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Borja gunning for 155-lb. belt

by Dave Delgado

Guam - With PXC 22 just 2 days away Ronnie Borja looks to become Guam's 155-pound champion with a win against Micah Tobias. Borja has fought some of the island's top contenders in the lightweight division proving he is worthy of a title shot. Borja and Tobias meet for the second time this Friday in a rematch that will put either fighter on the top 155-pound weight class.

"The fight against Micah, and me first round he took me to the ground and got full mount and dominated me but it was just my will to keep pushing. Once I knew I could take his punches there was nothing else to worry about. He gave me his best shot in the beginning and I knew I could take it so later on in the round I started staying and banging, taking everything he was giving me and giving him everything I had. It was like a back and forth situation where you know who is going to give up first," he said.

Ronnie is a fighter that has shown knock out power and that he can take a punch. He's stood in the pocket and has taken his fair share of punches and still finds the way to pull off the win.

He added, "Well the second round when we came out there was nothing else to worry about he did his best and pushed his hardest in the first round to take me out quick and he couldn't. I just did what I had to do, I just stood in the pocket and threw. I knew I was gassing him out and I was gassing out as well but I just knew if I kept pushing the pace it could lead to him just stopping. It was just one of those things where I get my second win and don't stop, just keep pushing the pace and one of us would give up and it wasn't me that night."

Both guys admit that when they met a few months ago they weren't at 100 percent. Conditioning and strategy will play a big role fight night Friday.

"Well the difference between with the last fight and this fight and this fight is that I'm taking the fight serious. Every time I don't have training I'm out running, swimming doing anything I can to stay in shape and for this fight you will see the difference between the first one and now the rematch between Micah and I. I picked up my cardio and stamina, the first and second round of this rematch is going to be crazy. It's going to be intense, quick moving and a highly anticipated fight. I don't think it is going to go all 5 rounds it might even end in the second or first round," he said.

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