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Caballero Ready To Step In, Fight Gamboa in September

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com was informed by promoter Lou DiBella that Celestino Caballero is "ready, willing and able" to replace the injured Elio Rojas on September 11 in Las Vegas.

Rojas, the WBC featherweight champion, was scheduled to fight WBA champion Yuriorkis Gamboa in an HBO televised unification bout. BoxingScene was informed by several reliable sources on Monday that Rojas suffered a shoulder injury in training camp and was likely out of the fight. Rojas is scheduled to have an MRI on Tuesday.

"Caballero is ready and willing to stop Gamboa's unbeaten streak. Caballero will fight anyone. Gamboa can't say he's the best featherweight in boxing if he won't fight Caballero," DiBella said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Stanly Ketchel on 07-27-2010

[QUOTE=sterling;8915019]reason no ones wants to fight cab is because he brings nothing and he isnt that good at all[/QUOTE] As opposed to the wildy popular Rogers Mtagwa, Steve Luevano, and Bernabe Concepcion. Difference between Caba and those guys is that…

Comment by Tomasio on 07-27-2010

Why not? Cause U'r stupid-ass say so!! Boricuas have earn thier respect in boxing, among other sports..& just because a fighter from there has acted wrong that doesn't reflect on the rest of the Puerto Rican community...Example; just because u'r…

Comment by IMDAZED on 07-27-2010

[QUOTE=QUELOQUE;8915430]HBO's first option to be Gamboa's opponent was Caballero and Top Rank did the exact same shit, they did with Lopez. Which is put up a low ball offer DiBella and Caballero's team have to reject and then comeback and…

Comment by Heru on 07-27-2010

[QUOTE=sterling;8915019]reason no ones wants to fight cab is because he brings nothing and he isnt that good at all[/QUOTE] HBO's first option to be Gamboa's opponent was Caballero and Top Rank did the exact same shit, they did with Lopez.…

Comment by Story on 07-27-2010

[QUOTE=gqjohnb;8915222]Yeah that might hold water if they weren't fighting guys like Mtgawa. I think Cab clearly shows more talent and promise than just about any of the guys these two have fought yet.[/QUOTE] Good point. These guys are avoiding Caba…

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