Boxing’s comeback kid is back, as he is looking to ride the momentum he established after winning a title in late 2019. WBO Bantamweight World Titleholder 🇵🇭John Riel Casimero (29-4-0, 20KO) will vie to make his 1st title defense against Ghanaian #1 WBO contender 🇬🇭Duke Micah (24-0-0, 19KO), which will be shown on the Charlo-Derevyanchenko/Charlo-Rosario Pay Per View undercard.
Casimero when he is on top of his game has been a lightning rod, a jolt in the arm for boxing, and that was never more evident than his November bout against elite Bantamweight 🇿🇦Zolani “Last Born” Tete, landing a strong left uppercut from the outside that crumbled Tete, then finished him off to win his 3rd title in 3 different divisions (108, 112 and 118 lbs).
Every time Casimero had endured a career setback, he would always find a way to creep back into the big picture by securing a major victory, which is why we dub him as the comeback kid. One of the more exciting fighters in the business right now, he has momentum on his side.
Before the pandemic took full bloom, Casimero was in line for a unification match against thee Bantamweight Champion of the World 🇯🇵Naoya “Monster” Inoue (19-0-0, 16KO👊), but due to logistical changes, as well as the financial proponent cause by coronavirus’s presence, the match fell by the wayside for the time being. If both Casimero and Inoue clear their respective upcoming assignments, it looks all but likely that their unification contest will indeed happen next, and that would certainly be something to look forward to.
With that in the mind of Casimero, boxing viewers, and people in power looking forward towards establishing the business behind the mega-match, Duke Micah is essentially saying to himself “wait a minute, Casimero has to fight, and get by me first”, looking to play spoiler. The Ghanaian boxer with the nickname of 📍”Baby Faced Terminator” put together an unbeaten 24 fight campaign, with his level of opposition to be deemed as healthy domestic opposition. This is the moment he has been working towards and preparing himself for his whole life, and much like Casimero, he looks like he will give his all in order to get what he wants, and that’s that WBO title.