Boxing: With big fight on hold, US-based John Riel Casimero longs for Leyte home


Posted at Jun 26 2020 09:05 PM


It looks like John Riel Casimero's triple title clash with Japan world champion Naoya Inoue won't happen in July as earlier projected.

This was after the WBO bantamweight champion, who has been staying in the United States since the pandemic broke out, failed to get a definite fight date from Inoue's promoter, Top Rank Inc.

"Extend na naman Bob Arum or takot na kayo LUMABAN," said Casimero in his Facebook post. 

"I fight your boxer somewhere anywhere September or October okey."

Casimero was initially slated to take on Inoue, the WBA-IBF bantamweight king, in April. But due to the pandemic, the bout was scrapped.

MP Promotions official Sean Gibbons said there was a push for a July 25 fight, provided Inoue flies to the US and meet Casimero.

But that won't happen any time soon given travel restrictions.

Casimero is now planning to fly back to Ormoc to be with his family, after a lengthy stay in Las Vegas.

"I miss my special someone princess Yuri my baby," he said.

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