Randy Caballero re-signs with Golden Boy Promotions
Former 118-pound world titleholder and unbeaten Randy Caballero has re-signed a promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions, the promotional company announced Friday.
Caballero originally signed with Golden Boy in 2010.
“I’m very excited to be back with a great company like Golden Boy Promotions,” said Caballero. “We made a great team in the past by winning a world title and I’m sure we will have a great future together.”
“We have always believed in Randy Caballero as he has tremendous talent and the drive to become an elite fighter,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Randy is a young fighter with time on his side. I know he will continue to work hard and rise up to become a world champion once again. Golden Boy supports Randy and is pleased to continue to be part of his professional career and journey in 2016 and beyond.”
Caballero (23-0, 14 knockouts) has not fought since Feb. 5. In that fight, in his hometown of Indio, California, the 26-year-old Caballero stopped Ruben Garcia after the seventh round.
Caballero won the vacant IBF bantamweight title in a unanimous decision over Stuart Hall of England in October of 2014. He was to make his first title defense against Alberto Guevara in Indio in February of last year but the fight was canceled when a cyst was discovered in Caballero’s lower right leg, which required surgery.
After treatment and recovery, Caballero was scheduled to defend his belt against Lee Haskins in November of last year in Las Vegas but was stripped of the title when he weighed five-and-a-half pounds over the 118-pound limit.
Golden Boy announced Caballero will contend at 122 pounds, where the WBC has him ranked at No. 11.
Despite the setbacks, Caballero believes he is on the path to win a second world title. “I will soon become a two-time world champion.”
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper, BoxingScene.com and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.
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