Casimero fights Ruenrong in IBF title rematch

Johnriel Casimiro. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Johnriel Casimiro. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Johnriel Casimero of Ormoc City takes on reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) world flyweight champion Amnat Ruenrong of Thailand in a title rematch today at the Diamond court in Beijing, China.

Casimero (21-3 record with 13 knockouts), a former IBF light flyweight champion, is keen on avenging his controversial unanimous decision loss to the undefeated Ruenrong (17-0 win-loss record with five knockouts) in June 27 last year in Bangkok, Thailand.

“Amnat [Ruenrong] doesn’t want to give up his title and he’s doing his best to keep it by hook or crook,” Casimero’s trainer Jhun Agrabio told The Manila Times in a phone interview.

Ruenrong is coming off a unanimous decision win over Japanese Myung Ho Lee in December last year in Bangkok, Thailand.

Casimero’s trainer said that the 26-year-old fighter’s training in the US late last year has made him stronger, faster and wiser.


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