John Riel Casimero (30-4, 21 KOs) has promised to end things early on Saturday night against Guillermo Rigondeaux (20-1, 13 KOs), but the Cuban legend is not bothered and says he’s heard it all before.
Rigondeaux, who is a two division world champion, Casimero–who is the current WBO Bantamweight world champion, went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference.
Not surprisingly, the two fighters had a lot to say to one another as they prepare to headline live on Showtime this Saturday, August 14 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
“I’m enjoying this back and forth right now,” said Rigondeaux. “It’s heating up. He’s going to have to back it up on Saturday night.”
Although he said he doesn’t like to talk much, Casimero has shown that he loves a good verbal exchange.
“I’ve stopped my last six opponents and Rigondeaux is next,” said Casimero. “He’s ‘finito’. If I finish Rigondeaux, then maybe Donaire or Inoue will be next.”
Although Casimero is already looking ahead at potential fights against Nonito Donaire and Naoya Inoue, he’s got a tough task ahead of him in Rigondeaux.
“I have a surprise for Rigondeaux on Saturday night,” said Casimero. “He will maybe last three rounds. Don’t run!”
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