FORMER three-division world champion John Riel Casimero promises an action-packed fight when he takes on the WBO Global Super Bantamweight champion Fillipus Nghitumbwa in his homecoming bout this Saturday, May 13 at Okada Manila in Parañaque.
In a pre-fight press conference held yesterday at Elorde Ballroom in Sucat, Parañaque, both fighters vowed to do their best to emerge victorious this weekend. The boxers were joined by Treasure Boxing Promotion founder CEO Masayuki Ito and co-promoter Johnny Elorde, president of Johnny Elorde Management International.
Former three-division world champion John Riel Casimero (32-4, 22KOs): “I am very excited for this fight. I am going to take his head off. Thank you to all who came here, especially to the press and our promoters. Fight day is almost here, it would be a great fight.”
WBO Global Super Bantamweight champion Fillipus Nghitumbwa (12-1, 11KOs): “I am ready for this fight. I am ready to go and ready to take this guy out. I am more than ready for Saturday.”
Masayuki Ito, Chief Executive Officer of Treasure Boxing Promotion: “This will be the first time that we are promoting in the Philippines so we are hoping that it is going to be an amazing day. We know that there are a lot of Filipino boxers and we hope to promote more events in the future.”