WBC interim bantamweight champion Reymart Gaballo will not step aside just so the historic all-Filipino unification between Nonito Donaire Jr. and John Riel Casimero could take place.
Gaballo, who holds a perfect record of 24-0 with 20 knockouts, has been named by the WBC as the mandatory challenger to Donaire’s world title earlier this week.
He knows that Donaire, the WBC bantamweight world champion, is on the move to fight WBO world bantamweight champion Casimero but thinks he should be first in line.
“I really want to fight my idol Nonito Donaire but it also depends on my boss and WBC. I am a fighter and what I want is to fight and win. That is my mindset,” Gaballo said.
“I focus on one thing only. As a fighter, I will fight whoever it is they want me to fight. They are yet to mention any other names so my focus is [on Donaire].”
Asked what he would bring to the table against the four-division champion and future Hall of Famer, The hard-hitting 25-year-old says his grit is something to behold.
“It is a big opportunity to fight Donaire, he is my idol. I believe in myself and when I enter the ring I do everything I can to win. I never quit.”
—MGP, GMA News
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