By Gabriel F. Cordero
A source has informed Fightnews.com that Jamaican Nicholas Walters (21-0, 17 KOs) could face Colombian Daulis Prescott (26-1, 19 KOs) for the vacant WBA featherweight title after the Panamanian Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero relinquished the title due to a controversial situation involving his mandatory defense. Walters is currently rated #1 and Prescott is #5. A mandatory fight between Walters and Caballero was slated for December 1 in Kingston, Jamaica after Canelo Promotions won a purse bid.
The WBA executive vice president Gilberto J. Mendoza said, “Let’s respect Caballero’s decision and the doors of the WBA will always be open for Caballero.” One source indicated that WBA might be making a public statement on the Caballero resignation. Today there are plans for a video conference in which Caballero will further explain his decision to the WBA, so the Caballero-WBA story may not be over yet.