John Riel Casimero, Yukinori Oguni battle to technical draw

John Riel Casimero settled for his first career draw against Yukinori Oguni. Treasure Boxing Promotions
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—John Riel Casimero's showdown against Japanese opponent Yukinori Oguni ended in anti-climactic fashion as they both settled for a technical draw on Thursday night at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo.

Casimero and Oguni accidentally headbutted each other early into the fourth round, which caused a deep cut near the latter's right eyebrow.

With Oguni still too bloodied and could not continue, the referee called off the bout, and with the accidental headbutt happening before Round 4 ended, a technical draw had to be called.

This is Casimero's first stalemate in his stellar career against 33 wins and four defeats, while Oguni now holds a 21-2-3 record.

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