Casimero retains IBF title
JOHNREIL Casimero retained his International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight title by scoring a 10th round technical knockout win over erstwhile undefeated British Charlie Edwards at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom yesterday.
Casimero sealed his 23rd win with a dominating performance that saw him dictating the tempo of the fight in the early rounds.
The Ormoc City-native boxer, who has 15 knockout wins with only three losses, had a strong fourth round where he wobbled Edwards with an overhand right and an uppercut.
Edwards found his target in the fifth, connecting on jabs and straights that caused a small cut in Casimero’s eyebrow. Casimero, however, dominated the succeeding rounds and Edwards clinched excessively to survive the fight.
Then in the 10th round, Casimero landed a well-timed left hook that floored Edwards.
Edwards stood up but the referee decided to stop the fight to save the British boxer from further punishment.
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