Much of this Saturday's notable action was in the US where boxing fans left feeling somewhat frustrated by the sport they follow courtesy of some very controversial decisions that really could turns some fans off the sport. Thankfully it wasn't just the US hosting notable fights and in Mexico fans had the chance to see an IBF Flyweight title eliminator and in this bout there was no controversy.
The bout in question saw former IBF Light Flyweight champion John Riel Casimero (21-2, 13) take the decision out of the judges hands as he made very light work of Mexico's Armando Santos (14-4-1, 8).
Casimero's ability was on show from early in the bout and towards the end of the opening round he dropped Santos, hard, with a sweeping right hand. It looked like Santos would be down for the count when Casimero connected but Santos, to his credit, was up quickly and made it to his corner as the round ended. The bell had saved him from an opening round loss but wasn't to save him from Casimero.
The Filipino charged over to Santos inside the opening seconds of round 2 and immediately began connecting with uppercuts. Within moments Santos was down for the second time. This time the bout was over.
For Casimero it now puts him in a great position to fight the winner of the upcoming IBF Flyweight title bout between Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5) and Zou Shiming (6-0, 1). We suspect the IBF may make Casimero wait a while before he gets his shot at the winner of that bout but hopefully they get Casimero a shot at the winner rather than make him fight numerous other eliminator bouts. On this form Casimero looks like a real danger man to anyone in the division and hopefully remain so when he finally gets his chance to become a 2-weight world champion.
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