Cabellero Signs Contract, Mikey Garcia Defense is On!

By Ryan Burton has been advised that WBA featherweight champion Celestino "Pelenchin" Caballero (36-4, 23KOs) has finally received and signed his contract to face his mandatory challenger Mikey Garcia (28-0, 24KOs), who signed the contract on Wednesday.

There had been confusion between Caballero, and promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, who won the purse bid to stage the fight, in regards to whom the contract needed to be sent to. Caballero advised us that the issue has been resolved.

The contract was sent to Caballero by well known manager/adviser Al Haymon, on behalf of Mayweather Promotions.

"The contract was faxed over to me and I signed it so the fight is on. I am very happy that the fight is signed. I am always in shape and ready to fight," Caballero told

Caballero-Garcia takes place on July 28th at the Fantasy Springs Casino  in Indio, California and will be broadcast by Telefutura.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lopez36 on 05-25-2012

i dont care if it's on espn,showtime,telefutura as long as they're fighting and we'll be able to watch,thats good enough for me

Comment by mrpleaseplease on 05-25-2012

couldn't agree more. Garcia whoops pelechin i figure. Hope it's live and not delayed.

Comment by UTEP on 05-25-2012

So Mikey can fight a bunch of bums on H.B.O. and Showtime but as soon as he fights a very good apponent for a world title its on TELEFUTURA????:gay:

Comment by 4Corners on 05-25-2012

They should have just scheduled this for a week later, not the same week as Guerrero-Aydin which is on SHO, and than SHO could have carried it. Or they could have just put this on the Guerrero-Aydin card. Anyway, if…

Comment by savorduhflavor on 05-25-2012

That this isn't on a major network undercard is a complete and utter travesty.

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