Philippine  boxer John Riel Casimero defended his light flyweight belt for the third time by knocking down  Mexican challenger Felipe Salguero, Saturday night at the Makati Coliseum.

Referee Wayne Hedgepeth stopped the bout on the 11 round after Casimero floored Salguero with solid punches from rounds 8 to 10.

Twenty-three year old Casimero hails from Ormoc city in Leyte.