Pinoy John Riel Casimero knocked out Mexican Cesar Ramirez in the tenth round to retain the Interim WBO Bantamweight World Championship (Photo: Alvin S. Go)
Filipino boxing star and three-division world champion John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero dominated Mexico’s Cesar “Perico” Ramirez en route to a tenth-round knockout win to retain the WBO Interim Bantamweight World Championship, Saturday evening.
The Casimero-Ramirez tussle was the marquee attraction of the Manny Pacquiao Championship Boxing offering at the San Andres Sports Complex in Malate, Manila.
Casimero was simply too much for the Mexican challenger as he outclassed Ramirez and put the former WBC FECOMBOX Super Bamtamweight Champion down on multiple occassions leading up to the tenth-round finish.
The smaller Casimero uncorked a solid left uppercut and followed up with a vicious right hook that landed flush on the jaw, sending Ramirez’s mouthpiece flying before the Mexican dropped to the canvas.
With the win, Casimero extended his winning streak to four straight and now sets up a WBO Bantamweight World Championship unification bout against reigning titleholder Zolani Tete of South Africa.
In the co-main attraction, former Olympian Charly Suarez improved to 3-0 in his professional career with a first-round KO win over Virgil Puton.