Earlier this month, WBC bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire revealed that he was “finalizing” a December eleventh conflict with interim champion and obligatory challenger Reymart Gaballo. Now, the dependable Julius Julianis reports that the combat might function half of a Dubai doubleheader with John Riel Casimero vs. Paul Butler, which was already focused for that date.
Don’t deal with this as a setup for an impending unification combat, nonetheless; Julianis goes on to say that Naoya Inoue needs to face Casimero (31-4, 24 KO) within the “first quarter of 2022.” The pair had been speculated to combat in April 2020 earlier than the freshly rampaging coronavirus put a cease to that.
Not terribly shocking, actually; Donaire (41-6, 27 KO) and Casimero solely have these mandated matchups as a result of their deliberate summer time conflict spectacularly imploded over drug testing issues and social media beef. Nonetheless, these are higher fights than Inoue vs. Dipaen, at the least, and will depart everybody free to consolidate the belts subsequent 12 months with out anymore mandatories respiratory down their necks.