Johnriel Casimero

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Johnriel Casimero
Statistics
Real name John Riel Casimero
Nickname(s) Quadro Alas ("Square Ace")
Rated at Light Flyweight
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Nationality Philippines Filipino
Born (1990-02-13) February 13, 1990 (age 24)
Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 22
Wins 20
Wins by KO 12
Losses 2
Draws 0

John Riel Casimero (born February 13, 1990 in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines), more commonly known as Johnriel Casimero, is a Filipino professional boxer. He is a former IBF Junior Flyweight World Champion and a former WBO Light Flyweight Interim Champion. His moniker is of two languages; quadro is Italian for square and alas is Tagalog for ace.

Casimero currently resides in barangay Guizo in Mandaue City, Cebu, where he trains and lives in the city's IPI Gym.[1]

Boxing career[edit]

On August 23, 2008, just a year after turning pro, Casimero defeated Rodel Quilaton for the then vacant Philippines Boxing Federeration (PBF) Flyweight title, winning a unanimous decision (UD) through ten rounds.[2] Following the bout, Casimero moved down one division, to light flyweight, defeating Liempetch Sor Veerapol of Thailand by technical knockout (TKO) in the fifth round to claim the then vacant WBO Asia Pacific Light Flyweight title.[3] Casimero successfully defended that title two bouts later against Ardin Diale, until he got the biggest break of his career.

Light Flyweight Division[edit]

On December 19, 2009, in Managua, Nicaragua, Casimero won the then vacant interim WBO light flyweight title, by defeating former interim WBA Light Flyweight champion César Canchila of Colombia. Canchila had a record of 28–2 coming into the bout, with his last loss coming from current WBA Light Flyweight World Champion Giovanni Segura, whom he previously defeated for the interim title. Casimero gave a spectacular performance, the fight being his first outside his home country. He was able to knockdown Canchila multiple times until the referee finally stopped the bout in the 11th round of the scheduled 12 round interim title fight.[4]

This win can give Casimero a title shot against Iván Calderón of Puerto Rico, who previously defeated Filipino boxer Rodel Mayol.[5] Casimero fought Ramón García Hirales on July 3, 2010, for his first defense of the interim WBO light flyweight title but lost by split decision.

Flyweight Division[edit]

Casimero got his first shot at a world title he challenged Moruti Mthalane of South Africa for the IBF flyweight title on March 26, 2011.[6] He was, however, stopped by the South African in five rounds, therefore marking his second career loss.[7]

Return to Light Flyweight Division[edit]

On February 11, 2012, in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Casimero won the IBF interim light flyweight title against Argentinian boxer Luis Lazarte via technical knock out, but after the fight, the audience got angry and threw chairs and a bottle of water, it became the biggest boxing brawl in Argentina. Casimero escaped by going under the boxing ring to protect himself from the angered fans.

Casimero, and members of his team were kicked and assaulted when fans in Mar Del Plata hurled chairs and stormed the ring following his 10th-round knockout of local Argentine fighter Luis Alberto Lazarte in the IBF junior flyweight championship.[8]

After the riot, police escorted Casimero and his team to their hotel and provided protection for them. Alberto Lazarte later visited to apologize.[8]

The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest to the Argentine government after Argentine fans attacked John Riel Casimero, a Filipino fighter, in the ring after winning the title bout.[8][9]

Philippine Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez stated that his country's embassy filed a protest with Argentina's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is awaiting an explanation.[8] Boxer Alberto Lazarte was banned by IBF for threat, sparking ring riot.[9]

On July 19, 2012, Casimero was declared as the regular IBF Junior Flyweight World Champion because of the inability of Ulises Solis to defend his title on or before October 30. [10]

On his first defense of the IBF junior flyweight title, Casimero faced Pedro Guevarra of Mexico on August 4, 2012. He scored a knockdown in the opening round and fought to a split decision victory.[11]

He successfully made a second defense of his title against WBC Latino light flyweight champion Luis Alberto Rios on March 16, 2013.[12] His third defense was against Felipe Salguero on October 26, 2013 and he won by eleventh-round knockout. [13]

Professional boxing record[edit]

20 Wins (12 knockouts), 2 Losses (1 knockout)[14]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round
Time
Date Location Notes
Win 20–2 Colombia Mauricio Fuentes KO 1 (12), 2:59 2014–05–03 Philippines Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines For vacant IBF Light flyweight title.
Casimero lost the title on the scales after failing to make weight, title at stake for Fuentes only.
Win 19–2 Mexico Felipe Salguero TKO 11 (12) 1:34 2013–10–26 Philippines Makati Coliseum, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Retained IBF Light flyweight title.
Win 18–2 Panama Luis Alberto Rios UD 12 2013–03–16 Panama Megapolis Convention Center, Panama City, Panama Retained IBF Light flyweight title.
Win 17–2 Mexico Pedro Guevara SD 12 2012–08–04 Mexico Centro de Convenciones, Mazatlán, Sinaloa Retained IBF Light flyweight title.
Win 16–2 Argentina Luis Alberto Lazarte TKO 10 (12) 1:09 2012–02–10 Argentina Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Won interim IBF Light flyweight title.
Win 15–2 Philippines Roemart Sentillas TKO 2 (10) 2011–10–15 Philippines Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
Loss 14–2 South Africa Moruti Mthalane TKO 5 (12) 1:50 2011–03–26 South Africa Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng For IBF Flyweight title.
Loss 14–1 Mexico Ramón García Hirales SD 12 2010–07–24 Mexico Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Sinaloa Lost interim WBO Light flyweight title.
Win 14–0 Colombia César Canchila TKO 11 (12) 1:40 2009–12–19 Nicaragua Dennis Martínez National Stadium, Managua Won interim WBO Light flyweight title.
Win 13–0 Philippines Ardin Diale KO 8 (12) 1:42 2009–05–28 Philippines Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Cebu Retained WBO Asia Pacific Flyweight title.
Win 12–0 Philippines Allan Ranada UD 8 2009–05–08 Philippines Naga Sports Complex, Naga, Cebu
Win 11–0 Thailand Liempetch Sor Veerapol TKO 5 (12) 1:02 2008–10–03 Philippines Talisay Sports Complex, Talisay, Cebu Won vacant WBO Asia Pacific Flyweight title.
Win 10–0 Philippines Rodel Quilaton UD 10 2008–08–23 Philippines Eusebio Sestoso Memorial Coliseum, Alcoy, Cebu Won vacant Filipino Flyweight title.
Win 9–0 Philippines Roemart Sentillas TKO 3 (10) 2008–07–17 Philippines Compostela, Cebu
Win 8–0 Philippines Roel Honor TKO 1 (10) 2008–06–12 Philippines Baybay, Leyte
Win 7–0 Philippines Daryl Amoncio MD 8 2008–04–21 Philippines Lapu-Lapu City Auditorium, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
Win 6–0 Philippines Jerome Bontog KO 3 (6) 2008–03–29 Philippines Mandaue City Plaza Square, Mandaue, Cebu
Win 5–0 Philippines Rogen Flores TD 6 (8) 2008–01–12 Philippines Borbon Sports Center, Borbon, Cebu
Win 4–0 Philippines Dodong Zalde KO 2 (6) 1:04 2007–12–16 Philippines Carmen Sports Center, Carmen, Cebu
Win 3–0 Philippines Roel Honor UD 6 2007–08–26 Philippines Daanbantayan Sports Center, Daanbantayan, Cebu
Win 2–0 Philippines Andrew Pal TKO 2 (4) 2007–08–16 Philippines Alcoy Multi-Purpose Sports Complex, Alcoy, Cebu
Win 1–0 Philippines Lobert Bayo UD 4 2007–06–03 Philippines Barangay Maguikay, Mandaue, Cebu

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GETTING TO KNOW JOHN RIEL CASIMERO". philboxing.com. 5 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  2. ^ "ALCOY RESULTS AND PHOTOS". philboxing.com. 24 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  3. ^ "MARCIAL, CASIMERO WIN IN TALISAY". philboxing.com. 4 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  4. ^ "BREAKING NEWS: CASIMERO DOWNS CANCHILA FIVE TIMES EN ROUTE TO 11TH ROUND TKO VICTORY, WINS TITLE". philboxing.com. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Casimero gets shot at Calderon’s world crown". FightFan.com. 03-02-2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Ronnie Nathanielsz (March 1, 2011). "CASIMERO BATTLES MTHALANE FOR IBF FLYWEIGHT TITLE". PhilBoxing.com. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  7. ^ Edward Chaykovsky (March 26, 2011). "Ndlovu Shocks Molitor To Win, Mthalane KOs Casimero". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  8. ^ a b c d Philippines protests attack on boxer in Argentina – SI.com – Boxing. Sportsillustrated.cnn.com (2012-02-15). Retrieved on 2012-03-03.
  9. ^ a b Boxer Luis Lazarte banned by IBF for threat, sparking ring riot – ESPN. Espn.go.com (2012-02-17). Retrieved on 2012-03-03.
  10. ^ "IBF DECLARES CASIMERO NEW JUNIOR FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION". philboxing.com. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  11. ^ Felipe Leon. "Casimero retains IBF jr flyweight belt". Fightnews.com. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  12. ^ http://www.boxingscene.com/john-riel-casimero-tops-luis-alberto-rios-dull-affair--63443
  13. ^ http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/332679/sports/boxing/casimero-retains-ibf-light-flyweight-title-with-tko-victory-over-salguero
  14. ^ "John Riel Casimero Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com. 

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Sporting positions
New title WBO Light Flyweight Champion
Interim Title

December 19, 2009 – July 24, 2010
Succeeded by
Ramón García Hirales
New title IBF Junior Flyweight Champion
Interim Title

February 10, 2012 – July 19, 2012
Promoted
Preceded by
Ulises Solís
Stripped
IBF Junior Flyweight Champion
July 19, 2012 – May 2, 2014
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Javier Mendoza