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Celestino Caballero Record

Total Fights43
Title Wins3
Title Defenses9
Title-Fight KOs6
KO Wins24
KO Losses1
Celestino Caballero Record & Stats
Celestino Caballero's Record
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      What is Celestino Caballero's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 15 years and 10 months, Celestino Caballero fought 43 times with 37 wins and 6 losses.

      Caballero retired from professional boxing with a record of 37-6, which included three world-title wins and nine successful title defense fights at two weight classes — super-bantamweight and featherweight. He had a 55.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 24 of his total 43 fights being knockout wins, six of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Caballero's career was a 3rd round KO loss to Jose Rojas, which was not a world title fight.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Adrian Estrella on October 4, 2014.

      Some of Caballero's best fights and notable victories include wins over Francisco Leal, Steve Molitor, Elvis Mejia, Somsak Sithchatchawal, Jimmy Aburto, Jonathan Victor Barros, and Mauricio Pastrana.

      43Oct 4, 201438Adrian EstrellaLossUD
      42Nov 30, 201337Jimmy AburtoWinTKO2
      41Apr 20, 201336Robinson CastellanosLossSD
      40Dec 31, 201135Satoshi HosonoWin *UD
      39Oct 14, 201135Jonathan Victor BarrosWin *UD
      38Jun 18, 201134Jonathan Victor BarrosLoss *SD
      37Nov 27, 201034Jason LitzauLossSD
      36Apr 10, 201033Daud YordanWinUD
      35Aug 29, 200933Francisco LealWin *RTD7
      34Apr 30, 200932Jeffrey MathebulaWin *SD
      33Nov 21, 200832Steve MolitorWin *TKO4
      32Sep 18, 200832Elvis MejiaWin *TKO1
      31Jun 7, 200831Lorenzo ParraWin *RTD11
      30Dec 1, 200731Mauricio PastranaWin *TKO8
      29Aug 4, 200731Jorge LaciervaWin *UD
      28Mar 16, 200730Ricardo CastilloWin *DQ
      27Oct 4, 200630Somsak SithchatchawalWin *TKO3
      26Feb 4, 200629Roberto BonillaWinTKO7
      25Oct 15, 200529Yober OrtegaWinUD
      24May 5, 200528José Luis ValbuenaWinTKO5
      23Feb 17, 200528Daniel Ponce de LeónWinUD
      22Oct 15, 200428Victor PeraltaWinTKO5
      21May 25, 200427Ricardo CordobaLossUD
      20Dec 5, 200327Giovanni AndradeWinDQ
      19Sep 20, 200327Arcelio IbarraWinTKO3
      18May 16, 200326Jose RojasLossKO3
      17Feb 15, 200326Leonardo GonzalezWinTKO2
      16Oct 31, 200226Jorge MonsalvoWinTKO4
      15Sep 21, 200226Angel ValenciaWinKO3
      14Jun 14, 200225Andres CiriacoWinUD
      13Nov 30, 200125Marcos VerbelWinKO3
      12Oct 5, 200125Euclides EspitiaWinKO4
      11Aug 18, 200125Armando RojasWinTKO7
      10Mar 17, 200124Santos MarimonWinKO6
      9Feb 3, 200124Antonio JaramilloWinTKO2
      8Jun 16, 200023Armando CordobaWinUD
      7Apr 29, 200023Arquimedes GonzalezWinKO4
      6Mar 31, 200023Raul AlonsoWinRTD5
      5Feb 16, 200023Henry FrancisWinUD
      4Mar 3, 199922Garibaldo MorrisWinKO1
      3Jan 20, 199922Leopoldo ArrochaWinTKO3
      2Dec 2, 199822Arquimedes GonzalezWinRTD3
      1Nov 18, 199822Victor PerezWinUD

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Celestino Caballero (Pelenchín) is a 48-year old retired Panamanian professional boxer. He was born in Colón, Panama on June 21, 1976. He is a former two-weight-class world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 15 years — from 1998 to 2014.

      Caballero made his professional boxing debut against Victor Perez at the age of 22 on November 18, 1998, defeating Perez via 4 round unanimous decision. He went on to win 16 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 13 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 30 on October 4, 2006 after 26 professional fights, against Somsak Sithchatchawal for the super-bantamweight WBA title. He defeated Sithchatchawal via 3rd round TKO to become the super-bantamweight champion of the world.

      Celestino Caballero was a one-time unified super-bantamweight world champion, and has won three world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Caballero's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Caballero had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Adrian Estrella on October 4, 2014. Caballero lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision. It's been 9 years, 9 months, and 21 days since this fight.


      Caballero had a total of 12 world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and nine successful title defenses. He won 11 of these fights and lost one.

      Title Wins

      Celestino Caballero fought for world titles in four fights and won three of these fights, two of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won three belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Oct 14, 2011Jonathan Victor BarrosFeatherweightWBA (Regular)UD
      Nov 21, 2008^Steve MolitorSuper-bantamweightIBFTKO
      Oct 4, 2006Somsak SithchatchawalSuper-bantamweightWBATKO
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Defenses

      Celestino Caballero had nine world-title defense fights across two weight classes — super-bantamweight (x8) and featherweight. He won all of these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Dec 31, 2011Satoshi HosonoFeatherweightWBA (Regular)UD
      Aug 29, 2009Francisco LealSuper-bantamweightWBA (Unified), IBFRTD
      Apr 30, 2009Jeffrey MathebulaSuper-bantamweightWBA (Unified), IBFSD
      Nov 21, 2008^Steve MolitorSuper-bantamweightWBA (Unified)TKO
      Sep 18, 2008Elvis MejiaSuper-bantamweightWBATKO
      Jun 7, 2008Lorenzo ParraSuper-bantamweightWBARTD
      Dec 1, 2007Mauricio PastranaSuper-bantamweightWBATKO
      Aug 4, 2007Jorge LaciervaSuper-bantamweightWBAUD
      Mar 16, 2007Ricardo CastilloSuper-bantamweightWBADQ
      ^ Became unified world champion


      Caballero fought a total of 43 times during his professional career, which includes 12 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He put on some great performances in these fights. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • October 4, 2006: Caballero wins his first world title by defeating Somsak Sithchatchawal via 3rd round TKO. He is now the WBA super-bantamweight world champion.

      • September 18, 2008: Caballero successfully defends the WBA super-bantamweight title against Elvis Mejia, winning the fight via 1st round TKO.

      • November 21, 2008: Caballero becomes a unified super-bantamweight world champion by beating Steve Molitor via 4th round TKO. He now holds the WBA (Unified) and IBF super-bantamweight world-champion belts.

      • April 30, 2009: Caballero successfully defends the WBA (Unified) and IBF super-bantamweight titles against Jeffrey Mathebula, winning the fight via 12 round split decision.

      • August 29, 2009: Caballero successfully defends the WBA (Unified) and IBF super-bantamweight titles against Francisco Leal, winning the fight via 7th round RTD.


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