John Riel Casimero nonetheless continues to be a bantamweight titlist, even supposing now formally on the clock.
The three-division titlist was issued a Display Set off acknowledge by the WBO, who has introduced Casimero (31-4, 21KOs) 10 instances to obviously present medical proof of his incapability to honor his obligatory title protection vs . Paul Butler. The bout was owing to decide on place this Saturday at Coca-Cola Area in Dubai, just for Philippines’ Casimero to withdraw previous to the weigh-in as he cited a bout with gastritis.
At this place, his phrase by itself shouldn’t be wonderful loads of.
“On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the WBO confirmed receipt of email correspondence correspondence on behalf of Probellum’s Chief Lawful Officer, Mr. Harrison Whitman indicating that round at 2:00 a.m. neighborhood time in Dubai, UAE, you had been admitted to the American Hospital Dubai in Dubai, UAE,” Luis Batista-Salas, chairman of the WBO Championship Committee noticed to Casimero by way of formal letter, a replica of which has been acquired by BoxingScene.com. “Upon admission a workforce member of your camp named Mr. Stephen Lunas Jr., verified to Mr. Whitman by way of textual content material messages by way of the “WhatsApp” chat software, that you simply had been not in a position to take part within the plan WBO Bantamweight Championship bout versus Paul Butler on Saturday, December 11, 2021, on the Coca Cola Area in Dubai, AUE.
“In mild of your alleged skilled medical scenario and unavailability to take part within the WBO Championship bout in the direction of Butler, Probellum educated the WBO that current vary 10 rated WBO Bantamweight Contender, Joseph Agbeko is totally prepared, prepared and outfitted to participate from Butler. Thus, Mr. Whitman seeks authorization to grant sanction approval for the WBO Bantamweight Championship Title between Butler & Agbeko.”
Agbeko was on web site and able to make body weight for the last-moment battle with Butler, which is able to now seem with the WBO interim bantamweight title at stake. The winner may obtain an enhance to full winner within the event Casimero shouldn’t be in a position to supply sufficient skilled medical proof of his claimed ailment.
“Having regarded the aforementioned scenario, and the situations talked about within the Casimero/Butler purse bid continuing minutes dated Thursday, October 7, 2021, this Committee will authorize sanction for an Interim WBO Bantamweight Championship Contest of Butler/Agbeko. Nonetheless, you (Casimero) are hereby ordered to show lead to inside simply the following 10 days on issuance of this letter to submit a well being care certification by establishment which you have been admitted for medical process as correctly as your health-related document pertaining to this type of admittance on the American Clinic Dubai in Dubai, UAE.
“Wherefore, you might be hereby forewarned that failure to adjust to the conditions established forth herein will consequence within the Committee declaring the WBO Bantamweight Championship “Vacant”, “Ipso Facto” with out having further acknowledge, quotation, or listening to and with the Committee elevating the winner of the Interim of the WBO Atmosphere Championship bout amongst Butler & Agbeko to full standing because the WBO Bantamweight Winner accordingly.”
Casimero was because of make the third safety of the bantamweight title he has held contemplating that November 2019. In his most the most recent bout, he scored a twelve-spherical alternative win about Guillermo Rigondeaux on August 14 in Carson, California.
Hopes of following shifting right into a title unification bout with Nonito Donaire took far too in depth to strike the negotiating section, as he was bought to up coming facial space Butler. The make a distinction went to a handbag bid listening to, which Probellum acquired with a submitted sum of money of $105,000 because the lone bidder.
Jake Donovan is a senior author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox