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Caballero's Protest Granted, Mikey Garcia Bout in Doubt

by Rick Reeno

In a sudden turns of events, a planned fight between WBA featherweight champion Celestino "Pelenchín" Caballero (36-4, 23KOs) and mandatory challenger Mikey Garcia (28-0, 24KOs) is on the move once again. The fight was originally scheduled for July 28th in Indio, California and Telefutura was going to televise. A few days ago, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz confirmed his intentions to move the event to September 7 at the Hard Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. And he secured the televised backing of Showtime, who planned to air the fight as part of their ShoBox series.

According to sources in the WBA, Caballero protested Lewkowicz's idea to move the fight to September. The Panamanian boxer had inactivity fears, with his last fight taking place in Japan on December 31.

Because the WBA has apparently sided with Caballero, Lewkowicz has been forced to reschedule the event to the orginal date of July 28th - but now in Panama City, which is Caballero's backyard and one of the original locations proposed to the WBA. In a brief conversation with BoxingScene.com, Lewkowicz confirmed the WBA's position.

New contracts have been issued. But unless a miracle takes place, I highly doubt Garcia will travel over to Panama to face Caballero.  Lewkowicz, who doesn't promote either boxer, secured the promotional rights by winning the WBA's purse bid. If one of the boxer's drops out, Lewkowicz's winning bid of $440,000 becomes invalid.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MEXGBP on 06-12-2012

[QUOTE=4Corners;12233761]That'd be a good fight. Salido's relentless pressure against Caballero's length and movement. Salido would travel to Panama as well.[/QUOTE] if you pay him a million he will go

Comment by Corelone on 06-11-2012

Panama is hard with only one month to go, but I always felt Indio, and Southern California, was Mikey's back yard. Maybe Cab isn't as good as people thought, but that's no reason to make it easy for Mikey. The…

Comment by kiaba360 on 06-11-2012

This is shaping up to be one HELL of a year isn't it? We should make a thread of every single fight that has fallen/been in danger of falling through/matches that should've been made but haven't. That list would probably…

Comment by kiaba360 on 06-11-2012

[QUOTE=MXboxingfan;12233750]Orlando Salido should take this fight if Garcia dosen't.[/QUOTE] Salido is the new "Road Warrior", he doesn't give a ****, just put him in the ring and he'll give you a good fight.

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 06-11-2012

What's sad is that feud between Sampson and Caba is gonna stop this fight from happening, I highly doubt Mikey will go to Panama with a month notice.

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