Drug testing debate compels Donaire to call off fight against Casimero
WBC Bantamweight Champion Nonito Donaire (47-6) has affirmed that he no longer plans to take on Filipino colleague John Riel Casimero (30-4). The news comes days after the bantamweight title unification fight was booked for August 14 on Showtime.
In his official statement, the legendary four-division boxer cited disrespect of his family and Casimero’s noncompliance to get himself tested for drugs via the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).
“I am known to take stands people are afraid to take. I STAND for VADA 24/7/365 testing for ALL boxers. This should never be refused or delayed. I stand against BULLYING in any form. I STAND against the disrespect and ABUSE of women and children physically, mentally and emotionally. AND I STAND against misogynistic culture,” Donaire wrote on social media on Tuesday.
The Filipino Flash indirectly referred to the antics of Casimero and his team, who poked fun at Donaire’s wife and manager Rachel for asking Casimero’s camp to comply with WBC Bantamweight Champion Nonito Donaire (47-6) has affirmed that he no longer plans to take on Filipino colleague John Riel Casimero (30-4).
During an Instagram live on Monday, Casimero resorted to misogynic remarks. “A grown man recently told the mother of my boys to ‘snack on his —-,’” the 31-year-old said.