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Casimero stops foe

Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star) - October 27, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Filipino Johnriel Casimero stopped Mexican Felipe Salguero in the 11th round to retain the IBF junior flyweight title before a delighted crowd at the Makati Coliseum last night.

Casimero unloaded a barrage of head shots that sent Salguero down on his pants and prompted referee Wayne Hedgepeth to halt the fight at the 1:34 of the penultimate round. 

“Malakas din siya, hindi agad nanghina, pero pinagsikapan kong matupad ang pangarap ng kababayan natin na ma-knockout ko siya (He’s strong and durable, too, but I tried my best to give our countrymen a KO),” the 23-year-old champ said in an interview on DZBB.

The Ormoc-born fighter chipped away Salguero’s durability with a steady supply of power shots throughout the bout. He landed crisp blows on the game Mexican who fell to the floor in the eighth and ninth stanzas.                

 

CASIMERO FILIPINO JOHNRIEL CASIMERO MAKATI COLISEUM MALAKAS MEXICAN MEXICAN FELIPE SALGUERO ORMOC SALGUERO WAYNE HEDGEPETH
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