Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Casimero-Rios Will See a Purse Bid, Says IBF's Tucker

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

International Boxing Federation Championship Committee chairman Lindsey Tucker has confirmed that the mandatory title defense of light flyweight champion Johnreil Casimero against Luis Alberto Rios of Panama will go to a purse bid.

Tucker informed BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that the the purse bid is scheduled for January 2 after "the two sides could not reach an agreement  within the 30 day negotiations period."

Tucker said "the winner of the Purse Bid will have 90 days to promote the fight. The Purse Bid split will be 75% to the Champion (Casimero) and 25% to the mandatory challenger (Rios).

Casimero's promoter Sammy Gello-ani is hoping to somehow stage the fight in Manila provided any of the major TV networks and/or sponsors will provide financial support to enable the Filipino world champion to defend his title before a hometown crowd.

Casimero won the title with a 10th round TKO over Luis Lazarte of Argentina in a fight that was marred by a post-fight riot by Lazarte's supporters who attacked Casimero as well as Gello-ani and prevented Casimero from receiving the IBF belt in the ring.

The hard-hitting Filipino successfuly defended his title with a twelve round split decision over Pedro Guevara in Sinaloa, Mexico on August 4 this year.

Ruben Garcia who was roundly criiticized for his 115-113 scorecard when Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire won the WBO super bantamweight title against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr of Puerto Rico was again the dissenting judge with a 114-113 scorecard in favor of Guevara who was dropped by Casimero in the opening round.

The 22 year old Casimero has a record of 17-2 with 10 knockouts while Rios who is also 22, sports a record of 18-1-1 with 13 knockouts. He earned the title shot with an 11th round TKO over Felipe Salguero  last October 25 in a title eliminator.

Salguero had earlier dropped a twelve round unanimous decision to WBO champion Donnie Nietes on June 20 this year in Manila

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by puga on 12-25-2012

[QUOTE=TX_BOXNG;12855448]this is a different Rios wtf u talking bout lol idiot :twak:[/QUOTE] :lol1:..brandon rios vs casimero , let's get it on...lol, seriously tho , ruben garcia needs to f0cking die already ..guy hates pinoy fighters seems like

Comment by King Jaffe Joffer on 12-25-2012

Name calling isn't necessary Regardless Rios is still ducki g Bradley. Since no one cares about this rios, let's talk about the real one lol

Comment by TX_BOXNG on 12-25-2012

[QUOTE=King Jaffe Joffer;12855441]Crazy how Rios gets no flack for blatantly ducking Bradley. Yet Bradley got all kinds of sh1t for supposedly ducking khan for a PAC payday.. Now that rios isn't fighting PAC, he should be happy to fight Bradley.…

Comment by King Jaffe Joffer on 12-25-2012

Crazy how Rios gets no flack for blatantly ducking Bradley. Yet Bradley got all kinds of sh1t for supposedly ducking khan for a PAC payday.. Now that rios isn't fighting PAC, he should be happy to fight Bradley. Instead he's…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Misael Lopez Decisions Ricky Rodriguez in Battle of Unbeatens Roy Jones Jr. To Meet With UFC, Likely To Discuss Anderson Silva Avtandil Khurtsidze vs. Tommy Langford - WBO Interim on April 22 Paulie Malignaggi: Is This My Jimmy Connors Moment? Banking Upsets: Khan, Klitschko, Chavez to Yield financial Windfall Canelo: Chavez Says Things Behind My Back - Not To My Face! Deontay Wilder's Coach: We Want Unification as Soon as Possible Katsidis Slams Jeff Horn: Who Are You To Call Out Pacquiao? Video: Tony Bellew Explains What Made Haye Fight Personal Wilder Explains in Detail, His Version of Scuffle With Breazeale Juan Hernandez is Pumped as WBC World Title Fight Nears Video: McGuigan, Coldwell Talk David Haye vs. Tony Bellew Video: Martin Murray Ready For a War With Gabe Rosado Canelo: Nacho Can't Change Chavez, I've Fought Smarter Fighters Luis Arias Back on April 1 at the Aldrich Arena in Maplewood Adonis Stevenson vs. Eleider Alvarez - Purse Bid Set For March 24 Haye Vows To Bellew: I'm Going To Smash Your F***ing Head In! Manny Pacquiao vs. Amir Khan is NOT Official, Says Bob Arum Photos: David Haye vs. Tony Bellew Final Press Conference Video: David Haye Rips Tony Bellew's "Retard" Fans at Presser Video: Haye, Bellew in Tense Face-Off at Final Press Conference De La Hoya: Amir Khan Has a "Great Chance" To Shock Pacquiao! 30 Day Weights: Jorge Linares 144.8, Anthony Crolla 144 Mario Barrios, Lipinets Ready For Action on Thurman vs. Garcia Photos: Martin Murray vs. Gabe Rosado - Presser To Announce Bout Chavez Jr: This Fight Will Show Canelo To Stay in His Weight Class British Board Tackling Issue of Foreign Fighters Falsifying Records Mikaela Lauren vs. Ewa Piatkowska For WBC Title on April 22 Deontay Wilder's Surgically Repaired Right Hand Feels 'Wonderful' Bellew: Haye Sh*t Himself With Klitschko, His Best Win is Mormeck! Virgil Hunter: Khan-Pacquiao is 50-50; Manny Can Still Fight Luke Campbell: I Want Mendy Rematch, Want To Make Him Suffer David Allen May Return On Haye-Bellew; Yafai Will Box In Germany Shakhnazaryan vs. Rivera, Sargsyan vs. Pavko, 3/17 in Moscow Dmitry Bivol Eyes American Return, Nathan Cleverly's WBA Title Anthony Joshua on Rumors He Was Knocked Out in Sparring Ward vs. Kovalev Rematch Talks Finally Underway - For June 17? "Fighting Words" - Wilder’s Equalizer Makes Up For His Minuses Pacquiao vs. Khan Will Happen in UAE, Says Michael Koncz Deontay Wilder Fears His Power Might Kill Someone in The Ring
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement