Regardless of being miles aside, the strain was palpable between WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero and Cuban veteran Guillermo Rigondeaux.
They confronted off in a digital press convention on Wednesday, formally launching their title combat set for August 14 in Carson, California.
“I am so prepared for this combat,” declared Casimero. “Let’s go.”
By means of a translator, Rigondeaux stated that their coaching is “going nice.”
“We at the moment are absolutely centered on what’s approaching August 14th,” he stated. “Actually enthusiastic about it.”
The 41-year-old Rigondeaux, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, stated he isn’t fearful of the facility possessed by Casimero. The 31-year-old Filipino has a 30-4 win-loss document, with 21 of his victories coming by knockout.
In his most up-to-date bout in September 2020, he stopped Duke Micah of Ghana within the third spherical.
“I do not fear about that,” stated Rigondeaux. “I do not fear about something. I fought in three completely different divisions — 118, 122, 130. I have been in a position to go after any problem that I’ve confronted.”
“So Casimero’s energy is not any concern to me by any means,” he harassed.
As Rigondeaux is ending his coaching camp in Florida, Casimero is asking on the highly-skilled technician to go toe-to-toe with him after they face off subsequent month.
“Rigondeaux… do not run,” stated Casimero. “I desire a combat, as a result of if Rigondeaux runs, folks watching are sleeping.”
“All fights of Rigondeaux are not any good. All the time run, run, run,” he added. “All followers sleep. We’re uninterested in watching. Perhaps this combat, August 14, you field.”
However Rigondeaux claims that Casimero’s combating phrases haven’t any influence on him.
“I am not a giant trash talker. It is not about what he is gonna do, what I am gonna do, or no matter folks say beforehand,” he stated.
“You already know what, I am going to see you on the 14th … You will see the true Rigondeaux, similar to you need,” he added. “However within the meantime, I am simply specializing in what I am doing. That is the lengthy and in need of it. The rest is pure speak.”