexican opponent, Miguel Dumas (11-3, 8 KOs). On
the advice of the ringside physician, referee Joel Scobie
halted the action after round one for a Coyle TKO win.
In a battle of undefeated Northwest light heavyweights,
Seattle's Richard VanSicien (8-0, 4 KOs) scored a
first-round stoppage of Abraham Martin (5-1, 5 KOs), of
Oregon, when referee Jack Reiss waved off the fight after
Washington super lightweight William Hernandez-Gomez (4-0, 2
KOs) pitched a shutout against Abdul Kamara (1-2), winning
all four rounds in convincing fashion.
In a rematch of a draw, Washington super lightweight
Margarito Hernandez (1-0-1) won a unanimous 4-round decision
over intra-state rival Joshua Wheeler (0-1-1); Tacoma, WA
featherweight Jerrell Barbour (1-0) won his professional
debut with a 4-rround unanimous decision over Kendall Ward
Florida middleweight Glenn Hagler, Jr. (4-1, 2 KOs) and
Oregon's Charon Spain (1-13-2) fought to a 4-round draw.