This Friday at Bellator 256, featherweight Adam Borics meets up with the well-travelled Canadian Jeremy Kennedy. Both fighters will be looking to build on recent win streaks, and Borics knows he’s in for a fight.
“He’s a really tough guy, but I am happy for this match-up and I just want to show my skill set, and show everybody how good I am,” Borics told Cageside Press ahead of the fight. “Because my last two fights haven’t been my best performances.”
Keep in mind, Borics (16-1) has won his last two fights, both via decision, against Mike Hamel and Erick Sanchez. But prior to his last outing, at Bellator 250, Borics had noted that in the past, his camp had been too long, and his head wasn’t in the game. That’s something he’s changed, thanks to a visit back home to Hungary.
“The biggest thing that I did, I went back to Hungary for two and a half months and that thing totally changed me, man. I was so tired and I really missed Hungary and I really missed my family,” he explained. “Since I moved here [to the USA] I have just been training, training, training, like it was a camp every day and my body and my mind got tired.”
Home is where the heart is, and it’s what got Borics back in the game. After all, it’s where he got his start in martial arts, originally in Muay Thai when he was 15, then later in Kempo Karate. “The main thing was like, go back to Hungary for two and half months, and train my mind. [I] came back like I’m 20 years old again. I’m insane hungry, like when I was 20 years old. I have dreams, I want to be the best 145’er in the world and my coaches they just said ‘man, you’ve changed.'”
Borics only setback as a professional was his loss in the featherweight grand prix to former bantamweight champ Darrion Caldwell. These days, there are no thoughts of revenge, however.
“If you asked me like five months ago I would say, I want that rematch and I really want that, but he’s jumped to my team now. We train together, and I just know I am capable of beating him but that night, the wrong Adam showed up,” explained Borics. Despite the loss and his exit from the grand prix, it was a learning experience. “I learned from that fight, a lot. I am so thankful for that loss. I lost the undefeated pressure, I learned a lot from that. If they offered me the rematch I would take it but it’s not necessary now.”
“He’s my teammate now, he’s a good guy,” Borics added, in regards to Caldwell. “The rematch isn’t necessary for me now.”
Adam Borics faces Jeremy Kennedy at Bellator 256 this Friday, April 9 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.