The two-division world champion Filipino boxer Johnriel Casimero is all set to clash against the unbeaten Charlie Edwards in an IBF Flyweight title on September 10th with a voluntary defense at O2 Arena in London, England.
Earlier the news came about the bout between Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook, now the announcement from the Matchroom boxing came today about the bout between the 26-year-old Casimero and 23-year-old Edwards. The Surrey fighter made a big impact by remaining unbeaten in his 7 fights of carrier and this will be his 9th fight against IBF Junior Flyweight World Champion after he boxes in Berlin in a tune-up fight for his title shot against Jose Aguilar this Saturday.
Edwards (7-0, 3 KOs) who is taking tremendous step up in class of opponent said:
“Many people may think this is too early, but believe me when I say this: That IBF world title is coming home with me”
Casimero grabbed IBF world light-flyweight title in 2012 over Pedro Guevara over a split-decision and won a flyweight title in May when he stopped the undefeated Amnat Ruengorng in the 5th round of rematch held in Beijing, China. Currently he is in Ormoc City, Philippines taking light training, but will soon visit Yraola Gym in Manila for some serious practice under trainer Jun Agrabio.
Eddie Hearn the Matchroom MD said:
“This is a huge gamble for Charlie at this stage in his career but him and the team feel very confident they can beat Casimero.”
September 10th will be the biggest night for boxing fans when the top armature boxer Edwards faces off Casimero who already has world title at 108 pounds. Casimero turned pro in 2007 and since then he has travelled to 7 different countries for bouts, England would be his 8th country.