Casimero foiled in bid to wrest IBF flyweight title belt with unanimous decision loss to Ruenroeng
John Riel Casimero loses in his bid to become world champion again.

FILIPINO John Riel Casimero failed in his bid to wrest the International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight title after losing a unanimous decision to champion Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand Saturday night at the Indoor Stadium of the National Sport Centre in Bangkok.

The 25-year-old Casimero went down in Rounds 2 and 7 of the 12-round match that was filled with a lot of clinching and holding.

The champion was even deducted a point in Round 11 for excessive holding to the challenger.

Ruenroeng, a former Olympian and World Championship bronze medalist, improved his record to 16-0, with 5 KOs in his mandatory defense of the IBF flyweight belt.

Casimero, the former IBF light-flyweight title holder, fell to 21-3, with 13 KOs.

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