Casimero ends Fuentes in round 1
Despite losing his IBF Junior Flyweight Championship belt after failing to meet the 108 lbs requirement during the weigh in, John Reil “Quadro Alas” Casimero did a walk-in-the-park demolition job to Colombian challenger Mauricio Fuentes in the first round during the “Pinoy Knockout” at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, May 3.
Even though Casimero is already stripped of his belt for weighing 5 lbs heavier, he was determined on giving his opponent a tough fight as he is mainly fueled by pride and honor and the determination to campaign for the flyweight division in his next fights.
The opening salvo proved to be tough for Fuentes as Casimero meant serious business in finishing his tormentor as early as the first round. The Colombian challenger went down twice in the first two minutes of their exchanges until the game was over for Fuentes in the crucial 2:59 of round 1 after Casimero delivered a powerful right punch straight into Fuentes’ face.
Casimero now adds another victory to his impressive record, having only 2 defeats and 20 victories and is eyeing on the 112 lbs division with more competitive boxers in the line.
“Pinoy Knockout” also showed supporting bouts and 3 other title fights—vacant WBF Super-Featherweight Championship, vacant WBF Asia Pacific Super Bantamweight Championship, and Philippine Lightweight Championship. Pinoy Knockout results are as follows:
- a. Four rounds-
Jumuel Lacar of JC Mananquil, General Santos versus Honorato Boc- Flores Stable, Mandaue City
Winner: Jumuel Lacar via 1st round KO
- b. Six rounds
Ronnie Tanallon of JC Mananquil, General Santos City versus Edward Joaquino
Winner: Edward Joaquino via split decision
- c. Six rounds
Jimboy Haya of Omega Boxing Gym versus Carlo Demecillo of Wacky Salud
Winner: Jimboy Haya via unanimous decision
- d. Eight Rounds
Jessie Espinas of SGG Stable versus Philip Jun Pronco of Sajulga Stable, Bukidnon
Winner: Jessie Espinas via unanimous decision
- e. Eight Rounds
Mark Antony Florida of Sajulga Stable, Bukidnon versus Joey Canoy of Flores Stable, Mandaue City
Winner: Joey Canoy via unanimous decision
- f. Ten Rounds
Jessie Cris Rosales of SGG Stable versus Anthony Sabalde of Flores Stable
Winner: Jessie Cris Rosales via unanimous decision
Philippine Lightweight Championship
- Rey Labao, RP Champion of SGG Stable versus Rodel Wenceslao of Phil-Aust Stable
Winner: Rey Labao via 5th round KO
For the vacant WBF Asia Pacific Super-Bantamweight Championship
- Jhack “Golden Boy” Tepora of Omega Boxing Gym versus Joash Aparicio of Sajulga Stable
Winner: Jhack “Golden Boy” Tepora via 10th round KO
For the vacant WBF Super-Featherweight Championship
- Harmonito dela Torre of General Santos City versus Gadwin Tubigon of Flores Stable
Winner: Harmonito dela Torre via 3rd round KO