Butler says he would have beaten Casimero if fight pushed through

Dale Rosal 05/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Newly crowned World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight world champion Paul “Baby Faced Assassin” Butler believed the result would have been the same if his bout with John Riel Casimero pushed through.  Butler and Casimero were…

Casimero-Butler fight put off amid allegations Filipino violated weight cut rule; Sultan to face Butler instead

Glendale G. Rosal 04/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — World Boxing Organization (WBO) world bantamweight king John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero is in hot waters again after violating the weight cut guidelines of the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) a few…

John Riel Casimero faces abuse, acts of lasciviousness complaints

MARK GIONGCO 02/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Filipino boxing champion John Riel Casimero is facing his biggest bout yet after a case of Acts of Lasciviousness and RA 7610 was filed against him by a minor. As per Southern Police District, through its…

Casimero keeps title for now, still in mix for unified ruler of bantamweight division

Bong Lozada 12/27/2021

Any plans to unify the world bantamweight title belts will still have to go through John Riel Casimero—for now. The World Boxing Organization (WBO) said it would retain the Filipino firebrand as its 118-pound champion after Casimero…

Butler inks promo contract with Probellum ahead of Casimero duel

Glendale G. Rosal 10/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Paul Butler the mandatory challenger to John Riel Casimero’s WBO world bantamweight title has inked a promotional contract with Probellum ahead of their December 11, 2021 showdown. Probellum officially announced on October 14,…

Probellum bares big plans for PH boxing

Glendale G. Rosal 10/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Boxing’s newest promotional outfit, Probellum, has revealed its big plans for Philippine boxing. Richard Schaefer, the president of Probellum, recently graced the episode of Beyond The Ring, a YouTube channel put up by…

WBO orders Casimero to fight UK’s Butler

Dale Rosal 09/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The tough-talking John Riel Casimero may have settled his differences with Nonito Donaire Jr. but their world title unification showdown will likely be put aside at the moment. On Thursday, September 23, 2021, the World…

Mexican slugger vows to send Magsayo to sleep

Glendale G. Rosal 08/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hard-hitting Mexican Julio “Pollito” Ceja is confident that he will knockout Boholano boxing sensation Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo in their much-awaited world title eliminator showdown in the undercard of Pacquiao-Ugas world title bout on…

In search of bigger payday, Casimero vows to send Rigondeaux to retirement

Marc Anthony Reyes 08/15/2021

LOS ANGELES—On Saturday night, John Riel Casimero gets the chance to shed his colorful, zany image and become the A-list world champion he has long desired to be. All he has to do is beat Cuban challenger…

Casimero: Rigondeaux will go down in 3

Glendale G. Rosal 08/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero is predicting a knockout inside three rounds against Cuban world champion Guillermo “El Chacal (The Jackal)” Rigondeaux when they collide on August 14 (August 15 Manila time) for…

Casimero to Rigondeux: Let’s engage‍ and fight

Marc Anthony Reyes 07/26/2021

John Riel Casimero made this plea to Guillermo Rigondeux to make their Aug. 14 fight in Carson, California, and interesting one: Fight and engage. But the Filipino champion of the World Boxing Organization’s bantamweight division—as well as…

Rigondeaux feels ‘underestimated’ ahead of Casimero bout

MARK GIONGCO 07/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Cuban stylist Guillermo Rigondeaux thinks he’s not getting the credit he rightfully deserves when it comes to his punching power. Rigondeaux plans to prove his pundits wrong while also keeping the same methodical approach…

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