The California city Carson was scheduled to host an event on August 14 to feature John Riel Casimero (30-4, 21 KOs) and Nonito Donaire (41-6, 27 KOs) for WBO and WBC bantamweight titles. Donaire, 38, believes that his compatriot, who is almost eight years younger, has exceeded the limits of good taste with a series of insults directed at him and his wife.
It all started with Casimero’s problems when it came to anti-doping testing. The younger of the two Filipino boxers reportedly refused VADA testing, but Donaire and his wife Rachel made a number of accusations, including that Casimero did not accept a program under which he could be tested any day at any time.
However, VADA announced on its Twitter profile that both fighters agreed to their testing program. Casimero and his team returned fire with a series of insults against Donaire's wife. Rachel Donaire also performs the role of manager to her husband Nonit, who claims that the insults directed at her are unforgivable and have exceeded every measure.
'' You're telling my wife to suck that thing for a man and stuff. The moment you insulted my wife and family, I lost interest in this fight and the world title." "You insulted me and my wife, and I didn’t say a single ugly word to you.
I will not leave a stage like this to a person like Casimero and the money that comes with a fight like this," said Donaire via Instagram.
The fight was two weeks after the contract officially canceled, with Guillermo Rigondeaux (22-1, 13 KOs) coming in as a replacement for Donaire.
The Cuban was originally supposed to be an opponent of Casimero, but promoters decided to put the Cuban aside to arrange the first Filipino fight to unite the two belts. The date of the fight remains the same (August 14), and there remains hope that Nonito Donaire and John Riel Casimero will one day resolve their disagreements in the ring.
However, it should be noted that Donaire's move is extremely interesting nowadays, where fighters are increasingly using distasteful "trash talk" to provoke the opponent and better promote the fight. But maybe this time the opponent exaggerated and did something he shouldn’t have done and that offended his family.
Certainly such things should not happen, because insults have no place in any sport. Donaire will now think about his future and his next opponent