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Randy Caballero out of February 27 title defense

Randy Caballero won't fight on February 27, but is looking to get back in action soon.

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Randy Caballero has been forced to withdraw from his IBF bantamweight title defense on February 27 after an ankle injury suffered in training camp, and Golden Boy is now working to put together a new main event for the FOX Sports 1-televised card.

Caballero (22-0, 13 KO) was set to make the first defense of the belt he won against Stuart Hall last October in Monaco, taking on Alberto Guevara. The card will go ahead, and Diego De La Hoya (8-0, 6 KO) will still be in action against Manuel Roman (17-3-3, 6 KO) in the eight-round super bantamweight co-feature. Chinese heavyweight prospect Taishan Dong (2-0, 2 KO) will open the card in a four-round fight against Roy McCrary (3-2, 2 KO).

In non-televised action, Brazil's Éverton Lopes, a two-time Olympian, will make his pro boxing debut.

"I was very excited to bring my first title defense to my hometown for all my fans, friends and family who have been on this journey with me from the beginning," said Caballero via press release. "I am devastated that this injury is stopping me from continuing this journey; however I expect to make a full recovery from surgery and will be ready to face any opponent that wants to stand in my way. I promise my fans that I will back and better than ever!"

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