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Calderon vs Fuentes in Play For October 29 in Guaynabo

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former champion Ivan Calderon suffered a blow this past weekend, or did he, when Raul "Rayito" Garcia was upset on Saturday night in Mexico. Moises Fuentes pulled off an unexpected split decision victory to capture Garcia's WBO strawweight title. Calderon's next fight is scheduled to be a return to the strawweight division and Garcia was the scheduled opponent for an October fight.

According to Peter Rivera, Vice President of Puerto Rico Best Boxing, the plan is still the same, but opponent will now be Fuentes. There appears to have been a deal in place between Rivera's company and the Mexico-based Zanfer Promotions, that Calderon would fight the winner of the Garcia-Fuentes - regardless of the outcome. The fight is tentative for October 29th at the Coliseum Mario "Quijote" Morales in Guaynabo.

"It does not affect the plan we had originally put together. Everything remains the same, the only thing that changes is the opponent. There was a prior agreement between both companies, as both [Garcia and Fuentes] have the same promoter, that Saturday's result would only change Ivan's opponent [for the date]," said Rivera to Marcos Ortiz.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by theplayerpimp on 08-30-2011

[QUOTE=andyp513;11056119]Which one is it gonna be wba,wbo? You name all of them :lol1::lol1: calderon is on his hine legs,looking at the career exit door.not like he can't outbox most of the other guys anyways.[/QUOTE] There is the ibf tittle holder…

Comment by AP♠ on 08-29-2011

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;11054970]Fighting for a WBO title? If so, not surprised.[/QUOTE] Which one is it gonna be wba,wbo? You name all of them :lol1::lol1: calderon is on his hine legs,looking at the career exit door.not like he can't outbox most of…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 08-29-2011

Lets see wat calderon got left he should win

Comment by nycsmooth on 08-29-2011

Caldeon fighting for the WBO title at the WBO convention, in puerto rico....you tell me who's going to win...a setup...the biggest!!!

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 08-29-2011

Fighting for a WBO title? If so, not surprised.

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