IN THE WORKS: CASIMERO VS RÍOS FOR IBF WORLD TITLE MARCH 16 IN PANAMA
By Carlos Costa
Tue, 15 Jan 2013
PANAMA CITY -- Word in Panama boxing corridors is that IBF Jr. Flyweight World champion John Riel Casimero of Ormoc, Philippines will make his second title defense against mandatory challenger Luis "Pan Blanco" Ríos of Panama on Saturday March 16 in Panama, one of Latin America's hottest countries in professional boxing.
The Casimero-Ríos title fight will be a production of Sampson Boxing LLC of international agent Sampson Lewkowicz whose $132,000 offer easily won the fight's IBF purse bidding 12 days ago at the IBF head office in Springfield, New Jersey.
Both fighters, Casimero (17-2, 10KO's) and Ríos (18-1-1, 13KO's), were born in February 1990, the two Aquarians will celebrate their 23rd birthdays next month.
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In addition, it is possible that the co-main event could feature Filipino John Mark "Iceman" Apolinario (17-2-2, 4KO's) of Sarangani Province clashing again with veteran former 2-division champion Roberto "La Araña" Vásquez (32-5-1, 22KO's) of Panama for the vacant WBA interim bantamweight title.
In their prior skirmish, Apolinario, 23, and Vásquez, 29, drew after their 12-round combat at Club La Unión in Colón, Argentina.
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