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Humble Sultan admits he must improve before facing champion Ancajas

Sep 18, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Jonas Sultan is now the number one contender for IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas after defeating Johnriel Casimero

NUMBER ONE CONTENDER. Jonas Sultan may now be number one contender, but he admits he needs "more practice and hard training" before he faces Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Sultan outfights Casimero, becomes top contender for IBF champ Ancajas

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Jonas Sultan scores the biggest victory of his career, defeating Johnriel Casimero by unanimous decision in an IBF junior bantamweight title elimination bout

CIVIL WAR. Jonas Sultan is now the number one contender for IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

In Johnriel Casimero’s crosshairs: Sultan, Ancajas, then Srisaket

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:41 AM

Johnriel Casimero had to adjust his plans after his dream fight with Roman Gonzalez died on the vine Now he sets his ultimate goal on Gonzalez s conqueror Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

TITLE ELIMINATOR. Johnriel Casimero doesn't believe his opponent Jonas Sultan is a dangerous foe: "Maybe I am a dangerous fighter to him." File photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Casimero to face Sultan, setting stage for all-Filipino world title fight

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:56 PM

The winner will be the number one contender for IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas

ALL-FILIPINO ELIMINATOR. Two-division world champ Johnriel Casimero will face Jonas Sultan in a world title eliminator for the right to face IBF junior bantamweight champ Jerwin Ancajas. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Casimero to make 115-pound debut against Mepranum in Iligan

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:32 PM

Two division world champion Johnriel Casimero will face former title challenger Richie Mepranum on June 25 in Iligan City

NEXT STEP. Johnriel Casimero will begin his quest for a third world title in Iligan City, but what comes afterwards remains to be determined. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Philippine boxing culture must change to bring excitement back

May 08, 2017 - 8:22 PM

Some view Filipino vs Filipino fights as taboo but domestic competition is needed to revive the languishing boxing scene

CULTURE SHOCK. While domestic rivalries have set the Mexico and British boxing scenes on fire, quality Filipino vs Filipino fights are rare. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PH boxing celebrated at the 17th Elorde Awards

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:45 AM

Champions from today tomorrow and yesterday are honored at the annual awards banquet held by the Elorde family

Johnny Elorde with former champs Ronnie Magramo, Rene Barrientos, Donnie Nietes and Rolando Navarrete.

2016: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 28, 2016 - 9:13 PM

From Pacquiao to Casimero to Donaire look back at the year that was in Philippine boxing

Casimero to vacate flyweight title, eyes big fights at 115 pounds

Dec 21, 2016 - 11:37 PM

Johnriel Casimero will vacate the IBF flyweight title belt he won earlier this year and begin his quest for a third world title

MOVING UP. Johnriel Casimero will try to win a title in a third weight class when he steps up to 115 pounds. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Casimero retains IBF flyweight title with 10th round KO of Edwards

Sep 11, 2016 - 3:35 AM

Johnriel Casimero drops Charlie Edwards with a left hook before finishing him off in London

ROAD WARRIOR. Johnriel Casimero made the first defense of his title with a tenth round knockout in London. Screenshot from YouTube

Johnriel Casimero: The best boxing champ you've never heard of

Sep 07, 2016 - 2:12 AM

The Filipino boxer is a two division world champion but continues to fight for respect He will defend his IBF flyweight title against Charlie Edwards in England on September 10

ROAD WARRIOR. Johnriel Casimero will make the first defense of his IBF flyweight title on September 10 against Charlie Edwards in London, England on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin vs Kell Brook middleweight title fight at the O2 Arena. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Casimero to defend flyweight title against unbeaten Edwards

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:48 PM

Johnriel Casimero will travel to London to face unbeaten Charlie Edwards in the first defense of his IBF flyweight title on September 10

FIRST DEFENSE. Johnriel Casimero will keep busy after winning the IBF flyweight title with a voluntary defense in England. Casimero photo from EPA, Edwards photo from Twitter

Casimero knocks out Ruenroeng in 4, wins IBF flyweight crown

May 25, 2016 - 10:34 PM

Johnriel Casimero knocks out his Thai rival with a left hook to the body to win a world title in his second division

CHAMPION AGAIN. Johnriel Casimero had to wait nearly a year to get Amnat Ruenroeng back in the ring, but he made the wait worth it. Screenshot from CCTV livestream

Boxing: Casimero targets revenge against flyweight champ Ruenroeng

May 21, 2016 - 5:07 PM

Former champion Johnriel Casimero gets a second shot at flyweight titleholder Amnat Ruenroeng after their foul filled first fight

REMATCH. Johnriel Casimero feels he has unfinished business against IBF flyweight titleholder Amnat Ruenroeng. Photo by Kash Ali/Rappler

Casimero loses foul-filled decision to Ruenroeng

Jun 27, 2015 - 9:43 PM

Johnriel Casimero was knocked down twice and wrestled down many more times in his vie for the IBF flyweight title in Thailand

Johnriel Casimero lost a decision to Amnat Ruenroeng in an attempt for his second world title. Screen shot from livestream

Filipino boxer Casimero seeks lost glory against Ruenroeng

Jun 26, 2015 - 6:13 PM

Johnriel Casimero is once again in enemy territory seeking his second world championship against IBF flyweight titleholder Amnat Ruenroeng in Thailand

Johnriel Casimero poses with the IBF junior flyweight title he won in 2012. He's hoping to gain a second world title 4 pounds north. Photo by Kash Ali/Rappler

Denver Cuello to receive title shot after Thailand tuneup

Jun 23, 2015 - 6:20 PM

Denver Cuello fights Indonesia s Boy Tanto this weekend with a shot at WBC strawweight titleholder Wanheng Menayothin to follow later this year if he wins

Denver Cuello has long been considered the best Filipino boxer of this era to not have won a world title. He'll get his shot at another title if he wins on Saturday. File Photo by EPA/STR

After Pacquiao: 5 Filipino boxers 25-and-under to follow

May 12, 2015 - 5:28 PM

There will never be another Manny Pacquiao but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other fighters who can make names of their own

Casimero KOs Fuentes in 1, but leaves without title

May 04, 2014 - 12:25 PM

Former IBF junior flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero took care of business early knocking out Colombian contender Mauricio Fuentes at 2:59 of the first round

STANDING TALL. Johnriel Casimero looms over a fallen Mauricio Fuentes. Photo by Mary Jane Catriz/Rappler

Fight postponements to blame for Casimero missing weight, says promoter

May 02, 2014 - 5:03 PM

The promoter of Johnriel Casimero says that fight postponements – not a lack of work ethic – were to blame for him missing weight

SCALED DOWN. Johnriel Casimero lost his world title on the scales after weighing more than 5 pounds over the limit. Photo from TV5 press release

Casimero weighs in 5 pounds heavy, loses world title on scales

May 02, 2014 - 1:44 PM

The Philippines now has one less world champion after Johnriel Casimero lost his belt on the scales after weighing more then 5 pounds over the limit for his title defense Saturday

SCALED DOWN. Johnriel Casimero lost his world title on the scales after weighing more than 5 pounds over the limit. Photo from TV5 press release

Marvin Sonsona to make Madison Square Garden debut in June

Mar 29, 2014 - 5:59 AM

Former champion Marvin Sonsona will make his American debut on June 7 at Madison Square Garden underneath the middleweight championship clash between Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto

GARDEN PARTY. Former world champion Marvin Sonsona will make his US debut on June 7 at Madison Square Garden. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

IBF junior flyweight champ Casimero to defend vs Fuentes

Jan 18, 2014 - 10:24 PM

IBF junior flyweight titleholder Johnriel Casimero will defend his title on March 29 against Mauricio Fuentes

HOME SWEET HOME. Casimero shows off his world title at a 2012 press conference in Makati City. Casimero is scheduled to defend his belt on March 29 in the Philippines. Photo by Kashif Ali Shah

Attacked Pinoy boxer is consistent knock-out champ

Feb 17, 2012 - 9:37 PM

Ormoc born boxer Johnriel Casimero has only lost 2 of 18 fights in his relatively young career

KNOCK-OUT CHAMP. Johnriel Casimero, 22, has won mostly knock-out victories and only 2 losses in his young career. Screen grab from Youtube

Outrage over attack on Filipino boxer

Feb 15, 2012 - 3:46 PM

Senate investigates fight asks to recall ambassador to Argentina