Advertisement
Advertisement

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 Hearn Wants Parker To Get UK Exposure To Build Joshua Bout Video: Shane Mosley Shows Off His Power and Speed at Workout Marquez Injured, Stops Training - But Still Has Eye on Miguel Cotto Barthelemy: I Want To Fight The Likes of Crawford and Broner Dela Torre Injures Right Hand, Admits Improvement is Needed Photos: Orlando Salido Closes Camp For Francisco Vargas War Mosley-Avanesyan: Winner To Receive WBA Title Shot? Parker's Promoter Vows: We'll KO Joshua, Haye, Chisora, Fury! Kauffman Rips Wilder: Took The Easy Way Out, I Beat Arreola's Ass! Jarrell Miller Demolishes Nick Guivas, Dela Torre Struggles in Win Photos: Shane Mosley, David Avanesyan - Face To Face at Weighin Video: Shane Mosley vs. David Avanesyan Official Weighin Photos: Rances Barthelemy Putting in Work For Mickey Bey Defense Chavez Jr. Says Training Pact With Freddie Roach is Stronger Now Donnie Nietes Very Happy With Casimero's World Title Victory Photos/Weights: Miguel Vazquez vs. Erick Bone, More Avanesyan's Coach: Mosley Has Declined, We'll Take Advantage Hearn: I Told Loeffler, Eubank Will Sign For Golovkin Right Now Teddy Atlas: McGregor Needs 5 Years of Training For Mayweather Povetkin's Promoter: WBC's Investigation Will Take a Few Months Casimero: I Can Drop Chocolatito Just Like I Dropped Ruenroeng! Video: Shane Mosley vs. Cruiserweight Dimar Ortuz - Sparring Eddie Hearn Believes Ricky Burns is Still The Same Fighter Whyte Says Chisora Punked Out, Backed Down From Challenge WBC Prez Applauds Pacquiao For Turning Back on Olympic Offer Haye vs. Gjergjaj Peaked at 2.5 Million Viewers For Channel Dave Hearn: Everton Event Will Be Great For Community WBO Purse Bid Ordered for Glowacki vs. Usyk Jarrell Miller Rips Joshua, Fury, Luis Ortiz, Parker, Andy Ruiz Too Joel Diaz: Bradley Had No Game Plan, Looked Lost and Confused Eubank Jr: Golovkin is Slow, Easy To Hit - His Power Can't Beat Me! Makabu Confident: Tony Bellew Has NOTHING Special For Me Frank Warren Slams David Haye's Recent Win, Briggs Fight Micki Nielsen Vows To Win Entire 'Super 4' Tournament Fury's Coach: Parker is a Very Serious Test For Anthony Joshua Steven Lewis Aims To Make Statement on Echo Arena Card Radmir Akhmediyev, Pablo Cruz Get Big Wins in Houston Povetkin Not Backing Down: We'll Do Everything To Get Wilder! Anthony Ogogo - Sauerland, De La Hoya Expect Big Things Tyrone Nurse Says Willie Limond Will Never Make it To Ricky Burns
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement