Martinez On Bornea Title Fight: “My Experience Will Shine In This Fight”

Martinez Says He is on Another Level Now

Fernando Martinez plans to benefit from experience over Jade Bornea
Fernando Martinez (L, Instagram), Jade Bornea

Fernando Martinez Plans To Look Better Than Ever Against Mandatory Jade Bornea

The mission is two-fold for reigning IBF junior bantamweight champion Fernando Martinez (15-0, 8 KOs) against mandatory challenger Jade Bornea (18-0, 12 KOs) on June 24. One, Martinez wants to successfully defend the title. Secondly, the defending champion has a burning desire to show the boxing world that he is one of the elite fighters in the division.

Martinez won the belt in February 2022 with a unanimous decision victory over Jerwin Ancajas. They re-matched in October 2022 with Martinez once again winning by unanimous decision.


Ancajas previously held the IBF title for five years. So in defeating Ancajas in back-to-back battles, Martinez’s confidence is through the roof. Speaking to RingTV, Martinez talked about how those victories are a sign of how good he is. As far as the 31-year-old from Argentina sees it, his name belongs in any discussion about the best at 115.

“I believe I am up there already . . . ready for the big fights. I am ready for the champions in the division and to unify.”

But before any talks of a possible unification match, he must overcome Bornea, who became the mandatory challenger with a third-round knockout over Mohammad Obbadi in January 2022.

Martinez vs Bornea will be shown live on Showtime on the undercard of a twelve-round bout between Carlos Adames and Julian Willams. Martinez looks forward to fighting on such a big platform. He plans to steal the show and thinks he will be too much for the mandatory challenger on fight night.

“I am going to demonstrate that I am at an even higher level now. I think my experience will shine in this fight.”

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