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Ayaw na ng Barya Barya! Casimero Wants Big Names, Big Paychecks For Next Bouts


Following his sensational win over Ghanian boxer Duke Micah over the weekend, reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero is hoping to land big names for his succeeding bouts.

The 30-year-old native of Ormoc said that among the boxers he wanted to face were Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba and Luis Neri of Mexico but is hoping that World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion Naoya Inoue of Japan will finally accept his challenge.

Casimero and Inoue were supposed to lock horns last April but for one reason or another, the fight was called off.

“Habang tumatagal, lalong tumatakbo,’” Casimero said on Inoue over at the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum on Tuesday. “Nakahanda ako sa lahat ng laban. Basta ang dream ko ay mapunta sa akin yung apat na belts (118 lbs) – unification.”

“Ayoko na ng maliit na kita. Kung maliit ang kita, hindi na ako maglalaro,” added Casimero, who is open to fighting in the undercard of Manny Pacquiao’s next fight. “Pero mas-maganda kung tayo ang main event,”

Sean Gibbons of MP Promotions, for his part, said that it’s no longer difficult for Casimero to land the big fights because of what he’d shown inside the ring.

“To me right now, Casimero is the most exciting, fun bantamweight out there. It’s no longer difficult. Showtime and PBC are so excited they want to know when they can get Casimero back on,” said Gibbons.