MANILA, Philippines—It seems John Riel Casimero’s antics have irked top pound-for-pound star Naoya Inoue.
Inoue, a usually quiet fighter outside the ring, sent out a series of tweets in response to Casimero’s taunting following his split decision win over Guillermo Rigondeaux to defend his WBO bantamweight title.
“Why should I be a good kid? Is everyone’s image of Naoya Inoue a saintly prince? Why do we have to be silent when we are so fueled and provoked and hit the middle [finger] on live broadcasting?” posted Inoue in Japanese on Twitter.
“There are people who say various things, but this is a personal remark with Casimero… Please organize a match.”
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