Roxas City, Capiz
Jimmy Borbon is an orthodox boxer hailing originally from Roxas City, Capiz, and has been a pro since 2014. Although he has been largely absent from competition in the last couple of years, Borbon resumed in December and put on a great showing against the very experienced Leonardo Doronio. This was an extremely close bout where “double Shot” probably showed the better creativity, but his enterprise was often negated with Doronio counters.
Jimmy Borbon put together a couple of nice wins, followed by a split decision loss back in 2018, showing what he was capable of when he is in best form. He has also competed with top class fighters over the years – Daishi Nagata in Japan, and locals Marlon Paniamogan, Adones Aguelo and Argie Toquero, so knows what level of performance is required to get a win against an emerging talent like Carlo Bacaro.
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