Guillermo Rigondeaux Vs John Riel Casimero: Who Wins? — Boxing News


Struggle followers have seen the entire record of thrilling big-fight match-ups set to happen over the approaching weeks/months on Showtime. One of many match-ups that catches the attention is the bantamweight showdown between WBA “common” champ Guillermo Rigondeaux and WBO 118 pound ruler John Riel Casimero. This battle on SHOWTIME, set for August 14th, may effectively show to be a tasty, spiteful affair.

Filipino Casimero is the puncher, Cuba’s Rigondeaux is the boxer, the technician. Nonetheless, Rigondeux can punch with some authority himself and he had, earlier than his 18 month layoff, been concerned in a few thrilling fights. Rigondeaux, 20-1(13) and overwhelmed solely by Vasiliy Lomachenko, is now 40 years of age, so the wheels may fall off at any time. However in his final couple of fights, the southpaw gave followers motion, in his June 2019 battle with Mexico’s Julio Ceja particularly. We should wait and see how the layoff will have an effect on Rigondeaux; his final battle being a troublesome cut up determination win over Liborio Solis in February of final yr.

Casimero needs a giant battle with “Monster” Naoya Inoue, this being a battle that was set to occur till the coronavirus got here alongside and ruined it. Now, Casimero, 30-4(21) and a very good deal youthful than Rigondeaux at age 32, should win in August to make sure he stays in place to battle Inoue. Casimero has not been out of motion the way in which Rigondeaux has, with Casimero taking out Duke Micah in September. On paper then, Casimero appears to have an a variety of benefits over Rigondeaux: he’s youthful, he has been lively and he hits tougher.

Rigondeaux, although, is a particular fighter, not less than he may be when he’s on high kind. The considered Rigondeaux getting in there with Inoue is kind of an enchanting one. Age is actually towards the Cuban boxing grasp, however “El Chacal” has not had that many professional fights, nor has he taken an excessive amount of punishment. I’m choosing Rigondeaux to attain the upset – if you wish to name it that – and outpoint Casimero in a rattling good battle in August. Then, possibly, Rigondeaux will face “The Monster.”

As to how that battle would go, we should see how a lot Rigondeaux appears to be like to have left within the Casimero battle, and likewise see how a lot this battle takes out of him.

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