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Robert Garcia: Mikey “Still Getting Ready” for Caballero

By Ryan Maquiñana

Despite rumors that his younger brother Mikey’s first title shot against WBA featherweight king Celestino Caballero (36-4, 23 KOs) might not come to fruition, trainer Robert Garcia insisted they have been preparing for the fight.                                           

“The latest word was that both of them had signed the contract to fight on July 28,” Garcia said.  “Things could change, but as far I know, we’re still getting ready for that date.”

As our Ryan Burton reported, Caballero signed his contract, which was sent to him by advisor Al Haymon on behalf of Mayweather Promotions.  Garcia (28-0, 24 KOs) is promoted by Top Rank.

Sampson Lewkowicz, whose offer trumped Top Rank’s proposal, won the purse bid for the fight.  Lewkowicz is scheduled to hold the event at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., with TeleFutura handling the broadcast.

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly boxing column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by onechance87 on 06-05-2012

So is the fight still a go?Are they gonna have a press conference?

Comment by Bushbaby on 06-05-2012

[QUOTE=4Corners;12208547]This s**t better happen, wish SHO would air this fight. Why can't they do a split site show that night???? Show Garcia-Caballero and than show Aydin-Guerrero. Caballero can still fight. Thsi is a good test for Garcia.[/QUOTE] Yup, this fight…

Comment by 4Corners on 06-05-2012

This s**t better happen, wish SHO would air this fight. Why can't they do a split site show that night???? Show Garcia-Caballero and than show Aydin-Guerrero. Caballero can still fight. Thsi is a good test for Garcia.

Comment by Bushbaby on 06-05-2012

What the hell?? No this fight needs to be made.

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