Jade Bornea scores KO, moves closer to title shots with super fly weight

Jade Bornea scores KO, moves closer to title shots with super fly weight

Jade Bornea (left) vs Mohammed Obbadi. SANMAN KAMPAGTER INSTAGRAM

MANILA, Philippines – Undefeated Filipino boxer Jade Bornea scored the biggest win of his career when he stopped Mohammed Obbadi in the third round of their IBF superflyweight title eliminator fight on Saturday at the Auditorio Jacales in Monterrey, Mexico.

Bornea landed a stiff right crossbar on Obbadi’s jaw to stun the Moroccan fighter before being linked with a crushing left hook to the liver to end the fight.

Obbadi, who came down to the canvas on all fours, took the full number 1:25 into the third.

In just his second match outside the Philippines, Bornea slung into the No. 1 rankings in the IBF’s super flyweight and could get a title shot against champion Jerwin Ancajas.

The 26-year-old from General Santos City, who recently signed with promotional company Probellum, increased his perfect record to 17-0 including 11 knockouts.

Obbadi, who now lives in Italy, saw his winning streak of nine games crack as he slipped to 22-2.

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