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Barros: Caballero Will Have To Take My Head Off

By Jhonny Gonzalez

The WBA's featherweight Jonathan Barros, has no problem with a recent order to stage an immediate rematch with Celestino Caballero. The World Boxing Association (WBA) approved Caballero's petition for a direct rematch with Barros, who won a controversial split decision over the Panamanian boxer earlier this year in Argentina. Barros is glad the rematch got ordered because he wants to set the record straight on which of them is the better man.

"Yes, I like the idea of a rematch with Caballero. It's the best thing that could happen, so there could be no doubt as to who won the fight. This rematch is good for boxing and good for me because I received criticism from every side. I read newspapers and watched the internet and the writers gave me a very hard time. I do not know where the fight will take place, but surely if it takes place outside of Argentina it would be better. The fight can be wherever they want, he will have to take my head off because I will not give away the title," said Barros. "I have to improve many things, and I already talked to my coaches."

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