Randy Caballero vs Lee Haskins on Cotto-Canelo undercard

29/10/2015 20:07

IBF bantamweight champion Randy Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) will defend his belt against Britain's Lee Haskins (32-3, 14 KOs) on November 21 on the Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez undercard at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

The American returns from an 11-month layoff, due to an ankle injury, to face Haskins, who claimed the interim IBF title when he stopped Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa in June.

Caballero won the vacant title against another Briton Stuart Hall on points last October.

"I am excited to be fighting in one of the biggest cards of the year," said Caballero. "I have been out of the ring for about a year and it has been hard watching all the great shows, but I am ready to come out strong and defend my title. I know Lee is a tough guy, there is a reason why he is my mandatory, but his style will make me shine on fight night.
"This training camp has been wonderful, my body feels different, and we have been training very hard to make sure I remain the champion. I feel there is more to accomplish, and this is my big opportunity to shine and stand out on November 21."

Haskins said: "All my life I have dreamed about boxing in Las Vegas, and now my dreams have come true. I have great respect for Randy Caballero, and I will be in the best shape of my life with all intentions of bringing the IBF bantamweight belt home. You best believe I am as fit as a butcher's dog. I am counting the days for when I arrive in USA. Let's get it on!"

Also on the card, Japan's Takashi Miura (29-2-2, 22 KOs) defends his WBC super featherweight title against Francisco Vargas (22-0-1, 16 KOs), of Mexico.