Jhonny Gonzalez To Face Roinet Caballero on 9/15

By Mike Coppinger

Sources have advised that WBC featherweight titlist Jhonny Gonzalez will return on Thursday, Sept. 15, defending against Panama-based Roinet Caballero.

Gonzalez (49-7, 43 KOs) will look to make it 10 wins in a row. Caballero (30-1-1, 22 KOs) has lost both times he stepped up in competition, falling at the hands of Daniel Ponce de Leon and Chris John.

Chris Arreola will also appear on the card, although an opponent has not yet been named.

Mike Coppinger is a regular boxing freelancer for USA TODAY and Ring Magazine. He’s a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America, the Ring Ratings Advisory Panel and the Yahoo! Sports Boxing Panel. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 08-03-2011

Jhonny's opponent is 30-10, not 30-1. I dig Jhonny but this should be a non-title fight because Caballero has no business in a title fight any more than he did when Chris John gave him an ill-advised shot a few…

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