Jason Litzau Decisions Celestino Caballero, Major Upset

By Mark Vester

At the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Jason Litzau  (28-2, 21KOs) pulled off a major upset to win a ten round split decision over Celestino Caballero (34-3, 23KOs) in a super featherweight contest. The scores were 96-94 for Caballero, 96-94 for Litzau and 97-93 for Litzau. Litzau was a 13-1 underdog coming into this fight.

In the first two rounds, the boxers were trading punches. Litzau was giving as good as he got. Caballero was not used to facing a fighter with the same size and reach, and quick hands. Cabllero was a bit frustrated and started trading a lot of punches with Litzau in the third. At the end of the fourth, Caballero started unloading with hard shots.

Litzau came back in the fifth with quick combinations using both hands. Caballero picked up the pace in the sixth by going to war with Litzau, but he was getting caught often and the same pattern followed in the seventh. Caballero went to rally in the eight and ninth rounds, and Litzau answered back with hard punches of his own. Caballero was getting pushed back and the rounds were close.

The tenth and final round was slow, but Litzau put his punches together and was able to rally with some punches at the end to have Caballero backing up.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fdotorres on 12-08-2010

[QUOTE=MARKBNLV;9682459]A lot of hate for a loss against a [B]good fighter[/B] .collect youreself people sht happens fights are lost,As for Litzau give him the credit instead of shtiing on Caba face it most of you hated on him now what.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by el malo on 11-28-2010

[QUOTE=Iceta Lives;9687858]I find it funny how the Ricans call Caballero a bum (which even if he is) that doesn't change the fact that Cotto should've been automatically knocked out of the Mayweather sweepstakes after he quit against the Aztec Frankenstein.…

Comment by Iceta Lives on 11-28-2010

I find it funny how the Ricans call Caballero a bum (which even if he is) that doesn't change the fact that Cotto should've been automatically knocked out of the Mayweather sweepstakes after he quit against the Aztec Frankenstein. But…

Comment by THE_BIG_HURT on 11-28-2010

[QUOTE=boxeoman;9685971]If you don't like getting hit on the back, then don't turn your head around.[/QUOTE] thats exactly what i was saying during the fight

Comment by PR ESQ. on 11-28-2010

[QUOTE=RSBonos;9684406]This result still doesn't excuse Juanma and the rest of the 122-126 fighters from ducking him like cowards.[/QUOT You're right, it doesn't excuse. It vindicates their respective decisions.

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