The World Boxing Federation (WBF) has started 2014 with a bang, making history with its first title fight in the Philippines as Sanman Promotions, Peter Maniatis Events and JM Promotions will be staging a clash between undefeated rising stars for the vacant WBF International Flyweight title on Tuesday January 14.
22-year-old Michael Enriquez, who brings a 7-0-1 (4) record, takes on fellow countryman Jake Bornea (4-0, 3 KOs) at the Oval Plaza Covered Court in General Santos City, in a bout that also doubles for the vacant Philippines Flyweight crown.
With the WBF World Flyweight title scheduled to be contested in South Africa at the end of February, Enriquez has his eyes firmly set on challenging the winner, and is not concerned about possibly having to travel for the opportunity. However, he obviously needs to get by Bornea first.
With the prospect of the great Manny Pacquiao being ringside, along with a sold out and passionate crowd, both boxers are highly motivated to not only put on a good show for the fans, but to keep the outstanding reputation of Filipino boxers intact.
The Michael “Blade” Enriquez vs. Jake “Bonbon” Bornea World Boxing Federation International Flyweight title fight is the main event of a massive twelve-bout card, with the undercard featuring some of the area’s most talented prospects.