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    John Riel Casimero flashes middle finger to his next 'targets'

    Aug 15, 2021
    "My target for my promoter is three opponents," says Johnriel Casimero, adding he has 'finished' Guillermo Rigondeaux and will next seek fights against Nonito Donaire and Naoya Inoue.
    PHOTO: Showtime Sports

    JOHN Riel Casimero provided a ‘colorful’ postfight interview following his victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux in their World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight title bout in Carson, California.

    Casimero was asked by sportscaster Jim Gray on what’s his preferred opponent for his next bout after his split decision win over Rigondeaux.

    To make his point, Casimero showed three fingers representing his plan for his career in front of a live television audience.

    “This is my plan. Three people. First, Rigondeaux finished. Second, Donaire. And next, Inoue,” said Casimero.

    He folded his ring finger as he said "Rigondeaux" finished, then folded another to leave his middle finger up as he mentioned Donaire and Inoue.

    Gray responded by saying: “That was colorful.”

    Johnriel Casimero vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux

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      Rigondeaux, on the other hand, holds the WBA regular championship.

      Donaire also holds a title belt in the World Boxing Council (WBC), although he was actually scheduled to fight Casimero on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) but pulled out after a dispute over VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association), among others.

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      "My target for my promoter is three opponents," says Johnriel Casimero, adding he has 'finished' Guillermo Rigondeaux and will next seek fights against Nonito Donaire and Naoya Inoue.
      PHOTO: Showtime Sports
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