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Craig Weber To Fight For IBA Title

December 20, 2005 - By Jim Amato: "Raging" Craig Weber of Perrysville, Ohio will meet old foe Rogelio Castaneda Jr. for the IBA junior welterweight title. The bout is scheduled to take place April 21, 2006 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. This will be the third time that the two boxers have crossed gloves. Castaneda won their first fight..

Their second fight which was for the vacant IBA 140 pound title ended in a controversial draw. Weber's record stands at 21-1-2 and it includes victories over former champion Frankie Randall and top contender Angel Manfredy.

After his disputed draw with Weber, Castaneda won the IBA junior welterweight title by defeating Tomas Barrientes. He has defended it successfully against Ernesto Zepeda. Rogelio has a repectable 21-10-3 ledger.

Weber will reportedly collect $15,000 for this engagement. With this fight Craig will get an opportunity to avenge his only career loss and to also win a piece of a world title. A win over Castaneda could put him closer to a fight with one of the division's more respected champions like Ricky Hatton or Miguel Cotto.

Article posted on 20.12.2005



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