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WBA's Mendoza Hopes For The Best With Celestino Caballero

By Juan Francisco Arias

Gilberto Jesús Mendoza, President of the World Boxing Association (WBA), said he wishes for the best with former world champion Celestino “Pelenchín” Caballero.

As BoxingScene.com reported on Monday, the retired former Panamanian fighter received a replacement of his sentence of 5 years in prison -which he had been complying since 2016.

He now has to do community service in the municipality of Colón in Panama.

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“I believe that the replacement of the sentence is positive for him (Caballero). ‘Pelenchín’ made a mistake and I believe that the community service will help him in the process of redeeming his mistake. He was an excellent sportsman and I can only wish the best for him, as I always have. That is why, through our KO Drugs program, we are also going to lend a hand, because that is the philosophy of the great WBA Family," said Mendoza.

Caballero, who was serving a sentence of 5 years in prison since 2016 for drug trafficking after being caught at a traffic stop with 10 kilos of cocaine hidden his vehicle, received on Monday a replacement sentence and immediately released.

Now, the Panamanian boxer will have to fulfill community service, started today.

He must perform his service every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will have to make a report about the work that was done, as the Public Ministry of Panama announced through their social media.

The District Attorney, Janell Acuña, agreed with the sentence that the former athlete will fulfill in the municipality of Colón.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 05-23-2018

[QUOTE=Bigchip;18795930]Dude out there snitching. That’s how he got out early.[/QUOTE] 10 kilos of coke he would be dead if you was snitching... it was a setup because they knew exactly where he was going when theystopped him and that little…

Comment by Bigchip on 05-23-2018

Dude out there snitching. That’s how he got out early.

Comment by BOXING-SCRIBE on 05-22-2018

Its good to be pro grassroots movements, great way for old Pelluchin' to meet new druglords he can mule for.

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