Congrats to WBO Bantamweight World Champion John Riel Casimero@casimerojr (30-4, 21 KO’s), who defeated Duke Micah (24-1, 19 KOs) by 3rd-Round TKO in his first United States Debut @ Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut.
Casimero stated, “I worked hard and got the win tonight. In the first round I saw the body shot hurt him and thought I could get him out right away, but he’s a good boxer who was undefeated for a reason.
“The second round the uppercut hurt him, but Duke Micah works hard, he’s strong and has a good chin. I knew I was facing a good fighter, so I didn’t expect to knock him out so fast. He’s strong so I was prepared to go all 12 rounds.
“I’m the real monster. Naoya Inoue is scared of me. You’re next. I would have knocked out anyone today. If Inoue doesn’t fight me, then I’ll fight Guillermo Rigondeaux, Luis Nery, or any of the top fighters.”
Casimero stops Duke Micah in round 3 via Knockout #boxing #HappySports pic.twitter.com/mqp69av0gf
— Ayishatu Zakaria Ali (@ayishatu_) September 27, 2020
Casimero dropped Micah and then dropped for push-ups 💪#CharloDoubleheader: https://t.co/Unmne2BI8N pic.twitter.com/lyoHVfcDgL
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) September 26, 2020
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