Boxing’s newest superstar, Naoya Inoue, is taking no breaks. He is set to face off with John Riel Casimero in a bantamweight unification bout. The fight will take place on April 25th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Naoya Inoue (19-0 16 KOs) rose to fame as he competed and won the World Boxing Super Series. Inoue ran through Juan Carlos Payano and Emmanuel Rodriguez. He fought Nonito Donaire in the finals to capture the Muhammad Ali trophy and won the WBA and IBF bantamweight titles. Those two titles will be on the line as Inoue makes is United States debut.
John Riel Casimero is the holder of the WBO World Bantamweight title. He sits at 29-4 with 20 knockouts. His last loss came in 2017 when he lost a unanimous decision to Jonas Sultan. Casimero won the interim WBO World bantamweight title. He then blasted Zolani Tete to unify the belts. He looks to ride that momentum into the fight with Naoya Inoue.
The two will unify the belts leaving Nordine Oubaali the only owner of the WBC belt. Should Inoue win, be on the lookout for he and Mexico’s Emmanuel Navarrete to put on a super fight for fans. Navarrete is the WBO super bantamweight champion and arguably the best fighter in the division.
Building Naoya Inoue Versus John Riel Casimero
While the card has a stellar main event, the rest of the night of boxing has yet to been filled out. Though, we do have some other confirmed matchups. Joshua Greer Jr. will take on Jason Moloney. Andrew Cancio and Tyler McCreary are also slated for a super featherweight bout. Lastly on the card is Alex Saucedo against an opponent to be named.
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