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Randy Caballero-Kohei Oba in Play For IBF Title Shot

By Pablo Fletes, notifight.com

Nicaraguan boxer Randy Caballero is going in another direction with respect to his final eliminator for a crack at the bantamweight title of the International Boxing Federation (IBF).

Matchmaker Robert Diaz of Golden Boy Promotions has confirmed that his company has struggled to reach to an agreement with Jamie McDonnell, to face Caballero on April 19 in England.

Apparently, McDonnell is having problems with his handlers and for that reason Golden Boy made a request to the IBF to appoint another highly qualified opponent.

Thus, it was decided that Caballero would face Japanese boxer Kohei Oba in an elimination bout, but no decision has been made on when and where the fight will take place. The winner of this fight would become the mandatory challenger to IBF bantamweight crown, held by the English fighter Stuart Hall.
 
29-year-old Oba has a record of 35-2-1, with 14 knockouts, while Caballero is 20-0, with 12 knockouts.

In the latest rankings by the IBF, McDonnell is ranked third at bantamweight, fourth is Caballero and Oba is fifth.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hit_the_streets on 02-20-2014

Been following the kid since his debut (hometown kid). His competition so has been dreadful. He has some boxing skills. He just doesn't have much power or even speed to make up for it, BUT golden boy seems like they…

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 02-20-2014

Nicaraguan??? Since when? The guy is from the freaken Coachella Valley in California! He's half Nicaraguan & half Caucasian!

Comment by hitking on 02-20-2014

[QUOTE=Boxingscener;14254103]the times that i have seen him he hasnt looked impressive, lacks the KO power[/QUOTE] I'm not gonna even pretend to be up on the state of the bantamweight division. When I found out Caballero was my co-worker's cousin, I…

Comment by Boxingscener on 02-20-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14254035]I used to work with this Caballero boy's cousin. So I've been keeping up with him for awhile. I'm not really impressed.[/QUOTE] the times that i have seen him he hasnt looked impressive, lacks the KO power

Comment by hitking on 02-20-2014

I used to work with this Caballero boy's cousin. So I've been keeping up with him for awhile. I'm not really impressed.

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