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Johnriel Casimero Stops Charlie Edwards, retains IBF title

Flyweight Johnriel Casimero (23-3, 15 KOs) TKOs Charlie Edwards (8-1, 3 KOs) in the 10th.

Flyweight Johnriel Casimero (23-3, 15 KOs) TKOs Charlie Edwards (8-1, 3 KOs) in the 10th. Filipino, Philippines
Johnriel Casimero retained his IBF Flyweight title against Charlie Edwards.
The O2 Arena, Greenwich, London, England: Casimero-Edwards was an undercard for the Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook main event.

From Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer: Edwards, 23, was a good amateur, but after only 18 months as a pro and having never faced a quality opponent, was in over his head against the battle-tested two-time titleholder Johnriel Casimero, 26, of the Philippines.

Casimero, making his first title defense since regaining the belt by fourth-round knockout of Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng in May, was much too experienced and a much bigger hitter for Edwards to deal with. While Edwards was short with so many punches, and resorted to running at times, Casimero stalked him and landed many clean shots when he got inside. He shook up Edwards with an uppercut in the fourth round and a right hand in the seventh. By the 10th round, Edwards was running out of gas and Casimero knocked him down with a hard left hand. The fight probably should have been stopped right then, but referee Steve Gray gave a groggy Edwards another chance. That chance ended at 1 minute, 57 seconds as Gray ended the bout as Casimero nailed Edwards with two right hands.

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