Last year’s victor over Jerwin Ancajas, Martinez (pictured on the left), retains the title
Argentina’s own Fernando Martinez emerged victorious in a match against Jade Bornea, successfully holding onto his IBF world super-flyweight title in Minneapolis.
The 31-year-old Argentine managed to inflict a severe cut on the right ear of the Filipino challenger in the ninth round, leading to the referee halting the match at the beginning of the eleventh round.
This victory contributes to Martinez’s undefeated streak of 16 bouts, while marking the first professional defeat for the 28-year-old Bornea.
“I was persistently targeting the ear which ultimately ended the bout,” Martinez stated. He continued confidently, “The stronger fighter was victorious, and that was me.”
Martinez initially claimed the title from fellow Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas the previous year and successfully defended his title in a rematch last October.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Fernando Martinez IBF super-flyweight title defense
Who won the IBF super-flyweight title match?
Fernando Martinez of Argentina won the IBF super-flyweight title match.
Where was the IBF super-flyweight title match held?
The IBF super-flyweight title match was held in Minneapolis.
How did Fernando Martinez secure his victory in the match?
Martinez secured his victory by inflicting a severe cut on Jade Bornea’s right ear in the ninth round, which led the referee to halt the match at the start of the eleventh round.
Who did Fernando Martinez beat to initially win his title?
Fernando Martinez initially won his title by beating Jerwin Ancajas, another Filipino boxer.
How many bouts has Fernando Martinez remained unbeaten in?
Fernando Martinez has remained unbeaten in 16 professional boxing bouts.
Is this Jade Bornea’s first loss in his professional career?
Yes, this marks the first loss in Jade Bornea’s professional boxing career.