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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.

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