Caballero dethrones Barros - New WBA Featherweight Champion
Saturday, October 15 2011 @ 03:22 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: I watched this fight last night, and the Panamanian Caballero was clearly the better fighter. Right now Panama has three reigning world boxing champions. Guillermo Jones is the current WBA Cruiserweight, Junior heavyweight (200 lb, 90.7 kg) Champion. After last night's fight - Celestino Caballero is now the WBA Featherweight (126 lb, 57.2 kg) Champion. Finally, Anselmo Moreno is the WBA "Super champion in recess" of the Bantamweight (118 lb, 53.5 kg) class. He recently signed a four fight deal, so he's going to be coming out of recess, apparently. They take their boxing very seriously here in Panama, and the fact that Celestino Caballero was able to take his belt back from Barros in his home turf in Buenos Aires, Argentina is important.