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Celestino Caballero To Be Released From Prison

By Elisinio Castillo

Earlier this year, former world champion Celestino "Pelenchin" Caballero was sentenced to five years in prison for drug related charges.

The sentence was carried out in the First Criminal Court, in which Caballero reiterated his guilt and manifested his regret for what happened.

On March 10, 2016, the former boxer was arrested in the North Corridor, in the direction of the province of Colon, after packages of cocaine were found in his vehicle. Officers seized a total of 10.87 kilos of drugs.

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Earlier today, Judge Orminda Miranda of Panama announced that Caballero would be released in order to perform community work in Colon.

After Caballero was arrested, the World Boxing Association (WBA) suspended him from his position as deputy director of their integral development and security committee for events that place in the country.

Caballero announced his retirement from the ring in 2014 after a serious injury to his retina, after he suffered a tough loss at the hands of Mexico's Adrian Estrella.

During his pro run, the 41-year-old Caballero won the super bantamweight titles of the WBA and the International Boxing Federation. He also captured the interim-WBA international featherweight title.

The Panamanian boxer retired with a record of 43 bouts, with 37 wins (24 knockouts), six losses and a draw.

After his arrest, Caballero acknowledged the facts, apologized and said through his lawyer that he would "never again" take part in such activity.

According to his defense, which was handled by lawyer Sheyla Miller, the boxer was in a vulnerable situation as he faced economic problems and did not have a fixed job. He also asked that the court consider that he wasn't aware of anything related to criminal laws and gave his full cooperation to authorities.

According to the Public Ministry, he had five kilograms of drugs hidden in the trunk of his vehicle and five kilograms in a plastic bag.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bigchip on 05-22-2018

Celestino snitched. That’s why he got out so quickly.

Comment by Golden Boi 360 on 05-22-2018

Has anyone heard anything about Carlos Baldomir? Wasn't he molesting his daughter?

Comment by Drunk Punch on 05-22-2018

This is nuts. He gets caught with 11 kilos and is out in less than one year!??? What other country would be so lenient? In China that would be an automatic death sentence! He's lucky mofo.

Comment by OctoberRed on 05-22-2018

[QUOTE=deanrw;18792758]It is crazy what can happen to a fighter. I still remember there were warrants out for Edison Miranda, but never did hear what became of it.[/QUOTE] He must have been watching Narcos.

Comment by jreckoning on 05-21-2018

FREE EL PELENCHIN! out dat jam.

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