Pinoy boxer Johnreil Casimero knocks Argentinian Luis Lazarte out, followed by ugly riot (VIDEO)

BoxingScene.com has been advised that moments ago, Filipino Johnreil Casimero (16-2, 10KOs) knocked out hometown hero Luis “Mosquito” Lazarte (49-11-2, 18KOs) in the tenth round to capture the vacant IBF junior flyweight championship at Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Before the victory could be announced, hundreds of Argentine fans rushed the ring and attacked Casimero and his team, the IBF’s officials, journalists and everyone else who tried to prevent the violence from getting worse. Chairs, bottles and punches were flying all over the arena, with very little intervention from the few police officers on the scene. The fight itself was said to be contested on even terms, until Casimero caught him on chin at the end of the ninth round and Lazarte never recovered and barely had the ability to stand in the tenth. Both fighters used dirty tactics in the contest. Lazarte lost a point for biting Casimero on the neck in the sixth round, while the Filipino lost points for fouls in the fourth and eight. TEAM CASIMERO UPDATES: BRUISED BUT JUBILANT by Rene Bonsubre, Jr. |philboxing.com/news/story-66313.html Promoter Sammy Gello-ani informed philboxing minutes ago that they are all safe after the ring riot that happened minutes after Johnriel Casimero stopped Luis Alberto Lazarte of Argentina in ten rounds for the vacant IBF lt.flyweight title in Mar de Plata. “The three of us suffered bruises,” Gello-ani told this writer, “But I can take it, we can take it. We are celebrating Johnriel’s victory. This is a birthday gift that he will offer to the entire Filipino nation.” Casimero will celebrate his 22nd birthday this Monday February 13. “My friend, Oswaldo Bravo had to pull Casimero pull from the mob and hide him under the ring,” Gello-ani recalled their ordeal, “Bottles and chairs were flying. Lazarte is a member of the trucker’s union and the rioters were his friends. I was kicked, Pingping (trainer Cristopher Tepora) was punched. But we are safe now and we are guarded by the local police.” “Casimero knocked down Lazarte twice in round nine and he knocked him down again in the tenth,” Gello-ani added. (FULL FIGHT VIDEO) JOHNREIL CASIMERO vs. LUIS LAZARTE
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