Philippines, 25 Apr 2014
  Home >> News


 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Salven Lagumbay

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Edward Ligas

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


CASIMERO,PROMOTER GELLO-ANI WANT THE IBF CHAMPION'S NEXT TITLE DEFENSE IN MANILA


PhilBoxing.com




IBF light flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero and his well-known promoter Sammy Gello-ani said they are tired of having to keep defending his world title abroad after winning the crown by a 10th round TKO in Argentina which was marred by a post-fight riot.

The soft-spoken Casimero who carries remarkable power for a 108 pound champion returned home on Thursday morning from Panama where he successfully defended his title against mandatory challenger Luis Alberto Rios of Panama said that while he “seems comfortable fighting abroad and winning” he would like to be “given a chance to defend his title before his hometown fans.”

Casimero said that after he caught Rios, who had a record of 18-1-1 with 13 knockouts, with a strong left in the opening round the challenger backed off and allowed him to dictate the tempo of the fight believing he did that “because I was a strong puncher.”

Casimero who is basically a fighter who likes to engage looked fresh and unmarked and was disappointed that the No.1 ranked Rios was merely content to throw just one or two punches and back off, refusing to fight fire with fire even when Casimero charged forward in an effort to entice the Panamanian to slug it out.

Gello-ani conceded that “there were dull moments during the fight since Rios refused to mix it up or fight toe-to-toe.”

The result was that Casimero who successfully defended his title for a second time was content to “throw effective jabs” and control the tempo of the fight to score a lopsided unanimous points decision on the scorecards of judges Levi Martinez of New Mexico, Nelson Vazquez of Puerto Rico and Joe Garcia of Arizona.

Two of the judges had Casimero winning almost by a shutout, 119-109 while the third judge had the Filipino well ahead 118-110.

Gello-ani said that after a well-deserved rest he hopes to stage a title defense “possibly by June or July and it would be great if we get the support of Philippine television.”

Gello-ani said it was “difficult at times to make a decision to fight abroad but we couldn’t avoid the Rios fight which was a mandatory and if there is no support here at home I am forced to take the fight to other countries to make it happen.”

He noted that the No.1 sponsor in Panama was the government “that’s why we didn’t have a hard time there.”

Gello-ani is hoping that he could stage a blockbuster card featuring Casimero, John Mark Apolinario who once again was held to a draw in a rematch for the WBA bantamweight interim title against Roberto “The Spider” Vasquez also a hometown boy and world rated flyweight Froilan “The Sniper” Saludar.

He said he is “very hopeful” that with former PBA chairman and president of the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines Ricky Vargas taking over as head of ABC 5 with Smart Gilas national coach Chot Reyes assuming the leadership of AKTV Sports, Casimero’s next title defense could be staged before his hometown fans recalling that Casimero's title winning effort against Lazarte and his first defense against Guevara and Saludar and Apolinario’s fights were telecast by AKTV IBC 13.

Photo: Team Casimero arrives in Manila Thursday.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • COUNTDOWN TO "THE MOMENT: FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. MARCOS MAIDANA" NOW AIRING WITH UNPRECEDENTED DISTRIBUTION ACROSS MULTIPLE FOX SPORTS PLATFORMS
    By , Thu, 24 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs - Heat corral Bobcats, take 2-0 series lead
    By Howell Labrador, Thu, 24 Apr 2014
  • RESULTS FROM "FIGHT FURY' IN PINAMUNGAHAN
    By , Thu, 24 Apr 2014
  • DONAIRE HAS TOO MUCH OF EVERYTHING TO WALK AWAY FROM BOXING
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 24 Apr 2014
  • Keith Thurman vs. Julio Diaz and Undercard Media Workout Quotes
    By , Thu, 24 Apr 2014
  • PHOTOS: GENSAN FETES PACQUIAO
    By , Thu, 24 Apr 2014
  • FLOYD MAYWEATHER AND MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS FIGHTERS MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES AND PHOTOS
    By , Thu, 24 Apr 2014
  • SHOWTIME Sports To Stream Thurman vs. Diaz Weigh-In Live Across Multiple Platforms Friday At 4 ET/1 PT
    By , Thu, 24 Apr 2014
  • NBA -- Wizards win Game 2, push Bulls to 0-2 hole
    By Kristy Gonowon, Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • VAZQUEZ JR WON’T TAKE SONSONA LIGHTLY IN REMATCH
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs -- Pacers cage Hawks to even series at 1-1
    By Joan Secuya-Medida, Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs - Clippers bounce back big in Game 2, 138-98
    By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • FROILAN SALUDAR vs. MCWILLIAMS ARROYO FOR THE IBF WORLD #1 FLYWEIGHT ELIMINATION
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • LUIS COLLAZO BIRTHDAY ROUNDTABLE QUOTES
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • Gov. Solon updates DOH Secretary on provincial hospital
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • FIVE BOUTS ADDED TO ONEFC: HONOR AND GLORY
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • TOP PROMOTER LOU DIBELLA "DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT" CONFIRMED FOR INAUGURAL BOX FAN EXPO TO TAKE PLACE THIS SEPTEMBER IN LAS VEGAS
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • NIETES STEPS UP IN SPARRING SESSIONS
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • Donaire - Vetyeka Title Fight on HBO, May 31, at Venetian Macao
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • Iron Mike Productions returns Thursday to Sands Resort Bethlehem in PA
    By , Wed, 23 Apr 2014
  • DONAIRE TRAINING HARD FOR VETYEKA TITLE FIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • PRO BOXING IN PINAMUNGAHAN APR.23
    By , Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • PHOTOS: HERO'S WELCOME FOR CONG. PACQUIAO IN SARANGANI
    By , Tue, 22 Apr 2014
  • NBA Playoffs -- Blazers shock Houston in overtime thriller
    By Rochelle Tubis, Tue, 22 Apr 2014


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2014 philboxing.com.