by Jhonny Gonzalez
Panamanian boxer Celestino "Pelenchín" Caballero (35-4, 23KOs) has answered the challenging words of his next opponent, Japanese challenger Satoshi Hosono (25-1, 15KOs). Caballero will face Hosono at Bunka Gym in Yokohama, Japan on December 31. Caballero is already on his way to the land of the rising sun and should arrive by Wednesday. Hosono promised to knock Caballero out, with the champion promising to do the same.
"I do not care about anything Hosono has said because I'm going to knock him out. I'm focused on going out there and making my fight. In the end, we'll see who knocks out whom," Caballero said. "My victory on December 31 will be dedicated to my children, who unfortunately will not have their parents with them on Christmas and New Years."