Sanman Boxing: Thai Fighter Determined to Steal Bornea’s Belt

Jade Bornea may yet to taste a single loss but as far as Jakkrawut Majoogoen is concerned, the Filipino boxer has not proven anything yet.
The Thailander Majoogoen expressed confidence of going home victorious in what he described as a make-or-break fight against Bornea in the main event of “Road to Stardom” fight card slated September 9 in Polomolok, South Cotabato.
The Thai fighter is a former WBC World youth champion who has 19 wins with only one loss. He has 11 knockout victories, an indication that he could not be taken lightly.
As a pro, Bornea has only fought eight times and won all of them.
Bornea said that against Majoogoe, he will be out to prove that he has what it takes to beat the best fighters in the division.
But Majoogoen has own mission to fulfill.
“I also need to prove myself. Prove that I am not only good only in Thailand but also in other places. I want to show my talent  all over the world,” he said.
At stake in the fight is Bornea’s IBF Youth title and Majoogoen is determined to steal the crown.
“I am training hard for this fight as this is for IBF title and I want to bring it to my country,” said Majoogoen.
Fighting in Bornea’s hometown doesn’t even bother Majoogoen a bit.
“There is no problem fighting first the time outside Thailand. I think it’s better as I am motivated and excited to win,” he said.
Majoogoen said fighting in the Philippine soil will help shape his career.
“It’s a make or break for me to fight Bornea. I would know my real ability especially that I will be fighting in his country,” the Thailander said.

Bornea Bracing for War Against Thai Foe

One doesn’t have to remind Jade Bornea how high the stakes are in his upcoming fight against a Thailander opponent.
In fact, the 22-year-old boxer from General Santos City is feeling some pressure to deliver but don’t expect him to just cave in as he vowed to put on an spectacular show against Jakkrawut Majoogoen in the main event of “Road to Stardom” fight card slated September 9 in Polomolok, South Cotabato.

“There’s a little pressure as it will be my first defense of my IBF Youth title, but I’ll use that pressure to my advantage since I perform better when under pressure especially against good opponents,” said Bornea.

Bornea of Sanman-Amoy Gym has had a stellar amateur career, beating the likes of Murodjon Akhmadaliev, a 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, Kosei Tanaka, the current WBO lightflyweight champion and KJ Cataraja, the unbeaten prospect of the ALA Boxing Gym.

“As a professional boxer, I think Majoogoen is my toughest opponent to date,” said Bornea, who is still unbeaten in eight fights with five knockout victories.

       
Majoogoen is definitely no easy prey. He is a former WBC World youth champion who has 19 wins with only one loss.
        
The Thailander is also known to putting opponents to sleep as 11 of his victories came by way of knockouts.
        
But Bornea is unfazed of the quality of the opponent he is facing and vowed to do everything in his bid to bolster his stock.

“He has a good record and a former WBC world youth champion but I will try to knock him out if the opportunity comes,” warned Bornea.

        
Against Majoogoen, Bornea stressed that it is not just about getting a win. He warned that he will be out to prove he has what it takes to face some of the biggest names in his division.
        

“I want to make a statement in the superflyweight division. I want to face the best in my division after this fight,” Bornea said.

        
Bornea’s preparations for the much-anticipated fight started last Monday where he sparred for four rounds at the Sanman Boxing Gym in General Santos.
        

“The training is going well. The heavy training will start next week. I’m excited as it will be my first time to fight a foreign opponent as a pro and the fight will be held in my country.”