Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Article By MarQ Piocos – News Editor
It is rare for a fighter’s camp to turn down a fight, especially for such a small 105 pound division.Angelica Chavez’s camp, however, has done this on numerous occasions, and this time, she had plenty of time to back out.
Rosary Califano (pictured left) was set to face Chavez in her mma debut at the Duke City MMA in Albquerque, NM this week. She had been training since late September for the meeting, signing the contract around that time. The fight was delayed from Nov. 7 to Nov. 25, but to Califono’s understanding, the fight was still going to happen. The match was heavily promoted between the two women, and Califano was excited to be making her pro debut. During a layover in Phoenix heading to the fight, her manager, Yo Armendariz, got a text that the fight was off.
“The reason that was given to us was that she was over qualified and the Chavez family refused to fight her,” Armendariz stated. “I called the promoter and I go, ‘What does that mean? Refuse to fight her? They both have a signed contract. Are they both gonna stand on the scale, then Angela Chavez is going to go ‘I’m not going to fight you?’’ I kept asking the promoter, ‘Are they going to give Rosary another opponent?’ and he just didn’t respond at all.”
Check out the video player below to hear interview from Rosary and her manager…..
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