Posted On:10/03/2006 7:48pm
Boxer goes naked to make weight for world title fight
Tue Oct 3, 9:30 AM ET
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Panamanian Celestino Caballero stripped naked on Tuesday to avoid missing out on a shot at the world title.
Caballero stunned reporters by removing his underwear at the weigh-in for his WBA super bantamweight fight with champion Somsak Sithchatchawal of Thailand.
The challenger's bold move paid off when he safely made the weight limit of 55.3-kg (122 pounds) for Wednesday's fight.
Thai media reports said last week that the 30-year-old Caballero was struggling to shed weight and had considered calling the fight off.
Was that REALLY necessary? Sorry I don't have pictures guys!
Posted On:10/03/2006 8:35pm
Can't they do that thing like Joe Riggs did and put a towel in front? Of course, that does take advance notice.
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Posted On:10/03/2006 8:37pm
Style: Kitty Pow Pow!!!
I don't see what the big deal is, fighters strip naked all the time for weigh ins.
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Posted On:10/03/2006 8:45pm
Style: Relson GJJ
Perhaps he had an erection. Maybe it fiddled with the scale.
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Posted On:10/03/2006 10:11pm
Style: karate / bjj
that's one way to look intimidating for the posed pictures.
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Posted On:10/03/2006 11:17pm
What is this "boxing" you speak of?
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Posted On:10/03/2006 11:23pm
Style: creonte on hiatus
Must be ancient greek boxing or something. :icon_thum
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Posted On:10/04/2006 3:59am
Style: Hiatus for Gen. Fitness
We used to do that in wrestling... but it was a bit more of an immediate concern since the weigh-ins were shortly before the event.
"Step onto the scale... hmm... go to the bathroom and come back."
"Drop your shorts."
Posted On:10/04/2006 11:39am
Kind of reminds me of a sitcom where a character was desperately trying to move down a weightclass to avoid a certain opponent who of course kept up with him in his weightlosing effort, removing a kidney at some point, and pulling a tooth out with a pinch because he was 2 grams over or something...
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