VALENTINE Borg has hitboxing big time and now a bigger time beckons.
The Penrith puncher has confirmed his potential as the possible next big thing by winning the Australian lightweight championship.
Now trainer Mark Grech is negotiating for Borg to be part of the undercard for the Anthony Mundine v Shane Mosley bout in October.
Minchinbury's 20-year-old Borg won the lightweight title with a fourth-round technical knockout against the experienced Robert Toomey in Dubbo.
Grech's appraisal before the Toomey stoush was that "Val is better suited to the pros, where he can fight the longer rounds, which suits his fitness and ruthless combinations and extreme accuracy."
The better-suited-to-the-pros description was in reference to Borg's amateur career.
Borg was denied his ambition to go to the Olympics when he contracted glandular fever a week before the team was named.
There was no denying him in Dubbo, however.
Borg was in control immediately, won the first two rounds convincingly and was hurting Toomey with every punch.
Toomey increased his workrate, attempting to tire Borg in the third round.
Grech's instructions for the fourth round were to hit Toomey with hooks, as they were more effective than one-punch power.
Borg forced Toomey on the ropes.
His opponent escaped that barrage but not the next one, and referee Gary Deans and Toomey's corner simultaneously called a halt.
No halt to Borg's career, however.
It's only starting.