By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Former IBF light flyweight champion Johnreil Casimero’s mandatory title shot against flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand is scheduled to take place in Thailand but no date has yet been decided on.

Sammy Gello-ani who co-promotes Casimero with well known international promoter and matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz told Standard that the title fight is “a done deal” and that the Thai promoter is “looking for a date.”

Asked whether he was concerned about the possibility of a hometown decision in Thailand, Gello-ani said “its not a problem because Casimero is used to fighting abroad and winning.”

Casimero is currently deep in training in Las Vegas along with featherweight “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona and is reportedly in “top shape.”

The 25 year old Casimero has a record of 21-2 with 13 knockouts. He earned a mandatory title shot with a rousing 2nd round TKO of Puerto Rico’s Armando Santos in a flyweight eliminator in Puerto Rico.

Ruenroeng who is 35 years old is a former Olympian who turned pro after the Beijing Olympics and won the vacant IBF flyweight title with a unanimous twelve round decision over OPBF champion Rocky Fuentes on January 22, 2014 and successfully defended the title also by a unanimous decision over popular two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming in Macau last March 8.