A disagreement over social media has erupted between the camps of Filipino world bantamweight champions Nonito Donaire and John Riel Casimero, and whether or not that can assist in drumming up the prospects of a unified world title struggle might be identified within the coming days.
The subject of it occurs to be doping, and regardless of the eye that it has gotten from followers, the mudslinging might jeopardize the holding of the Aug. 14 struggle altogether.
The struggle was introduced simply final week after Donaire instantly emerged as Casimero’s opponent following the withdrawal of Cuban challenger Guillermo Rigondeux.
Already, reviews have come out saying the unification struggle is off over Casimero’s alleged refusal to bear 24/7 Vada (Voluntary Anti-Doping Affiliation) testing.
Donaire’s spouse, supervisor and coach Rachel, lit Twitter ablaze calling on Casimero’s camp to indicate proof that the WBO champ has certainly enlisted within the doping monitoring.
Casimero’s handlers, MP Promotion’s president Sean Gibbons, assured her that Casimero has been enrolled with Vada and the WBC Clear Boxing Program since 2017.
Mauricio Sulaiman, the WBC president, agreed with Gibbons and guaranteed that the struggle will go on.
“Will probably be a terrific struggle and we won’t tolerate any foul language on any kind,” he tweeted.
If the struggle scheduled at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California, certainly pushes by means of, the social media skirmish might solely warmth issues up.
Donaire (41-6-0 with 27 KOs), the WBC champ, has lengthy been a proponent of Vada. Has has labored with controversial diet guru Victor Conte.
Alternatively, Casimero (30-4-0 with 21 KOs) is attached with Angel “Memo” Heredia, an equally controversial determine in energy and situation coaching. INQ
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