Casimero: I can make this an easy fight

WBO bantamweight world champion John Riel Casimero will look to score a career-best victory and successfully defend his 118-pound title for the second time when he faces two-division champion Guillermo Rigondeaux this Saturday live on SHOWTIME from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

“I know that I can make this an easy fight for myself,” said Casimero. “I want him to have some guts and be the exciting fighter he’s shown recently. It will be better for the fans and it will really prove who is the best. A win over Rigondeaux will solidify me as one of, if not the best, fighter in the bantamweight division. My goal is to take care of business on Saturday night, then go after the scared Nonito Donaire.”

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  • If you can make this an “easy fight” as you claim that would be the smart way to go. I think he’s trying to convince himself.

  • Yeah you can make this easy by doing what you normally do and Rigo will take your belt with little effort. The only way this is easy for Casimero is if Rigo obliges requests to stand toe to toe and Rigo already declined.

  • He can’t cut the ring off on a 40-year old habitually inactive fighter? He sounds insecure in his ability to be more than a slugger in the ring. He should have more faith in his all around skills. I assume he will beat either Rigo or Donaire just because of the age gap.

  • yes, sounds like casimero is already foreshadowing his loss, and the excuse he will use. Simple enticement to change his style for ring action is the last thing to work on rigo. If casimero can’t beat him then that’s at least 3 fighters in the weightclass that are better than him (Rigo, Nonito and Inoue)

  • If you can take spots off a leopard than you can convince Rigondeaux to stand toe to toe and brawl.Well, I think that style of fight isn’t going materialize but I’m sure if he boxes and runs he will definitely irritate the brawl demanding fans and he will hear the boos no matter how small the audience. If these fans can’t see a fight inside the ring they often create one outside in the audience. Match makers should be careful with track meets at this venue.

  • He will have to hope Rigo acts his age. The way to beat Rigo is to outbox him and list of people that can do that is tiny. Casimero is the shorter guy with less reach, his best bet is to stick to Rigos chest and maul or he will just get popped with jabs all night

  • Casimero has a big mouth and he has no idea that he’s going to be made a fool of by Rigo!

  • Boxing purist who appreciate the skill that a fighter like Rigo brings will gladly watch this walk in the park. Most will understandably find it boring. But you never know Casemero can punch

  • i think rigo will come out as a winner casemeiro doesnt have the experience to beat rigo, his all talk

  • The world will wait to see what type of boxing strategy(ies) the Rigondeaux camp has against Casimero. Fighting in Carson has a tendency to dig deeper into a boxer’s warrior spirit/will.

    I am looking forward to this fight.

  • Monster will fuck Casimero up when they fight. Monster will make Casimero his bitch.

    Naoya Inoue will own Casimero.

    Speaketh … Mort.

  • Should Rigo win this fight, I expect Rigo to suffer his 2nd L to Monster.

    Monster will do better against Rigo than Loma did.

    Naoya Inoue is a fantastic fighter.

    Speaketh … Mort.

  • Casimero is a tough dude. I guess he lost fabs because of what he said about Donaire but that doesn’t mean shit. The guy is a good fighter.

    Now Rigo is a master boxer and Casmiero can be outboxed. On the other hand Rigo’s power is scary and underrated if Casimero wants to bang he might get starched.

    Casimero is good but Rigo is better. Rigo ud12

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