Randy Caballero v Lee Haskins: IBF bout set for Cotto-Canelo bill

Phil Jay 18/09/2015

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One of the co-features for the Miguel Cotto v Canelo Alvarez super-fight card has been confirmed as Randy Caballero defends his IBF bantamweight belt against Lee Haskins.

The contest will take place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 21 and see the full and interim champions fight it out to become the recognised title holder with the International Boxing Federation.

Undefeated Caballero, who boasts a record of 22-0, defends his red belt for the first time since dethroning Stuart Hall on points in Monaco last year and goes up against yet another Briton in Haskins.

The 24 year-old has eased to the top of the division with some eye-catching stoppages and will be a stern test for Bristol-born Haskins, who recently claimed the biggest victory of his career.

Haskins, 31, halted Ryosuke Iwasa on home soil back in June and can also claim a triumph over current WBA champion Jamie McDonnell when nicking a tight points win over eight rounds seven years ago.

McDonnell’s recent successes on Premier Boxing Champions in the USA continue to make that win look more impressive and will certainly lead to calls for a unification if Haskins can dethrone Caballero later this year.