Donaire says no word from Casimero camp on possible fight despite callout | Inquirer Sports

Donaire says no word from Casimero camp on possible bout despite call out

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 06:17 PM August 25, 2021
Nonito Donaire

FILE– Nonito Donaire celebrates his fourth round KO win against Nordine Oubaali after their WBC World Bantamweight Championship bout at Dignity Health Sports Park on May 29, 2021 in Carson, California. Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines—Nonito Donaire isn’t taking John Riel Casimero’s baits on social media, saying that the latter’s camp has yet to even contact them for a potential unification bout.

Casimero, the WBO bantamweight champion, has repeatedly prodded Donaire for a match but the WBC titleholder said there was no official communication from MP Promotions President Sean Gibbons and their party.


“Contrary to what is being presented on social media, all the antics and talk, Quadro Alas It’s my boy (Casimero’s video channel) and Sean Gibbons have yet to contact our promoter, Richard Schaefer, about wanting to fight, despite their call out on August 14,” wrote Donaire on Facebook.

The two bantamweight champions were scheduled to fight in August but it was scrapped after Donaire canceled the match after Casimero’s demeaning comments toward wife Rachel.


John Riel Casimero Guillermo Rigondeaxu

CARSON, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 14: John Riel Casimero celebrates after defeating Guillermo Rigondeaux by split decision in the 12th round during their WBO Bantamweight title 12 round bout at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 14, 2021 in Carson, California. Michael Owens/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Michael Owens / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Donaire was also frustrated with Casimero’s delays in turning in drug testing paperwork with the Voluntary Anti-Drug Doping Association.

Guillermo Rigondeaux took Donaire’s place in the bout to challenge for Casimero’s WBO title with the Filipino taking an unconvincing split decision win.

Donaire said he and his camp would look at other options instead of engaging Casimero in a social media spat.

“We are currently weighing all real options and will not entertain social media wars when it is apparent it was just talk,” wrote Donaire.


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