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......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 5th, 2020Related News

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......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 29th, 2020Related News

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......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 28th, 2020Related News

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......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsApr 24th, 2020Related News

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, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsApr 23rd, 2020Related News

7 Pinoys in line for title bids

Seven Filipino fighters are next in line for a mandatory world title shot as the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO released their ratings last Friday showing bantamweights Nonito Donaire, Jr., Raymart Gaballo and Michael Dasmariñas, flyweight Giemel Magramo and minimumweight Melvin Jerusalem ranked No. 1 and flyweight Jayson Mama and minimumweight Rene Mark Cuarto No. 3 by the IBF with the top two slots vacant in their divisions......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 19th, 2020Related News

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 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsApr 15th, 2020Related News

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......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 15th, 2020Related News

Donaire focuses on safety

Nonito Donaire Jr. will get a chance to win another world boxing title when the coronavirus pandemic is over but until then, he stays home in Las Vegas with wife Rachel and their two sons, keeping safe and healthy during this crisis......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 28th, 2020Related News

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. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 26th, 2020Related News

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......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsMar 26th, 2020Related News

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......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 26th, 2020Related News

Boxing: John Riel Casimero expects Inoue fight to happen in May

Three-division boxing world champion and reigning WBO Bantamweight World Champion John Riel "Quadro Alas" Casimero doesn't expect to wait too long to finally get his hands on WBA and IBW Bantamweight World Champion Naoya "Monster" Inoue of Japan.  The two 118-pound titleholders were set to collide on April 25th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic that's affecting the whole world, Top Rank Boxing decided to postpone all boxing events in March and April.  The Ormoc, Leyte-native believes that he and Inoue will square off in May.  "Durog 'yan, 'matic. Durugin natin 'yan in May, guys," Casimero said, responding to a fan during a live Q&A session on his YouTube channel.  "Pinag-usapan namin sa Top Rank, ibabalik [yung laban] in May, pero hinihintay pa namin yung 14 days, kaya malalaman natin after 14 days, i-aanounce na namin kung kelan yung laban, basta in May. Ready lang tayo, guys," Casimero explained further.  Casimero also touched on the possibility of a Filipino-versus-Filipino unification bout in the bantamweight division, since Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire is expected to challenge WBC Bantamweight World Champion Nordine Oubaali for the title.  "Yeah, maglalaban yan talaga. Pag-mananalo si Donaire at mananalo ako, maglalaban kami," Casimero said. "Walang problema yan, kay i-pray natin na manalo si Donaire, manalo din tayo, magandang laban din 'yan."  Speaking of Filipinos, as it turns out, Inoue was able to enlist some help from a Pinoy boxer in the form of "Prince" Albert Pagara.  "Si Albert Pagara ka-sparring daw ni Inoue doon sa Japan, pero naka-uwi na sila sa Cebu," Casimero explained. "Nag-sparring sila, malakas daw si Inoue, sabi nila."  Casimero also answered a ton of fan questions in the near-2 hour video which you can watch below:.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 20th, 2020Related News

Donaire’s challenge to Oubaali still pushing through on May 16

  MANILA, Philippines – For now, it’s still a go for Nonito Donaire and his challenge to wrest the World Boxing Council bantamweight crown from Nordine Oubaali on Saturday, May 16 (Sunday, May 17, Philippine time) at the United States West Coast. That’s because the scheduled 12-rounder is outside ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 19th, 2020Related News

Casimero: I’m waiting for Inoue

WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero landed in Las Vegas last Sunday after training for a month with Mexican strength/conditioning coach Memo Heredia and Cuban guru Pedro Roque in Miami to prepare for super WBA/IBF titleholder Naoya Inoue in their 12-round triple unification showdown at the Mandalay Resort and Casino originally set April 25......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 18th, 2020Related News

DPWH-7: Remove trees, widen roads at N. Bacalso Avenue

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH-7) has sought the support of the Cebu City Council for the road widening project at the Natalio Bacalso Avenue in Barangay Mambaling. Engineer Nonito Paylado, the chief of the planning division of DPWH-7, said that widening of the service roads […] The post DPWH-7: Remove trees, widen roads at N. Bacalso Avenue appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMar 4th, 2020Related News

Pinoy boxer all set for Las Vegas camp

BY NICK GIONGCO   The next stage of John Riel Casimero’s training for his unification bantamweight title fight with Naoya ‘Monster’ Inoue on April 25 has already been laid out. “John Riel is arriving here in Las Vegas on March 15,” Casimero’s chief handler Sean Gibbons said yesterday from Sin City. Since early this month, […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsFeb 24th, 2020Related News

Pressure on Japanese Inoue to win over Casimero

  MANILA, Philippines – John Riel Casimero is right, after all. It’s Naoya Inoue, not him, who’s feeling the pressure in their unifying bantamweight title duel on Saturday, April 25 (Sunday, April 26, Philippine time). “Right now, I feel as though I’m carrying all the weight on my shoulders. ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 22nd, 2020Related News

Schaefer predicts Donaire win

Ringstar Sports head and former Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer is convinced Nonito Donaire Jr. will become a world champion once again......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 8th, 2020Related News

Casimero off to Miami

WBO bantamweight champion JohnRiel Casimero left Manila on a PAL flight last night to travel alone via Los Angeles to Miami where he’ll train for a month with strength and conditioning coach Memo Heredia then relocate to Las Vegas for another month of workouts before taking on super WBA/IBF titlist Naoya Inoue of Japan in a scheduled 12-round unification showdown at Mandalay Bay on April 25......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 7th, 2020Related News