Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Garcia: I'm Favored Because Broner Is Inconsistent, Not Skills Tony Bellew, David Haye in Talks For December Rematch Monroe Vows To Shock Saunders For Underdogs Everywhere Paul Butler Vows To Get Much "Clearer" Win Over Stuart Hall Vijender Singh vs. Zulpikar Maimaitiali Undercard Information Farhood: If McGregor Goes 12, The Press Will Hammer Mayweather Virgil Hunter: Mayweather Stops McGregor or it Gets Stopped Barring a Win, Broner's Legacy To Be Full of Wasted Promise Viktor Polyakov Shocks Giovanni De Carolis For WBA Regional Mikey Garcia: I Would Consider Crawford-Indongo Winner Next Roberto Duran on What Canelo Must Do To Beat Golovkin Jon Jones: I Admire McGregor, But I Back Mayweather To Win Emmanuel Rodriguez, Alfredo Santiago Get Foes For Fajardo Kovalev Files Protest With NSAC To Make Ward Loss a No-Contest Mayweather Parts With Prized Vehicle, His Koenigsegg Being Sold Mikey Garcia Makes Surprising Pick for His Toughest Opponent Frampton Felt Like Failure, Had Dark Days After Santa Cruz Loss Canelo-Golovkin 24/7 To Debut on August 26, on HBO Tim Tszyu Puts Away Chris Khan in Two Rounds Ismail Muwendo, Seniesa Estrada Pick Up Wins in Anaheim Verdejo To Stay Busy While Flanagan Situation is Sorted Out Tyson: McGregor's Gonna Get Killed; Dumb to Accept Boxing Rules! Gennady Golovkin Links With Chivas Regal For Chivas Fight Club Frank Warren Wins Damages Against Chris Eubank Jr. Top Rank VP: We'd Love Lomachenko-Salido II As Soon as Possible Butler-Hall II, Davies-Farrell, Fielding-Brophy on September 30 Greorge Groves vs. Jamie Cox on October 14 in London, WBSS McGregor: I Can Fight in Many Stances, Mayweather Has One Heiland: I Don't Feel Like The Underdog With Charlo, I'm Confident Broner: I Bet They Won't Bet Against Me Again After This Fight! Randy Couture: Mayweather Will NOT Knock McGregor Out Mike Tyson Says Molestation Incident Was a Motivator To Box Frampton: Selby is a Natural Fight To Make, The Timing is Right Haye: Before You Criticize Parker, Take a Good Look at Joshua! Abel Sanchez on What McGregor Must Do To Beat Mayweather Enrico Koelling Helping Erik Skoglund Prepare For Callum Smith Maybe there are worse things in boxing than Mayweather-McGregor Mayweather Vows: This Fight Won't Be Dull - It's Kill or Be Killed! Carlos Molina Hits Santo Domingo For Carlos Adames Clash Eddie Alvarez: McGregor Has Very Real Shot To KO Floyd Early
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement