John Riel Casimero is a three-weight world champion from the Philippines, known for his explosive style and powerful punches. He has held the WBO bantamweight title since 2019 and has been a dominant force in the boxing world for several years.
Who is Filipino Boxer John Riel Casimero?
John Riel Casimero has already achieved a great deal in his career and is looking to add more titles to his collection.
Filipino Boxer John Riel Casimero was born on February 13, 1989, in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines. He grew up in a poverty-stricken family and started boxing at a young age to help support his family. Casimero was trained by his father, who was also a boxer, and quickly developed into a talented fighter.
Professional Career of John Riel Casimero
Filipino Boxer John Riel Casimero made his professional debut in 2007, at the age of 18. He quickly made a name for himself in the local boxing scene, winning his first 10 fights by knockout. He won his first major title, the IBF light flyweight title, in 2012, after defeating Luis Rios by TKO in the 10th round.
Filipino Boxer John Riel Casimero defended his title twice, before losing it to Amnat Ruenroeng in 2014. He then moved up to flyweight and won the IBF flyweight title in 2016 after defeating Charlie Edwards.
He made one successful defense of the title before losing it to Jonas Sultan in 2017. Casimero then moved up to bantamweight and won the WBO bantamweight title in 2019, after defeating Zolani Tete by TKO in the third round. He has since defended his title twice, defeating Duke Micah and Guillermo Rigondeaux.
|Total Boxing Fights||36|
|Won By TKO/KO||55|
|Won By Decisions||14|
|Losses By TKO/ KO||1|
Lifetime Achievements and Medals of John Riel Casemiro
|Awards & Medals||Recognitions & Lifetime Achievements|
|IBF Light Flyweight Champion (108 lbs)||Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Memorial Boxing Awards “Boxer of the Year”2023|
|IBF Flyweight Champion (112 lbs)||-|
|WBA Bantamweight Champion (118 lbs)||-|
|WBO Interim Light Flyweight Champion (108 lbs)||-|
The physical appearance of JohnRiel Casimero
|Height||5 Feet 4 Inches (163cm)|
Fighting Stance and Skills of Filipino Boxer JohnRiel Casimero
Casimero is known for his explosive style and powerful punches. He has a high knockout percentage and is always looking to finish fights early. He is also a skilled counter-puncher and is very difficult to hit.
One of Casimero's weaknesses is his tendency to get reckless in the ring. He sometimes gets too aggressive and leaves himself open to counter-punches. He also has a tendency to get involved in brawls, which can lead to him taking unnecessary risks.
Controversy of John Riel Casimero
Filipino Boxer JohnRiel Casimero is currently facing serious allegations of molestation and violation of RA 7610, which were filed against him on February 11, 2022, by a 17-year-old girl whom he allegedly invited to his hotel room in Taguig on June 7, 2021. According to the Southern Police District, the case involves "Acts of lasciviousness and RA 7610". However, Casimero's brother and trainer, Jayson, has claimed that the allegation is completely false and has no sound base. They further claimed that they knew the person or party who is behind these false allegations. Jayson has also stated that their legal team will release a statement on this issue.
John Riel Casimero Response to Media in Molestation Case
In response to such a serious allegation, Casemiro said "I vehemently deny any accusations thrown at me regarding a blotter concerning an alleged female minor and vow to clean my name for not only myself and my family but also my country, the Philippines," as stated, also said he or his legal team has not yet received any charges against him.”
Latest Boxing Fight of John Riel Casimero
In the latest boxing fight of Casimero, His highly anticipated return was a letdown due to the theatrics of Japanese opponent Ryo Akaho on December 3, 2022, at the Paradise City Plaza Hotel in Incheon, South Korea. Despite being knocked down briefly in the second round, Casimero maintained his pressure and landed heavy blows on Akaho.
However, one of his punches accidentally hit the back of Akaho's head, causing him to complain to the referee and feign injury. Despite being given five minutes to recover, he refused to continue with the fight. As a result, Casimero's comeback fight in the super bantamweight division after 476 days was declared a No Contest.
What Next's for Filipino Boxer John Riel Casimero
John Riel Casimero, a former world champion, is set to make his return to the ring in May. He will be facing off against Fillipus Nghitumbwa from Namibia at Okada Manila. The match has been announced by Casimero's new promoter, Treasure Boxing Promotions. This will be Casimero's first fight on home soil since 2019 when he knocked out Cesar Ramirez Lora at the San Andres Civic & Sports Center in Manila.
The upcoming bout on May 13th will be Casimero's first fight of 2023 and will have Nghitumbwa's WBO global super bantamweight title on the line. The Filipino Boxer John Riel Casimero has won his last eight fights and is coming into this match with a lot of momentum. His most notable victory was against Zolani Tete in November 2019 which earned him the WBO world bantamweight belt.
On the other hand, Nghitumbwa has an impressive record of 12-1 and has won all his twelve fights since losing his professional debut in September 2017. This will mark his first fight outside of Namibia.
Casimero (32-4, 22 KOs) has held world titles in junior flyweight, flyweight, and bantamweight. This upcoming match is expected to be a thrilling contest between two talented boxers looking to add another win to their records.
Who defeated John Riel Casimero?
John Riel Casimero suffered 4 defeats in his entire career. Amnat Ruenroeng, Jonas Sultan, Ramon Garcia Hirales, and Moruti Mthalane are the professional boxers who defeated Casimero in a boxing match.
What happened to the Casimero boxer?
On December 11, 2021, Filipino Boxer John Riel Casimero had a fight scheduled with former IBF bantamweight champion Paul Butler. This was a mandatory challenger match that was going to take place at Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai, UAE. But before the start of the fight, Casemiro had to be taken to the hospital in an emergency because of viral gastritis. Therefore, he withdrew from the fight.
What rank is Casimero?
The sanctioning body ranked Casimero in the 8th position for the contender in the super-bantamweight division. Stephan Fulton, later on, won this championship in 2022.
Who is Jayson Casimero?
Jayson Casimero is the older brother of a famous Filipino boxer John Riel Casimero.
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