Casimero Vows To Send Foe’s Head Flying, Nghitumbwa Camp Calls For A Clean Fight

11 May 2023: Former three-division world champion John Riel Casimero promises an action-packed fight when he takes on the WBO Global Super Bantamweight Champion Fillipus Nghitumbwa in his homecoming bout this Saturday, May 13 at Okada Manila in Paranaque.

In a pre-fight press conference held earlier today at Elorde Ballroom in Sucat, Paranaque, both fighters vowed to do their best to emerge victorious this weekend. The boxers were joined by Treasure Boxing Promotion founder CEO Masayuki Ito and co-promoter Johnny Elorde, President of Johnny Elorde Management International.

Former three-division world champion John Riel Casimero (32-4, 22KOs): “I am very excited for this fight. I am going to take his head off. Thank you to all who came here, especially to the press and our promoters. Fight day is almost here, it would be a great fight.”

WBO Global Super Bantamweight Champion Fillipus Nghitumbwa (12-1, 11KOs): “I am ready for this fight. I am ready to go and ready to take this guy out. I am more than ready for Saturday.”

Jayson Casimero, brother and trainer of John Riel Casimero: “We would like to thank our promoter Treasure Boxing Promotion, Elorde Boxing, the media, and the boxers. We prepared really hard for this fight so that my brother could have a good performance. This is a must-see fight because we did not have it easy in training. Let us pray that nothing bad happens to the boxers.”

Nestor Tobias, Manager and Promoter of Fillipus Nghitumbwa: “It is an honor to be here and fight on such a big card. John Riel Casimero is a great boxer and a former world champion. Come Saturday night you will see that Fillipus Nghitumbwa is a special boxer. I just want the fight to be fair. I hope he throws the right punches because he likes to hit behind the head, and hopefully, he would not do that. Let us make it a clean fight.”

Masayuki Ito, CEO of Treasure Boxing Promotion: “This will be the first time that we are promoting in the Philippines so we are hoping that it is going to be an amazing day. We know that there are a lot of Filipino boxers and we hope to promote more events in the future.”


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PHOTO COURTESY: Treasure Boxing Promotion and Johnny Elorde Management International.

Author: Fight Game Asia

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