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Escandon-Castellanos Approved For WBC Interim Clash

By Ludo Saenz

The World Boxing Council has approved a bout for the WBC interim-featherweight championship between Robinson Castellanos (21-10, 13KOs) of Mexico and Colombian contender Oscar Escandon (24-2, 16KOs).

Escandon was scheduled to face WBC full featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. next Saturday night in Las Vegas. The fight was called off after Russell suffered a cut and withdrew from the bout on Monday.

Castellanos is the mandatory challenger after winning the silver title in January with a decision over Rocky Juarez.

The negotiations will be interesting with Escandon being an Al Haymon-advised boxer and Castellanos promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. There is an ongoing lawsuit between Golden Boy and Haymon.

There has not been a mandatory defense of the WBC championship in a long time and the sanctioning body wants the flow of the division to continue while Russell recovers from his injury.

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Comment by Rope_Burns on 11-04-2015

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;16195090]Poor Robin still getting screwed & on hold again...he earned a world shot ever since he beat Caballaro more than 2 yrs ago in Panama, then beat Juarez in San Antonio......[/QUOTE] He'll beat Escandon and be stuck in the same…

Comment by nycsmooth on 11-04-2015

Poor Robin still getting screwed & on hold again...he earned a world shot ever since he beat Caballaro more than 2 yrs ago in Panama, then beat Juarez in San Antonio......

Comment by kej718 on 11-04-2015

Interesting

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