- John Riel Casimero found success in his first US pay-per-view appearance and the first defense of his WBO Bantamweight Title
- He retained his title yesterday with a brutal technical knockout victory against Ghanaian challenger Duke Micah in Connecticut, USA
- The fight was stopped in the third round as the Pinoy boxer brutally mauled the previously-undefeated Micah
- Casimero was also able to knock down Micah in the second round with a left hook and the latter was not able to recover from that
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Filipino boxer John Riel Casimero did not disappoint his fans in his first US pay-per-view appearance and the first defense of his WBO Bantamweight Title.
KAMI learned that Casimero retained his title yesterday with a brutal technical knockout victory against Ghanaian challenger Duke Micah at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Referee Steve Willis stopped the fight in the third round as the Pinoy boxer brutally mauled the previously-undefeated Micah. Casimero was also able to knock down Micah in the second round with a left hook and the latter was not able to recover from that.
After winning the fight, the 31-year-old Filipino pugilist called out Japanese fighter Naoya Inoue, the WBA and IBF Bantamweight champion and one of the best pound-for-pound boxers today.
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John Riel Casimero is a Filipino professional boxer born in Ormoc, Leyte. He is the reigning WBO Bantamweight Champion and previously held titles in the flyweight and junior flyweight divisions.
Aside from Casimero, another Filipino who is making the country proud in the sport of boxing is none other than Senator Manny Pacquiao. He defeated top welterweight champion Keith Thurman in 2019 to capture the WBA crown.
Nonito Donaire also made waves in the boxing scene when he and Naoya Inoue won The Ring 2019 Fight of the Year award for their epic match in Japan. Although Donaire lost, many fans praised the aging Pinoy fighter for putting up a great and gutsy effort against one of the best boxers in the world.
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