Tempting offers come to Casimero.
London is calling once again while Japan is dangling an offer as well for Johnriel Casimero to make the second defense of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight crown before the year comes to a close.
Hours after arriving in Manila on Monday night from London where Casimero knocked out British challenger Charlie Edwards in the tenth round at O2 Arena, Sammy Gello-ani, promoter-manager of Casimero, gave a hint of what’s down the road.
“There’s been lots of offers for us to defend the title,” said Gello-ani, expressing the sad reality that Casimero is left with no choice but to travel overseas anew due to the lack of local backers.
“I have been getting calls from all over,” said Gello-ani.
Casimero put on a smashing showing against Edwards, who was rescued by referee Steve Gray from further bodily harm after getting rammed with a mini-flurry one minute and 57 seconds into the tenth.
Edwards had hit the deck moments before the fight was stopped after taking a thunderous Casimero left hook to the jaw.
In the event a deal is put in place for Casimero to risk the IBF 112-lb title in December abroad, he will likely return to gym training in about two weeks.
“Let him enjoy the moment,” said Gello-ani, who honed his skills as a boxing man while serving as the right-hand man of Cebu boxing patron Tony Aldeguer during the early years of ALA Boxing.
Immediately after the victory, Casimero expressed his desire and willingness to battle pound-for-pound king Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua.