Donaire confronts Casimero camp, says unification battle is off

Nonito Donaire John Riel Casimero

Nonito Donaire John Riel Casimero

Photograph from Nonito Donaire’s Twitter

MANILA, Philippines–Nonito Donaire confronted the camp of fellow Filipino world champion John Riel Casimero after which went on social media to say he’s pulling out of the August 14 unification battle that will have been historic for Philippine boxing.

The botched battle may pave the way in which for a much-awaited rematch between Donaire and Japanese celebrity Naoya Inoue. With the joy and continuous motion of the 2019 encounter, such rematch guarantees to be far more profitable by way of prize cash and grandeur.

Donaire claimed he had given Casimero’s camp 5 days to provide papers that he’s enlisted within the 24/7 VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Affiliation) monitoring.

“We’ve got proof that the opposing facet was neither sincere of forthcoming,” he wrote on Twitter. “After we cancelled the battle, then and solely then did the paperwork abruptly seem.”

However Donaire, the consensus 2012 Fighter of the 12 months, mentioned he’s pulling the plug on the battle to disclaim Casimero of the largest battle of his profession.

“I’m not going to offer his instance the stage or the payday that comes with it,” he added in his Tweet.

Earlier, Donaire gave Casimero’s supervisor Marc Yao a dressing down in a recorded video dialog posted on Twitter.

“The one motive I got here in is as a result of a Filipino (champ) can battle a Filipino (champ), you guys are demeaning Filipinos,” he informed Yao in an expletive-laden message.

I’m identified to take stands persons are afraid to take. I STAND for VADA 24/7/365 testing for ALL boxers. This could by no means…

Posted by Nonito Donaire Jr. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Other than the VADA subject, Donaire was additionally ranting about how the Casimero camp “disrespected” his spouse Rachel. Rachel, who was seated behind him through the telephone name, who can also be his supervisor and head coach.

“I don’t need different professional athletes cross the road and assume any such behaviour is suitable, we’ve got to take care of respectable character particularly on-line,” Donaire added.

After shedding to Inoue, the 38-year-old Donaire (41-6-0 with 27 knockouts) acquired a profession turn-around when he knocked out erstwhile unbeaten French champ Nordine Oubaali final Might.


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