Last Friday newly signed Dragon Fire Boxing prospect, King Raynel Mederos improved his pro record to 3-0 with a devastating body shot.
The Cuban amateur boxing standout Mederos dismantled Bolivian Carlos Ever Rocha HURTADO 4-4 inside 50 seconds in the opening stanza.
One of the featured headline fights at the Club Mexico Stadium in Santiago Chile.
The event was the first of the newly launched Dragon Fire Latino promotional company by Chiles Nico "Maverick" Martinez.
Martinez opened about Dragon Fire Boxing Latino, "This will be a busy year for Dragon Fire Boxing Latino and Chilean boxing. Firstly its an honor to partner with Australias Tony Tolj. We are determined to give our boxers the best opportunities in Chile and build the next generation of boxers, our marquee stars are WBA Fedebol Champion Andres Campos, Ramon Mascareña and Raynel Mederos are boxers who will be the future and its an honor to see these Super human warriors go to the next level"
Mederos opened up about his fight, "Firstly I want to thank God, my manager The Big Bossman Tony Tolj, My promoter "The Maverick" Nico Martinez. I put in the work in the gym and the results came, I have an amazing team around me and I know thats what it takes to go to the next level. I'm looking forward to having a massive year.
Undefeated Jesse "The Great " White challenges for Fano Kori for the Western Australian Super Welterweight title on March 6 in Metro City, Perth
Hugely popular Jesse White 6-0 takes a step up in his seventh professional contest as he clashes with the tried and tested Fano Kori for the Western Australian Super Welterweight title on the latest edition of Dragon Fire Boxing's Thunderdome series.
The clash that will take place in Metro City, Perth, features on a show that will showcase some of Australia's most prominent talent all in title action. White, a native of Melbourne, opened up about his first title opportunity in the pro ranks.
He said, "Firstly thank you to my manager the best in the business Tony Tolj for getting me this opportunity on what is looking like possibly the best Thunderdome show of all time. I am so grateful to be getting an opportunity at a title at this stage of my career and I am fully convinced I will emerge victoriously on fight night.
"Kori is a tough fighter, I fully respect him. I have been working hard with my team for this fight and I am improving all of the time thanks to them. I am excited for the fight and I truly believe people will see the best Jesse White they have seen so far in the pro ranks.
"I only had 11 amateur fights so I am learning on the job, but I know that I am learning on the job the right way and that will show on March 6."
White looks to take a step on a ladder that many great Australian champions have taken before him. With many winning State then full Australian titles, White outlined what he wants his path to be in the pro ranks.
"Danny Green got me into boxing, he was my hero so obviously I want to follow a path like his, however, I am honestly just focused on this fight coming up then becoming Australian Champion. That is the goal for me right now and I believe I can make that happen.
"I have a top-class team around me in the gym and on the management side so let's see how far this can go. I'm going to keep working as hard as I can and who knows, but I am focused right now in achieving my career goal which is to be Australian Champion and that path starts on March 6 in Metro City."
Undefeated Filipino super flyweight prospect Jade Bornea (now W15 KO10 L0 D0) escaped with a split decision win over previously undefeated Mexican Ernesto Delgadillo (now W11 KO2 L1 D2) thus taking home the NABF Super Flyweight Title. The two judges scored it 96-93 for the Filipino while one had it 93-96 for the Mexican.
The fight headlined the UFC Fight Pass event on January 30 in Legends Casino and Hotel in Toppenish, Washington. The event was promoted by former pound for pound king Roy Jones, Jr. In association with Sanman Promotions
Bornea’s manager Jim Claude Manangquil was impressed with his ward’s performance.
“The fight was a competitive battle between two young undefeated fighters but Bornea was the better warrior technically and in being aggressive. It shouldn’t have been a split decision but we always respect the judges. Jade was prepared and he delivered," the Sanman Boxing CEO stated.
For Bornea, it was a good performance but he knew he can do better.
“I need to improve my game. It was a nice win but there is still a lot of room to be better. I will keep on working hard in the gym and be more prepared in my next fight. I am happy to take home the belt. I am hoping for bigger fights next time,” Bornea said