Time for some boxing! Tonight, the WBO World Bantamweight Title is on the line as John Riel Casimero and Guillermo Rigondeaux are set to duke it out for the title. In addition to that, Gary Antonio Russell takes on Emmanuel Rodriguez for the WBA Interim Bantamweight title. The card takes place on Showtime!
Originally, John Riel Casimero was scheduled to take on Pilipino legend, Nonito Donaire. Donaire pulled out of the fight after issues with Casimero agreeing to a VADA testing standard and then Casimero threw insults at Donaire’s wife. In on short notice is former world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux. Casimero has a professional record of 30-4 with 21 knockouts. Rigondeaux is a tough out on short notice for Casimero with a 20-1 record and 13 coming by knockout.
Gary Antonio Russell and Emmanuel Rodriguez are next on the docket in your co-main event. The two meet to get a shot to fight for the title. Oddly enough, Rigondeaux is the World Champion and Nayoa Inoue, the Japanese superstar, is the WBA Super Bantamweight champion.
Elsewhere on the card, Rau’shee Warren and Damien Vazquez are fighting in a bantamweight bout. Undefeated Brandun Lee is taking Ezequiel Victor Fernandez in a tough bout.
John Riel Casimero vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux Fight Card Results
John Riel Casimero defeats Guillermo Rigondeaux via split decision (WBO World Bantamweight title)
Gary Antonio Russell and Emmanuel Rodriguez ends in a no decision (accidental headbutt)(WBA Interim World Bantamweight title)
Rau’shee Warren defeats Damien Vazquezvia KO in round 2
Juan Carlos Payano defeats Raymond Tabugon via retirement in round 5
Jonas Sultan defeats Sharone Carter via KO in round 7
Brandun Lee defeats Ezequiel Victor Fernandez via KO in round 1
Alan Emmanuel Castano defeats Christian Aguirre via KO in round 4
Benjamin Stanoff defeats Maycon Oller Da Silva via unanimous decision
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