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Caballero Says Simion WBC Eliminator May Land on 3/30

By Ricardo Mendez Archibold

Former world champion Celestino "Pelenchin" Caballero could reappear on the 30th of March in a clash against unbeaten Romanian Viorel Simion. Caballero himself announced the date himself during a training session in Panama. Promoter Rogelio Espino is reportedly going to handle the show.

"We are still in discussions for the fight to take place on March 30 in Panama, so that doesn't mean it's official," said Caballero.

The duel between "Pelenchin" and Simion will silver featherweight title of the World Boxing Council (WBC) at stake. The winner will also get a mandatory crack at current champion Daniel Ponce De Leon.

Simion, 31, is unbeaten in 16 fights and has seven knockouts. He is the current No. 3 world ranking featherweight under the WBC, and holds their International title.

While Caballero, 36, is ranked at number one by the WBC. Last year he vacated the featherweight title of the World Boxing Association (WBA). He has a professional record of 36 wins, 4 losses and 23 wins of those wins inside the distance.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 01-06-2013

Simion is a sraight-ahead, strong, not 2 skill-ful guy that, if CC has anthing left, should beat...Doubt the bout is 3/30 as in a predominately Catholic country as Panama, fighting over Semana Santa, and on the night before Easter, would…

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 01-05-2013

I'm a Caballero fan but dude has been pulling some Winky Wright moves.

Comment by $coinblatt$ on 01-05-2013

he turns down what could have been probably a career high payday against Mikey Garcia and then vacates his title for not fighting his mandatory. Now he wants a crack at the WBC title against someone he already beat. This…

Comment by lopez36 on 01-05-2013

[QUOTE=Cubanstyle;12890944]He said he turned it down cuz the money he was offered, I really doubt he'll be making more for this interim fight....Dumb move by Caba.[/QUOTE] he was offered 90 grand and said no,he said he wouldn't even do it…

Comment by lopez36 on 01-05-2013

if caballero wins I think now would be the perfect time for him and juanma to fight,caballero has not been fighting a lot and is getting up there in age,this would be the perfect time for juanma to fight him,beat…

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