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Johnriel Casimero is getting tired of fighting under the radar and is eyeing to take on the marquee names.
Fresh from retaining the International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight crown with a emphatic tenth-round KO of British Charlie Edwards in London, Casimero is looking at fighting at the elite level to show everyone that he is one of boxing’s best-kept secrets.
Although his main target, Nicaraguan Roman Gonzalez, has moved up in weight, and is coming off a masterful win over Carlos Cuadras of Mexico, Casimero is craving to take on Gonzalez, regarded as the No.1 pound-for-pound fighter.
“I have always been very vocal about facing him but every time I issue a challenge, he keeps on going up in weight,” said Casimero, who doubts whether Gonzalez is interested in risking his unbeaten 46-0 record (with 36 KOs) against him.
But even if Casimero can’t get a deal in place for Gonzalez, there are other options with Japan said to be dangling a mouth-watering offer before the year ends.
Now that Casimero has added another feather in his cap, the possibility of him staking the title on local soil could finally take place so he can avoid traveling the world in search of fights.