Casimero loses title for being overweight

Posted at May 02 2014 09:06 PM | Updated as of May 03 2014 05:06 AM

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Filipino boxing champion Johnriel Casimero has lost his title even before stepping into the ring this Saturday.

Casimero was stripped of his IBF light flyweight belt after failing to make the weight for what should have been his title defense against Colombia's Mauricio Fuentes in Cebu.

Casimero weighed in at 113 pounds, 5 pounds higher than the 108 pound limit for their fight.

The title is now vacant and Casimero cannot keep his belt even if he wins. – ANC top Story, May 2, 2014