Boxers tend to outgrow their weight divisions as they go on with their respective careers. It is just a matter of time.
This could be the case of Amnat Ruenroeng and John Riel Casimero. Both fighters came in above the flyweight limit when the hit the scales, Tuesday, for their title rematch on Wednesday at the Diamond Court, in Beijing, China.
Ruenroeng weighed 117.75 pounds, while Casimero registered 113.25 pounds on the scales.
Casimero might be able to shed the excess 1.25 pounds easily in two hours and still illegible for the title. But it would be next to impossible for Ruenroeng to shed 5.75 pounds in two hours.
It is still yet to be determine if the fight will pushes through and on what terms. I will try to update this post with possible updates.
Casimero (21-3, 13 KOs) looking to exact revenge from his foul-filled defeat at the hands of Thailand’s Ruenroeng. The Filipino road warrior lost a unanimous decision at the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium, in Bangkok, Thailand in June last year. He chose not to fight–not to risk his mandatory challenger status.
Undefeated Ruenroeng (17-0, 5 KOs) fought once and won over Myung Ho Lee in Thailand.