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 Last update:  7/4/2011       Read more by Adam Grace Esmenjaud            &
Team Caballero Protest Barros Loss, WBA To Review
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By Adam Grace Esmenjaud,

It was as 'outright theft,' said legal adviser Rogelio Espino, who watched his boxer Celestino Caballero lose a split decision last Saturday in Mendoza, Argentina to the still-featherweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Jonathan Barros. During the fight, Caballero knocked Barros down twice and controlled several rounds but it still wasn't enough to persuade two judges of the fight, who gave victory to the hometown boxer (114-112 and 116-112). The third judge saw a clear win for Caballero with a card of 115-111.

Espiño stated categorically that 'we are going to ask in coming days for the WBA to order an immediate rematch since the decision was controversial was an outright theft. "

Gilberto Mendoza, vice president of the WBA, said that the organization will review the fight and make a ruling.

"We evaluate all world championship fights to keep track of our officers. This will be studied and then we'll discuss the matter with regard to the decision. You don't automatically order a rematch because it was ruled a split decision," said Mendoza.

Tags: Celestino Caballero , Jonathan Victor Barros , Caballero vs Barros , Caballero-Barros

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comment by Corelone, on 07-04-2011
Caballero lost to Litzau, that say's it all.

comment by rudy4pl, on 07-04-2011
[QUOTE=Freedom.]I watched the video, it was a fair decision - Caballero took a beating. The second knockdown shouldn't have been considered a knockdown.[/QUOTE] I had the fight 115-113 for Caballero. I can't see how one of the judges had it 116-100 for Barros and i also can't see how a person in...

comment by STREET CLEANER, on 07-04-2011
Nobody cares

comment by Freedom., on 07-04-2011
I watched the video, it was a fair decision - Caballero took a beating. The second knockdown shouldn't have been considered a knockdown.

comment by ELHURACAN58, on 07-04-2011
Boxing in Argentina should be banned until those guys learn to be impartial. Wouldnt be surprised if nachorjj comes in and protests why puerto ricans are crying that they got robbed again in a panamanian thread.

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