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Johnriel Casimero to vacate flyweight title, move to 115

Casimero has held titles in two different weight classes.

I am a staunch believer in the cruiserweight division being the best and most competitive in the sport. Super flyweight or junior bantamweight or however you want to call it, meanwhile, is making a damn good case of its own.

Promoter Sammy Gello-ani yesterday announced that IBF Flyweight Champion Johnriel Casimero, who knocked out Amnat Ruenrong in May for the title and defended it with a ten-round thumping of Charlie Edwards in September, will be making the move to 115 next year.

Casimero (23-3, 15 KO) had previously enjoyed a solid run as the IBF light flyweight champ, a reign which began with a riot-inducing win over aging scumbag Luis Lazarte. The 26-year-old joins a division that already includes the likes of Roman Gonzalez, Naoya Inoue, Juan Francisco Estrada, Kal Yafai, Carlos Cuadras, and countryman Jerwin Ancajas.

With this kind of lineup, all that remains is to point them at one another and see which one’s still standing. Can’t wait.

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