By Nicholas Samuilov, notifight.com
The featherweight world champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Argentine Jonathan "Yoni" Barros (33-1, 18KOs), will face former ruler Celestino "Pelenchín" Caballero (34-4, 23KOs) on Friday night. The long awaited rematch will headline a big card at the legendary stadium Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Barros won a controversial twelve round split decision in July, and the WBA ordered an immediate rematch.
Barros had a smooth weigh-in, coming in at 56.750 kg [125.1-pounds], while Caballero was Knight, meanwhile, was originally over a few grams, recorded the limit 57.150 kg [126-pounds]. Both boxers were accompanied by their respective teams. On the side of Barros was his coach Ricardo Bracamonte. And Caballero had his trainer Jeff Mayweather, assistant coach Miguel Callist of Panama, and the doctor Roniel Rudas.