Casimero loses title bid in foul-ridden bout against Ruenroeng

Milan Ordoņez on Jun 28, 2015 10:17 AM
Casimero loses title bid in foul-ridden bout
The loss marks Johnriel Casimero's second unsuccessful title run at 112-pounds.

On Saturday night, IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng of defeated former light flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero via unanimous decision in the former’s home country of Thailand.

The manner of which it was done, however, is now being questioned.

Ruenroeng did execute his game plan well enough during the opening rounds, scoring a couple of knockdowns in the process. It all began to turn chaotic as the fight progressed when the Thai boxer resorted to using foul tactics, such as headlocks, tripping, and at one point, even went as far as hip tossing Casimero.’s Cliff Rold described the bout as an “alley fight”, noting that the referee in charge did very less in controlling Ruenroeng’s misbehavior.

Casimero did have his moments during the later rounds, but his momentum was halted after being given a warning for landing a punch on Ruenroeng’s foul guard.

In the end, Ruenroeng got the judges’ nod, and keeps his immaculate win-loss record intact (16-0, with five victories by knockout). Casimero, on the other hand, drops to a record of 21-3, with 13 victories by knockout.


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