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Video Hype: Celestino Caballero Really, Really, Really Wants to Fight Juan Manuel Lopez

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Celestino Caballero's English isn't perfect, but I think anyone will get the gist of what he's saying here. Caballero, who fights Jason Litzau on November 27 in Las Vegas, has been trying to land a fight with Juan Manuel Lopez for over a year now. He has called him out at every turn. He even showed up to the Lopez-Marquez weigh-in, and got into a bit of a scuffle with members of Team Lopez.

With Lopez beating Rafael Marquez on November 6 and Caballero popping up over and over to keep calling him a coward, the time feels beyond right to finally match these two. HBO obviously has interest in Caballero and has shown plenty of love for Lopez in the past, though Lopez's last two fights have been televised by Showtime. Caballero has to deal with Litzau later this month, but I think there is definitely a groundswell of support for this fight among hardcore boxing fans, and hardcore boxing fans are the target of interest for either of them fighting on TV anyway.

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