Casimero defends title vs Guevarra
Philippine Daily Inquirer
NEWLY crowned International Boxing Federation light flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero will defend his title against unbeaten Mexican Pedro Guevara in Sinaloa, Mexico, on Aug. 5 (Manila time) and will be aired via satellite on AKTV on IBC 13 starting at 1 p.m.
Casimero, who has a record of 16 wins and 2 losses with 10 knockouts, will go up against Guevara, who totes 18 wins, 13 knockouts, and 1 draw.
Casimero won the interim title with a 10th round TKO over Argentina’s Luis Lazarte. That bout on Feb. 10 was marred by a post-fight riot among the Argentine spectators. Casimero was elevated to full champion by the IBF after champion Ulises Solis declared he would be unable to defend his title due to a surgery.
Analysts say the odds are against Casimero this time around, much to the delight of Guevara’s supporters. Guevara is the reigning North American Boxing Federation champion. He won the title in a seventh round TKO over Jorle Estrada last Oct. 22. Last December, he won the WBC Silver title by knocking out Karluis Diaz in the third round.
Casimero-Guevara will be replayed Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. on IBC 13.