Advertisement
Advertisement

Team Walters Not Surprised Caballero Dropped The Title

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Featherweight contender Nicholas Walters (21-0, 17KOs) and his manager Jacques Deschamps are not surprised with Monday's announcement by Celestino Caballero (36-4, 23KOs), who vacated the WBA "regular" championship. Walters is the mandatory challenger to the title and the World Boxing Association ordered Caballero to fight him.

Canelo Promotions, appearing on behalf of Walters' team, submitted the minimum bid of $120,000 dollars to win the WBA's purse bid. With a 75-25 split in favor of the champion, Caballero would have received $90,000. Caballero was not satisfied with the $90,000 purse and he wasn't happy about Walters' camp moving forward to stage the event on a December date in Kingston.

Walter will now face the WBA's highest available contender for the vacant title. The purse will now be split 50-50, with Walters receiving $60,000.

"Nicholas would have liked to beat him, but he will now have to prepare for a different opponent. He is training hard and is looking forward to fighting in Jamaica in December," Deschamps told The Gleamer. "That is what really matters to him, to be fighting for the world title in front of his Jamaican boxing fans."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Panabox on 10-09-2012

It is true that the bid will now go 50-50, but it is not for that amount. they must negotiate, and if they don´t get into an agreement, the WBA will call for a new purse bid.

Comment by Hougigo on 10-09-2012

Javier Fortuna is number 2 as far as I know he doesn't have a fight coming up, I heard they wanted him on the Pac/Marquez undercard..... I see no reason why that can't happen.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Arum: Pacquiao's Options Are Broner, Danny Garcia, Crawford Joshua on Wilder: I'm On My Way To America, SHO Backing Me Porter: I Beat Thurman, We Need That Rematch - Fans Want It! Mike Alvarado Struggles in Win: Matt Korobov Decisions Vera Justin DeLoach Wins Big Over Junior Castillo Thurman Confident of Win: I Rocked Porter a Few Times Keith Thurman Edges Shawn Porter To Win a War at Barclays Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jarrett Hurd Drops, Stops Oscar Molina in The Tenth Round DiBella: Thurman-Porter Will Determine Mayweather's Successor Daniel Jacobs Becomes The Face of Brooklyn Boxing K. Porter Doubts Impressive Win Will Secure Floyd Mayweather Video: Jarrett Hurd, Oscar Molina Discuss Their Showdown Anthony Joshua Beats Down, Knocks Breazeale Out in Seven Adam Kownacki, David Benavidez, Hardy Win at Barclays Jack Obermayer, Legendary Award Winning Scribe Passes Away Mikey Garcia-Elio Rojas Set For Santa-Frampton on 7/30 George Groves Powers Past Martin Murray For Decision Win Video: Bob Arum on Thurman vs. Porter, Crawford, More Eubank Jr. Warns Gennady Golovkin: - I'm Coming For You! Thurman vs. Porter on CBS: CompuBox Historical Review Eubank Jr. Drops Doran Four Times For TKO, Golovkin Next? Conor Benn With Brutal First Round Knockout of Lukas Radic Dillian Whyte Knocks Out Ivica Bacurin in Six Rounds Anthony Joshua: I Need To Break Dominic Breazeale Right Down Porter: Won’t Be a Brook Performance From Me; I Want Rematch Breazeale To Anthony Joshua: There is a New Lion in Town Photos: Jason Sosa Gets Off The Deck, Stops Javier Fortuna Joshua-Breazeale on Showtime: CompuBox Historical Review Felix Cash, Anthony Ogogo, Andrea Scarpa, Kal Yafai Win at O2 Eubank: Is Golovkin Ready To Step Up? Fight Someone Not Scared! Frank Warren Tabs Andre Ward To Overcome Sergey Kovalev Oscar Molina, Jarrett Hurd Aim to Make Most of Surprise CBS Slot Porter: Fighting Me Will Be A Shock To Keith Thurman's System Arum: Ramirez Confident of What He Can Do Against Golovkin Frank Warren To Hearn: Joshua is Number 1? Let Him Prove It! Daily Bread Mailbag: Danny Garcia, Lomachenko, Thurman, More Semajay Thomas Embraces How Boxing Changed His Life Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep Easily Stops Outmatched Opponent Parker: Soon Joshua's Confidence Will Be Tested Against Me
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement