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 Last update:  8/4/2011       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez            &
Caballero vs Barrios Purse Bid is Set For August 16
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By Jhonny Gonzalez

To follow up on an earlier story, the WBA has officially ordered a purse bid for the rematch between Celestino Caballero (34-4, 23KOs) and WBA featherweight champion Jonathan Barros (33-1-1, 18KOs). Last month in the champion's home of Argentina, Caballero was on the losing end of a close split decision. He felt the judges robbed him of a win and filed a protest with the WBA, who agreed with his position and ordered an immediate return fight. 

The purse bid will take place on August 16th, 11am, at the WBA's office in Panama.  The minimum bid amount is $120,000.00, with the champion getting the a 75-25 split. The bidding will be directed by WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza.

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

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