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Little-known Borres stuns former IBF youth champ for ABF belt

Ivan Saldajeno
By Ivan Saldajeno

PUERTO PRINCESA—Being a youth champion of a "Big 4" boxing organization doesn't guarantee you easy wins as your pro career goes on.

That was proven on Friday night when former IBF youth flyweight champion Robert Onggocan fell prey to virtual unknown Jeronil Borres in the co-main event of Battle of Palawan: Night of Champions at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum on Friday night.

Now based in La Trinidad, the Butuan native completed a giant-slaying over the BiƱan-based pug via majority decision to take home the Asian Boxing Federation flyweight title.

Borres began turning the tides of the bout at the middle of the 10-rounder, tagging Onggocan with solid strikes.

But Onggocan showed his pedigree by keeping his resilience in the end, eventually keeping the game close.

Jaime Mata gave a 95-all stalemate, but Greg Ortega and Lim Jun-Bae both had identical 96-94 cards favoring Borres.

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