Philippines, 21 Dec 2014
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


CELESTINO CABALLERO RETURNS IN A WBC TITLE FIGHT AGAINST ROMANIAN VIOREL SIMION IN PANAMA


PhilBoxing.com




PANAMA CITY, Panama - An exciting international boxing card on April 20 in Panama will mark the return of former 2-division world champion Celestino "Pelenchín" Caballero (left) of Panama in a 12-round WBC Silver Featherweight (126 lbs - 9 st) title fight against the undefeated WBC International featherweight champion Viorel Simion (16-0, 7KO's) of Lehliu Garã, Romania.

The winner becomes mandatory challenger to the regular WBC featherweight crown now on the head of veteran slugger Daniel Ponce de León (44-4, 35KO's) of Chihuahua, México, who is due to defend his coveted golden/green belt from the dangerous fists of undefeated Puerto Rican rising star WBC #5 featherweight Jayson Vélez (25-0, 20KO's) on March 2 in New York.

The 5' 11" Celestino "Pelenchín" Cabellero (36-4, 23KO's), who already defeated Ponce de León back in 2005, gets back into fighting mode after more than a year absence as result of conflicts with promoters and schedules, being his last outing a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Japanese challenger Satoshi Osono (23-2, 17KO's) in December 2011 in Yokohama, Japan.

"I'd fight Ponce de León or Mikey García, if they are willing to take the risk," said Caballero during training here in Panama.

The 36-year-old Panamanian vacated his WBA Featherweight title last year and is the current #1 Featherweight fighter by the WBC. His April opponent, Viorel Simion, is WBC #3.

Currently under contract with the promotion company of recording artist Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Caballero is scheduled to fly back to Las Vegas to continue his preparation at the Floyd Mayweather Gym with his trainer Jeff Mayweather.


Nick Klappert.

The Caballero-Simion card at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama on April 20 will feature thrilling international rising stars as jr. middleweight prospect Nick Klappert (15-1, 10KO's) of Brandenburg, Germany, who three weeks ago knocked out Tanzanian Said Yazidu in Luxembourg.

Moreover, in the line up stands out unbeaten knockout artist Zapir "Zap" Rasulov (25-0, 23KO's) of Buynaksk, Russia, in his second consecutive lightweight fight in Panama; this time the Russian will be battling for the vacant IBO Inter-Continental belt.


Rusalov.

The tough Russian's last skirmish was a brutal round 1 knock out triumph over Colombian Joel Cassiani last March at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panamá.

Zap Rasulov, 25, is handled by his long time German promoter Mario Pokowietz of Power F. Boxing (also the manager of unbeaten WBA middleweight world champion Gennady "GGG" Golovki), and trains with the Panamanian stable of boxers "Los Roqueros" under the guidance of the experience 50-year-old Panama trainer former fighter Francisco "Tolete" Arroyo.
.

Mohamadreza "Shazzan" Hamze.

In addition, the exciting Caballero-Simion card will showcase Iranian welterweight warrior Mohamadreza "Shazzan" Hamze, 24, in his fourth professional fight.

"Shazzan" Hamze, promoted by Promociones y Eventos del Istmo, will fight for the first time in Panama after his unanimous decision win over Thai kick boxer Suwichanon Boonpamual three weeks ago in Bangkok, Thailand.

This exciting international boxing show will take place at the famed Roberto Duran Arena and will be televised by Panama's TV Max Channel 9 in a production of Rogelio Espiño, whose company Promociones y Eventos del Istmo, received last week the award to "Panama's Best Promotion Company of Year."


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Carlos Costa.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • NBA -- Steadier Wizards hold off Heat, 105-103
    By Roman Garay, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • NBA -- Thunder escape L.A. with 104-103 decision
    By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • MANNY PACQUIAO’S TRUE CALLING
    By Reni M. Valenzuela, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • JI XIAN DEFEATS SONG YA DONG BY UNANIMOUS DECISION
    By , Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • NIGHT OF KNOCKOUTS ON THE MAIN EVENT ON PINOY BOX OFFICE (PBO) OVER SKY CABLE TONIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • Thomas Dulorme Gives Back To His Community in Puerto Rico
    By , Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • NBA -- Warriors top Thunder in wild west duel
    By Joan Secuya-Medida, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • NBA -- Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks
    By Mariano Cueva, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • ALA-COBRA: LABORDO STOPS TOYCO IN ILO-ILO
    By , Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • DENVER CUELLO TO FIGHT CARLOS ORTEGA IN TITLE ELIMINATOR
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • DENNIS LAURENTE WINS OPBF LT.MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE WITH 6TH ROUND TKO
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • BERMANE STIVERNE, DEONTAY WILDER AND DON KING INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL HIGHLIGHTS
    By , Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • ADONIS STEVENSON vs. DMITRY SUKHOTSKIY OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
    By , Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • Rejuvenated Antonio Tarver Calls out David Haye
    By , Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • MILWAUKEE’S LARRY SANDERS SUSPENDED
    By , Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • PACQUIAO INVITED TO A GATHERING OF 100,000 CHRISTIANS IN CEBU
    By Tonton Alcos-Antogop, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • ONE FC: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS
    By , Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • NBA --Hawks exact revenge, pounce on Cavaliers, 127-98
    By Jose Carlos Monroy, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • LABORDO VS TOYCO IN ILO-ILO ALA-COBRA CARD
    By , Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MANNY PACQUIAO!
    By , Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • TOURNAMENT TO DETERMINE MAYWEATHER”S CHALLENGER IS UTTERLY STUPID!
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • DENVER CUELLO RANKED NO.1 MINI FLYWEIGHT BY THE WBC
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • Viloria can’t wait for Estrada rematch
    By Joaquin Henson, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • Time to junk cowards and puppets
    By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 18 Dec 2014


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2014 philboxing.com.