CABALLERO STOPS OHBA IN IBF 118LB ELIMINATOR


April 4, 2014

KOBE, JAPAN

Unbeaten bantamweight prospect, IBF#3 Randy Caballero (21-0, 13 KOs), 117.75, from Los Angeles, decked an important victory when he overwhelmed IBF#5 ranked Japanese speedster Kohei Ohba (35-3-1, 14 KOs), 117.75, and impressively halted the hometowner at 1:54 of the eighth session of an IBF eliminator to decide the mandatory challenger on Friday in Kobe, Japan. Cabellero quickly floored the Japanese footworker with a countering right in the end of the opening session, which changed Ohbafs original fight plan of hit-and-run tactics to recklessly mixing it up toe-to-toe from the second round onward. Ohba, ex-Japanese national titlist, fought hard, but Caballero, more powerful and skillful, solved his strategy and traded punches with the local prospect with better precision. The sixth saw Caballero battering the game but fading Japanese from all angles and accelerate his attack effectively. As Caballero dropped Ohba again in the fatal eighth, his corner wisely threw in the towel to save the loser from further punishment. The 23-year-old Caballero, six years his junior, proved much stronger and more talented than expected and people in Kobe now expect him to be a future world champ.

Promoter: Shinsei Promotions.

(4-4-2014)


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