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Caballero vs. Garcia Fiasco Will Be Investigated By WBA

By Ricardo Archibold Mendez, notifight.com

The world championship committee of the World Boxing Association will investigate the situation related to the cancellation of the fight between Panamanian featherweight champion Celestino 'Pelenchín' Caballero and undefeated mandatory challenger Miguel 'Mikey' Garcia.

This mandatory clash is the center of an ongoing controversy which may become a legal war.

First, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, who won the WBA's purse bid, scheduled a fight date of July 28th in Indio, California. Then it was pushed back to Sept. 7 in Las Vegas, and then finally it was cancelled. Caballero was guaranteed a purse of $330,000 for the fight.
 
The other party to the conflict is Panamanian promoter Rogelio Espino, who acknowledged that he advised Caballero not to fight on September 7.

Lewkowicz has now accused Espino of being responsible for the cancellation of the event and promised to file a lawsuit for damages. Espino has promised to countersue.

Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, vice president of the WBA, confirmed that the world championship committee shall review the situation.

"Documents have been produced by Lewkowicz to support his argument that he complied with the requirements of [providing the fight with] contracts," Mendoza said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4Corners on 06-23-2012

[QUOTE=PACnPBFsuck;12271459]I don't know why he can't fight in September, instead he's wanting a fight with Chris John. #Ghey WBA need to fine Sampson's a$$ changing this stuff, he knew after the purse bid that this fight was on telefutura, he…

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 06-23-2012

[QUOTE=ChiTown2Diego;12271441]I agree so then, simply put, show up September 7th and fight the fight.[/QUOTE] I don't know why he can't fight in September, instead he's wanting a fight with Chris John. #Ghey WBA need to fine Sampson's a$$ changing this…

Comment by ChiTown2Diego on 06-23-2012

[QUOTE=4Corners;12271400] Caballero doesn't duck anyone, the guy will go anywhere anytime to fight anyone.[/QUOTE] I agree so then, simply put, show up September 7th and fight the fight.

Comment by 4Corners on 06-23-2012

[QUOTE=twosweethooks;12271388]I have missed some news somewhere I didn't see the article that said the fight is off ! ??? I am getting the sense that Jeff Mayweather and Caballero do not want to take on the Garcia's . Garcia is…

Comment by twosweethooks on 06-23-2012

I have missed some news somewhere I didn't see the article that said the fight is off ! ??? I am getting the sense that Jeff Mayweather and Caballero do not want to take on the Garcia's . Garcia is…

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