TEAM CASIMERO UPDATES: BRUISED BUT JUBILANT
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Sat, 11 Feb 2012
Promoter Sammy Gello-ani informed philboxing minutes ago that they are all safe after the ring riot that happened minutes after Johnriel Casimero stopped Luis Alberto Lazarte of Argentina in ten rounds for the vacant IBF lt.flyweight title in Mar de Plata.
"The three of us suffered bruises," Gello-ani told this writer, "But I can take it, we can take it. We are celebrating Johnriel's victory. This is a birthday gift that he will offer to the entire Filipino nation."
Casimero will celebrate his 22nd birthday this Monday February 13.
"My friend, Oswaldo Bravo had to pull Casimero pull from the mob and hide him under the ring," Gello-ani recalled their ordeal, "Bottles and chairs were flying. Lazarte is a member of the trucker's union and the rioters were his friends. I was kicked, Pingping (trainer Cristopher Tepora) was punched. But we are safe now and we are guarded by the local police."
"Casimero knocked down Lazarte twice in round nine and he knocked him down again in the tenth," Gello-ani added.
(PHOTO ABOVE OF PROMOTER SAMMY GELLO-ANI, JOHNRIEL CASIMERO AND TRAINER PINGPING TEPORA DURING THE PRE-FIGHT PRESSCON)
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rene Bonsubre, Jr..
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|Olympian Nico Hernandez remains undefeated|
By , Mon, 25 Sep 2017DONAIRE BACK ON TRACK WINS WBC SILVER TITLE OVER HERNANDEZ
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 24 Sep 2017RECAP: SERVANIA FALTERS, TEPORA, DONAIRE AND DUNO VICTORIOUS
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sun, 24 Sep 2017DUNO TO BRING HIS RECENT WIN TO HIS NEXT FIGHT
By Lito delos Reyes, Sun, 24 Sep 2017JORGE LINARES RETAINS WBA, WBC DIAMOND AND RING MAGAZINE LIGHTWEIGHT TITLES
By , Sun, 24 Sep 2017Manny no stranger to bum verdicts
By Joaquin Henson, Sun, 24 Sep 2017SERVANIA FLOORS VALDEZ FOR THE FIRST TIME BUT LOSSES TITLE BID
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 24 Sep 2017DUNO DECISIONS SANCHEZ (PHOTOS)
By Dong Secuya, Sun, 24 Sep 2017Donaire faces rugged, awkward foe
By Joaquin Henson, Sun, 24 Sep 2017Yunier Dorticos vs. Dmitry Kudryashov WBSS cruiserweight quarterfinals action continues tonight
By , Sun, 24 Sep 2017RECKY DULAY NOW READY TO FIGHT AGAIN IN US
By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 23 Sep 2017TODAY: Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury WBO Heavyweight World Championship
By , Sat, 23 Sep 2017Michael Buffer: Judges Sucked, But Hookers Killed It ... for Canelo vs GGG
By , Sat, 23 Sep 2017Pinoy Pride 42 recap: ALA Boxing bringing the future today
By Balt Ducay Chavez, Sat, 23 Sep 2017Locked and loaded: Duno ready for Mexico’s Sanchez in second US fight
By , Sat, 23 Sep 2017COLUMN: JHACK TEPORA STEPS UP AND DELIVERS
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 23 Sep 2017‘Just like Pacquiao, Servania was not known at one time’
By Recah Trinidad, Sat, 23 Sep 2017Snips and Snipes 22 September 2017
By Eric Armit, Sat, 23 Sep 2017ATTENTION: THE TOWERING INFERNO IS COMING YOUR WAY, LAS VEGAS!
By , Sat, 23 Sep 2017 JESSE HART VS DASHON JOHNSON NAMED 2016 PHILLY FIGHT OF THE YEAR
By , Sat, 23 Sep 2017TEPORA WINS TOUGHEST FIGHT AGAINST KOMANISI WITH SENSATIONAL 2ND ROUND KNOCKOUT
By Dong Secuya, Sat, 23 Sep 2017SANMAN’S DUNO IN LINARES-CAMPBELL UNDERCARD
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 23 Sep 2017LINARES VS. CAMPBELL OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
By , Sat, 23 Sep 2017Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Boxing in Tucson, Gavril/Benavidez Rematch on Hold
By Don Smith, Sat, 23 Sep 2017