Which boxing match you’re eager to watch but was canceled due to COVID-19?
If you’re going to ask me, my answer is Naoya Inoue vs. John Riel Casimero. Why? Because for me it’s an excellent matchup between two exciting combatants at their physical prime.
Although this is not a fight between two undefeated rivals, but man… I just love the firepower to be displayed in this fight.
Casimero is not an undefeated boxer. If you look at his record, he has been defeated four times. He has a record of 29 wins, 4 losses, 20 wins by stoppages. But this guy is definitely a warrior with power on both hands.
Casimero always came up as the winner in situations that many consider he has no chance. But at times though came out losing on a match he’s highly considered to win e.g. against Jonas Sultan. One thing I’m sure about Casimero, he’s a battle-tested road warrior. Sa Bisaya pa, dili ni siya balay-balayon.
I don’t want to say so much about Naoya Inoue, just look at his record at Boxrec. Well, Inoue has an undefeated record of 19 wins out of which; 16 of his wins by stoppage.
Naoya is skilled, talented, tough, young, powerful on both hands, and explosive finisher. To back-up, all my adjectives to this guy from Japan, just watch Inoue vs Donaire. Man… believe me I watch it 100 times. No. Maybe 5 times now. And I want to watch again every time I have the chance.
Inoue did not stop Donaire though. Because Donaire is Donaire. Donaire was the COVID test (usually we say acid test) of Inoue actually. Inoue passed the test.
Because of my disappointment why this fight is canceled (obviously because of the pandemic) and my excitement to find an update of this fight—I searched to google for update and Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports answered my question. I caught Kevin doing live on his Instagram. I asked him about the Inoue-Casimero fight update.
Kevin said, quoting MP Promotion head Sean Gibbons that “John Riel Casimero was in Las Vegas training.” On Inoue, he said that Inoue can get into the US Embassy in Japan once it is open. Once you hear the US Embassy in Japan has re-open then it is just a matter of time before Inoue has their fight scheduled.
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