BY NICK GIONGCO
JOHN Riel Casimero is now in England for his shot at the World Boxing Organization bantamweight crown on Nov. 30.
Traveling for the first time in first class via United Airlines from McCarran International in Las Vegas, Casimero was joined in the trip by his official representative Sean Gibbons and trainer Nonoy Neri, who will call the shots when the Filipino faces defending champion Zolani Tete of South Africa at the Arena Birmingham.
Gibbons said they have already contacted a Filipino restaurant that will provide Team Casimero’s nutritional needs.
“I am doing everything to give Casimero all the tools and comforts on my end. He is here also a full nine days to get adjusted. He flew First Class we have Filipino restaurants ready to cook for us and Filipino grocery store for proper food,” said Gibbons, who heads MP Promotions, the outfit owned by Sen. Manny Pacquiao.
”I did my end now Casimero needs to do his,” added Gibbons.
If victorious, Casimero will join Pacquiao, Jerwin Ancajas and Pedro Taduran as the country’s world champions.