News | May 26 2016

John Riel Casimero gets revenge over Amnat Ruenroeng to win flyweight title

John Riel Casimero knocks out IBF champion Ruenroeng
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JOHN RIEL CASIMERO knocked out Amnat Ruenroeng in four rounds last night to lift the IBF world flyweight title.

Ruenroeng had outpointed Casimero 11 months earlier in a foul-filled affair, but the defiant Filipino dropped Amnat twice before he was counted out.

After a cagey opening three rounds, Casimero decked the Thai with a check left hook in the fourth. He swarmed in, and a well-timed left hook to the ribs crumbled the champion and he couldn’t beat the count at 2-10.