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 Last update:  2/4/2011       Read more by Hilmar Rojas         
   
Caballero Wins, Appointed as Mandatory To Barros' Belt
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By Hilmar Rojas

Celestino Caballero (34-3, 23KOs) got his wish. After making a petition and pushing very hard, the WBA's championship committee voted to make him the mandatory challenger to "regular" WBA featherweight champion Jonathan Victor Barros (31-1, 18KOs), who won the vacant title last December. However, it was also ruled that Barros would receive extension of the voluntary period before having to make his mandatory defense against Caballero. Barros now has 180 days before he has to fight the mandatory.

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



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comment by chifuli, on 02-05-2011
How is it possible that the WBA has 3 FW champions?? Gamboa, John and Barros. Then, How is it possible that you loose to a nobody and then become a mandatory?? Ridonkolous!!

comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO, on 02-05-2011
caba needs that belt

comment by JonoYoungP4P, on 02-05-2011
caba, rewatch ur fight with litzau

comment by giacomino, on 02-05-2011
[QUOTE=Sweet Jesus]It is about as far from a legitimate belt as possible as Gamboa and John are both WBA super champions.[/QUOTE] Have to agree with you, although I'm not sure I consider John legit since he hasn't defended against anybody in the top 10 since "beating" Marquez in 2006

comment by Sweet Jesus, on 02-04-2011
[quote=giacomino]Don't really care if he lost at 160. He lost. That's it. Bulls--- when you lose a 10-rounder against an unranked fighter and you cry about deserving a mandatory title shot. Caballero doesn't "deserve" s--t.[/quote] It is about as far from a legitimate belt as possible as Gamboa ...

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