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    Boxer goes naked to make weight for world title fight

    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.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061003/...N5bnN1YmNhdA--

    Was that REALLY necessary? Sorry I don't have pictures guys!

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    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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    I don't see what the big deal is, fighters strip naked all the time for weigh ins.
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    Perhaps he had an erection. Maybe it fiddled with the scale.

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    i keep tryin to spar, but nothin happens! supporting member

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    that's one way to look intimidating for the posed pictures.

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    Must be ancient greek boxing or something. :icon_thum
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    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."
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    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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