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 Last update:  5/29/2011       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez         
   
Caballero Shows a Big Change in Camp For Barros
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By Jhonny Gonzalez

Panamanian Celestino "Pelenchín" Caballero has displayed a big change in his training methods. The former champion is training a lot harder and looking more intense as the title bout approaches with WBA "regular" featherweight champion Jonathan Victor Barros, which happens on Saturday June 18 in Argentina.

Caballero has not been in the ring since last November upset split decision loss to Jason Litzau. For that contest, Caballero moved up to the super featherweight limit of 130-pounds. He didn't take his training camp serious and struggled to make weight.

After the loss, he moved back to featherweight. Working very hard in camp with trainer Jeff Mayweather, Caballero already weighs 134-pounds, which is only 8 pounds above the required limit of 126 and it's impressive because the fight is several weeks away and Caballero is usually heavier at this stage of his camp. He realizes that a loss to Barros could end his career as a top tier boxer.

Tags: Celestino Caballero , Jonathan Victor Barros , Caballero vs Barros , Caballero-Barros



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comment by jreckoning, on 07-02-2011
VIVA EL PELENCHIN! :boxing:

comment by Pelencho, on 07-02-2011
[QUOTE=El C@cique@PR]How the fukk his struggles with 130, but will fight at 126???? WTF??? I call bull$hit on this!!![/QUOTE] like i said, when he was fighting at 130, he got a little sloppy since he thought it gave him extra room to play with. then as the time approached, he had too much to ...

comment by ChampBox@PR, on 07-02-2011
How the fukk his struggles with 130, but will fight at 126???? WTF??? I call bull$hit on this!!!

comment by ChampBox@PR, on 07-02-2011
[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic]The good ol days when Ricans would flock any Caballero thread and laugh at him losing to Liatsu or whatever you spell it. Now that Lopez got exposed, they have nothing to flaunt on. Gotta love karma. :D[/QUOTE] Caballero is a bum who lost to a bum. Juanma lost because ...

comment by Pelencho, on 07-02-2011
he did struggle to make 130, but it was his own fault. at 122 he never had any room for error in his diet. at 130 he allowed himself too much room for error. he ate like **** and after a VERY long camp, at the end he was still way overweight. too much ice cream and potato chips. at 126, he i...

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