Randy Caballero has his surgery scheduled, and is hoping to be back in the ring sooner than later.
Randy Caballero, who was recently forced to pull out of a bantamweight title defense scheduled for tonight, has scheduled surgery for his injured ankle, and will undergo the procedure on Wednesday, according to Jessica Rosales on tonight’s Golden Boy Live broadcast on FOX Sports 1.
Caballero (22-0, 13 KO) went to Monte Carlo last October and beat Stuart Hall in an entertaining 12-round fight to win the vacant IBF bantamweight title, and was to defend for the first time against fringe contender Alberto Guevara at home in Indio, California, at the Fantasy Springs Casino Resort.
But the ankle injury was too much, and an MRI indicated a need for surgery. With that now scheduled, Caballero is hoping to return to the ring this year and make that first title defense. He was part of tonight’s live event, anyway, guesting on commentary tonight with Brian Custer and Paulie Malignaggi. There will be some question as to whether or not the IBF will strip him of the title, but the 24-year-old didn’t address any potential concerns about that.