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Randy Caballero to defend world title against Alberto Guevara on February 27

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After piling up 12 wins in 12 fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., hometown hero Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) went on the road in search of a world championship. On October 25, it was mission accomplished for “El Matador” after he defeated England’s Stuart Hall in Monte Carlo.

On Friday, February 27, the conquering hero returns to Indio’s Fantasy Springs Resort Casino to defend his IBF bantamweight world title for the first time against Alberto “Metro” Guevara (18-2, 6 KOs) in a 12-round homecoming bout, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and televised by FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.

“This is a night I’ve dreamed about for a long time, and I always said that the only thing better than winning a world title at home would be defending it there,” said Caballero. “I’m going to be tough and impress my fans at Fantasy Springs.”

“Randy Caballero is a good, young champion and he’s fighting in his backyard, but I feel like this is my time,” said Guevara. “I like being the underdog, and that will make my victory sweeter on February 27.”

“The fans at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino have watched Randy Caballero grow up as a fighter, so after he won a world title, our first order of business was bringing his first title defense back here,” said Oscar De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions. “It’s going to be a great night and a celebration of an exciting young champion, but Alberto Guevara knows what it’s going to take to beat Caballero, and he’s going to give everything he has to take the title.”