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Caballero Vacates WBA Title, Will Not Fight Walters

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised that WBA "regular" champion Celestino Caballero (36-4, 23KOs) vacated his championship. Caballero was recently ordered to fight mandatory challenger Nicholas Walters (21-0, 17KOs).

The WBA held a purse bid a few weeks ago, and Canelo Promotions was the sole bidder, putting down the minimum bid of $120,000 dollars to secure the rights to the featherweight bout - with a 75-25 split in favor of Caballero.

Caballero would have received $90,000, which the boxer viewed as an insult.

Canelo Promotions, appearing on behalf of Walters' handlers, submitted two dates - December 1 or December 8 in Kingston.

"I will not fight for 90 thousand dollars and I wouldn't even do it for 120. Perhaps [they think] I am dying of hunger," Caballero said a few weeks ago.

Walters will now face the the highest available contender for the vacant belt.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by ddangerous on 10-08-2012

[QUOTE=onechance87;12586547]90,000 is good money.He just lost leverage losing his belt.[/QUOTE] This post sums it up perfectly. [QUOTE=SugarAnt05;12586618]This guy killed his career. Reminds me of winky wright, you know, without all off the accomplishments and such[/QUOTE] LOL. Yeah, Cab really is…

Comment by Frank Ducketts on 10-08-2012

[QUOTE=el_mas_chingon;12586728]Ok KID, Then you tell me if the Garcia fight was not going to get him paid, then what fight was he looking for to get that higher Paycheck? Gamboa, who has promotional issues or Jaunma who's suspended for a…

Comment by el_mas_chingon on 10-07-2012

[QUOTE=Frank Ducketts;12586667]No, he wants to get paid, and the Garcia fight wouldn't have gotten him paid. I do beieve Garcia would've sonned him though. Fighters don't think like you kid.[/QUOTE] Ok KID, Then you tell me if the Garcia fight…

Comment by MikeRo1972 on 10-07-2012

When JuanMa refused to fight this clown for the same reason he cried like a little girl. Now he refuses his mandatory, hypocrite. Caballero is garbage anyway.

Comment by PAC-BOY on 10-07-2012

good for him. Fu8k them sanctioning bodies. If only EVERY fighter would do the same....WE MAY GET SOME SANITY BACK IN THE SPORT! Now We will have another paper champion in Walters. He will fight another bum opponent and life…

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