Earlier this week it was revealed that former IBF Light Flyweight world champion Johnriel Casimero (21-3, 13) would be stepping up in weight to challenge for a Super Flyweight title in December.
The talented 24 year old Filipino will be the first challenger to IBF Super Flyweight champion McJoe Arroyo (17-0, 8) after a deal had been made between the two men to meet on December 18th in New York.
Originally the plan was for Casimero to face McJoe's brother McWilliam's in a Flyweight bout, with the winner of that to get a shot at Amnat Ruenroeng, who had beaten both McWilliams and Casimero in recent bouts, but instead Casimero has decided to move to Super Flyweight for this opportunity, rather than risk another foul-fueled bout with the Thai champion.
Sadly this bout has come at the expense of Jerwin Ancajas (23-1-1, 15), who was originally lined up to fight Arroyo. Hopefully however Ancajas will get a shot at the winner in 2016.
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