Triumphant Casimero calls out Inoue

The 31-year-old didn't waste time after successfully defending his WBO Bantamweight belt on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), and was quick to call out Naoya "Monster" Inoue (19-0, 16 KOs) for his next conquest......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarSep 27th, 2020

Inoue wants Casimero fight as soon as possible

Inoue, who was supposed to have already faced Casimero but was stymied due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, said that the fighter out of Ormoc City is next on his list......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 43 min. ago

Casimero to put ‘turtle’ to sleep

WBO bantamweight champion JohnRiel Casimero, holed up in a hotel undergoing a 14-day quarantine in Ormoc, said yesterday he plans to go back to the US in January and get ready for his next fight, maybe against super WBA/IBF ruler Naoya Inoue but while at home for the holidays, it’ll be business as usual in the gym to stay in shape......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Inoue to trash-talking Casimero: You won t be able to hit me

Responding to Casimero's comments after the Ormoc native's three-round demolition of Ghana's Duke Micah, Inoue rebutted Casimero's skills......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

Casimero leaning to face Nery in super bantam division

      By JONAS TERRADO   As much as he wants to face Naoya Inoue in a title unification bout, WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero knows that playing the waiting game also has its limits. That is why Casimero, coming off a dominating win over Duke Micah last Sunday in the United States, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Casimero gigil pa kay Inoue

HINDI maka-move on si Filipino world bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero dahil atat pa rin itong matuloy ang unification fight nila ni Japanese star Naoya Inoue. The post Casimero gigil pa kay Inoue first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

Casimero sets title defense

There’s no turning back for WBO bantamweight champion JohnRiel Casimero. A unification showdown with super WBA/IBF titlist Naoya Inoue was supposed to be held in Las Vegas last April 25 but the pandemic put it in cold storage then the Japanese got cold feet in the freezer......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2020

Casimero-Inoue fight scrapped, for now

International matchmaker Sean Gibbons confirmed that defending World Boxing Organization bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero is now headed to a different direction, away from a fight against Japanese unified champion Naoya Inoue......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020

Pinoy boxing stars John Riel Casimero, Mark Magsayo link up in the US

A pair of rising Pinoy boxing stars in WBO Bantamweight World Champion John Riel "Quadro Alas" Casimero and undefeated prospect Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo got to link up and spend some time together in the United States over the weekend.  Casimero and Magsayo, both members of Manny Pacquiao's MP Promotions stable, spent their rest day fishing, as shared by Magsayo on his Instagram account.        View this post on Instagram                   Went fishing with my bro WBO Champ Quadro Alas @johnrielreponte last night for our weekend rest. @mannypacquiao @knuckleheadsean #fishingtime #resttime #MPpromotions #viva #MMM #teamSeva A post shared by Magnifico (@markmagnificomagsayo) on Jul 26, 2020 at 7:14pm PDT  The 30-year old Casimero has been in the United States since March and was scheduled to face undefeated Japanese boxing star Naoya Inoue, the reigning WBA and IBF Bantamweight king in a unification bout back in April, until the COVID-19 pandemic nixed those plans.  Magsayo, who inked his deal with MP Promotions earlier this year, flew to the US at the start of July to work and train with the likes of long-time Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach and Pacquiao strengh and conditioning coach Justin Fortune. Magsayo's trip to the US was also initially supposed to happen at an earlier date, but the pandemic also prevented that from pushing through.  Both Casimero and Magsayo are hoping to return to the ring later this year. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 27th, 2020

Casimero may settle for another foe

It’s still not certain when super WBA/IBF bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue will arrive in Las Vegas and his appointment with WBO titleholder JohnRiel Casimero remains in the wait list but MP Promotions head Sean Gibbons said the other day if the triple unification duel doesn’t happen soon, the Filipino might just defend his crown, maybe in October, to stay active......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

Pinoy pugs in demand

More and more Filipino fighters are being lined up for fights in the US but WBO bantamweight champion JohnRiel Casimero is still waiting for a date when to battle super WBA/IBF titlist Naoya Inoue while staying in shape in Las Vegas.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2020

Target date for Casimero bout

There’s a working date for the triple bantamweight championship unification fight between WBO titlist JohnRiel Casimero and super WBA/IBF ruler Naoya Inoue with MP Promotions head Sean Gibbons setting July 25 as the target at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

Casimero won’t leave Vegas

WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero has been in the US for three months, moving from Miami to Las Vegas, and is staying put until there is clarity on when he battles super WBA/IBF titlist Naoya Inoue or anyone else in the ring......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2020

Johnriel Casimero could be facing someone other than Naoya Inoue

Johnriel Casimero’s plans to go ‘Monster Hunting’ could be put on hold for now. Due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions, it looks like the Filipino WBO Bantamweight World Champion’s highly-anticipated title-unification bout against Japanese bulldozer and  reigning IBF and WBA Welterweight World Champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue could be put on the backburner for the time being. Casimero and Inoue were initially scheduled to fight on April 25th in Las Vegas, but it ended up being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to’s Keith Idec, Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum says that Casimero could be stepping in the ring against someone else, given that the Pinoy champion is already in the US, and Arum isn’t sure when Inoue can travel from Japan. A name that is being discussed is American Joshua Greer.  “One of the possible fights we’re talking about for [Casimero] is Joshua Greer, our kid from Chicago,” Arum said. “He was gonna fight Jason Moloney, so we could have him fight Casimero. That’s a good, competitive fight.” The 30-year old Casimero (29-4, 20 KO) is coming off a stunning win over Zolani Tete to capture the title back in November of 2019. “I talked to Mr. [Akihiko] Honda and Inoue’s people from Japan [on Thursday],” Arum added. “We’re thinking of bringing him over to the United States. The problem we have, of course, is the travel ban. Can we get a Japanese fighter into the country under these circumstances? I don’t know. Right now, what we’re concentrating on is American fighters or foreign fighters who are here in the United States. That way, we don’t have to worry about bringing them in from abroad for the fights we can do in the beginning.”  Greer, 25, is the number one contender for Casimero’s world title and owns a 22-1-1 pro record with 12 wins coming via KO, and has been on a 19-fight winning streak since 2016. A title shot against Casimero will be Greer’s first shot at a major world championship. Greer was set to face Jason Moloney on the same card as Casimero-Inoue. “From the looks of things, it’s a good fight with Casimero,” Greer also told’s Idec. “[Casimero is] an unpredictable, wild guy, very unpredictable. It’s a good matchup. I’m just looking for the winner, either or. I’m gonna take care of my business against Jason Moloney, beat him and I’m looking toward the winner, and I’m ready for either one.” Should the Casimero-Greer bout push through, its likely that the winner will get to go ‘Monster Hunting’ against Inoue......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 28th, 2020

Casimero-Inoue fight di muna matutuloy – Arum

NAKABINBIN ang inaabangang laban nina Naoya Inoue at John Riel Casimero sa Las Vegas hanggang hindi natatapos ang banta ng coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Ito ang sinabi ni Top Rank founder at CEO Bob Arum sa panayam ni Crystina Poncher patungkol sa bantamweight title unification bout sa pagitan nina Inoue at Casimero na ngayon ay nakabinbin. […] The post Casimero-Inoue fight di muna matutuloy – Arum appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2020

Casimero unification bout with Inoue off, Arum plans new fight for Filipino

  MANILA, Philippines – Johnriel Casimero can forget monster hunting for now. Either he settles for a lesser prey or return home as soon as travel restrictions ease up. Stuck in Las Vega still training and hoping that his unification collision with Naoya “Monster” Inoue would be rescheduled soon, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2020

Title fight with Casimero possible in Japan, says Inoue

MANILA, Philippines – There's a possibility the unification bout between Johnriel Casimero and Naoya "Monter" Inoue will be moved to Japan. This revelation came from Inoue, the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation bantamweight champion, himself. "Presumably my fight with John Riel Casimero would be possible to take ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2020

Casimero stays focused

WBO bantamweight champion JohnRiel Casimero said yesterday the longer the wait, the hungrier he is to put super WBA/IBF titlist Naoya Inoue to sleep when they finally square off in their triple unification showdown that was scheduled at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on April 25 but has been postponed indefinitely......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2020

Boxing: Fury vs. Wilder 3 postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

The third installment between of the heavyweight boxing rivalry between "The Gypsy King" Tyson Fury and "The Bronze Bomber" Deontay Wilder is the latest casualty in the COVID-19 Pandemic's rampage on sporting events.  Wilder and Fury fought to a draw back in December of 2018. In the rematch, Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round to claim the WBC Heavyweight World Championship.  Originally scheduled for July 18th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Fury-Wilder 3 has been postponed, said Top Rank Boxing CEO Bob Arum, via ESPN's Dan Rafael.  "Clearly not. We don't even know if the MGM will even be open by then," said Arum.  This comes after Top Rank Promotions decided to indefinitely postpone their slate of events for March and April, including a highly-anticipated bantamweight bout between titleholders John Riel Casimero of the Philippines and Naoya Inoue of Japan, wherein three of the big four world titles are up for grabs.  Casimero however, is confident that the fight will push through this coming May.  Arum added that while July is still a handful of months away, the uncertainty of the current situation as well as the time needed to prepare was a big part in deciding to move the bout to a later date.  "You could not guarantee the fighters that the event would take place on that date. We couldn't convince them or ourselves," Arum stated. "Where were they going to train for it? It just made no sense. You just have to take a step back. With the world seemingly on lockdown at the moment, international travel was also a concern, since Britain's Fury had thousands of British fans in attendance for the rematch back February 22nd.  "How are you going to sell tickets? It's absolutely ridiculous to say the fight is on when the Brits can't even get there," Arum added.  Top Rank's head honcho did give a projected date of when he hopes the fight to push through.  "So everybody has to take a step back. Boxing is not isolated. It's part of what's happening in the world. So possibly the fight will be in early October," Arum said. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Casimero iwas masunog

TENGGA muna sa nirentahang bahay sa Las Vegas ang WBO bantamweight champion na si Johnriel Casimero matapos makansela ang upakan nila ni WBA/IBF title holder Naoya Inoue dahil sa banta ng COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Casimero avoids burning out

WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero is staying indoors in a rented house in Las Vegas, steps out only to buy provisions in a Filipino store about four miles away and does 15 to 16 rounds of mitts and shadow boxing every day while awaiting word on when his triple unification showdown with super WBA/IBF titleholder Naoya Inoue will be reset......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020