Boxing: Japanese champion Inoue plunges into war of words Donaire-Casimero

Japanese boxing champion Naoya Inoue has responded to the online feud between Filipino champions John Riel Casimero and Nonito Donaire Jr., particularly over allegations that Casimero escaped drug testing.

Inoue has a problem with Casimero, especially after Casimero hit him on the internet for allegedly dodging him.

“Casimero will not hit the bigmouth again. There is no qualification for someone who avoids doping tests… Thank you,” Inoue said in Japanese through his Twitter message.

Donaire was supposed to fight Casimero in a WBC-WBO bantamweight title unification on August 14.

But Donaire and his wife and manager, Rachel, were in a nasty online feud with the Casimero camp.

Donaire eventually unplugged after claiming Casimero delayed signing their fight contract due to drug testing issues.

But Casimero’s promoter, MP Promotions chairman Sean Gibbons, insisted the Filipino champion had already signed up for the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) tests.

Casimero was supposed to fight Inoue in April 2020, but the fight failed after the pandemic. Instead, Inoue fought against Australian Jason Moloney.

Inoue also has a history with Donaire. The two featured in a brutal 12-round battle in November 2019. The Japanese won thanks to a hard-fought decision.


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