Greater than a year after being arranged to combat him in this community, John Riel Casimero had the possibility to see Naoya Inoue stay in activity in Las Las vega.
However, Casimero’s duty was restricted to that of viewer instead of individual. The three-division as well as ruling WBO bantamweight titlist from the Philippines remained in participation to see compatriot Michael Dasmarinas (30-3-1, 20KOs) experience 3 knockdowns en course to a third-round blockage through Japan’s Inoue in their WBA/IBF bantamweight title battle Saturday night at Virgin Hotels Las Las Vega.
“It was a great performance by Naoya Inoue,” Casimero informed ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna after the battle. “Michael Dasmarinas fought scared and showed too much respect. But it was great seeing Naoya Inoue live.”
Casimero (30-4, 21KOs) was formerly as a result of bump with Inoue last April in a three-belt bantamweight title marriage clash at Mandalay Bay in Las Las Vega. Those strategies were terminated as a result of the recurring coronavirus pandemic, with both eventually going their different means.
Inoue (21-0, 18KOs) has actually because made 2 effective defenses of his unified regime. The three-division as well as existing combined bantamweight titlist quit Australia’s Jason Moloney within 7 rounds last October 31 at MGM Grand Seminar Facility prior to going back to Las vega for his wipeout of Dasmarinas, his IBF necessary opposition.
Casimero has actually dealt with simply when because the after effects, obliterating formerly unbeaten Fight it out Micah within 3 rounds last September on Outset Pay Television. He will next off encounter four-division as well as existing WBC bantamweight titlist Nonito Donaire (41-6, 27KOs) in a title marriage clash August 14 on Outset. Donaire won the WBC belt in a fourth-round ko of Nordine Oubaali this previous May 29, his very first battle because a 12-round loss to Inoue in their November 2019 WBA/IBF marriage spell as well as Globe Boxing Super Collection bantamweight event last.
The champion of Casimero-Donaire will certainly act as the primary target for Inoue, with all 3 celebrations revealing a passion in going after the undeniable champion.
“As of this moment, my focus is on Donaire,” keeps in mind Casimero. “I will do everything I can to beat him.
“After that, I will take care of Naoya Inoue.”
Jake Donovan is an elderly author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox