Randy Caballero couldn’t help but smile and sigh in relief inside the ring Thursday evening. It had been 13 months since the Coachella boxer had last fought, and he still hadn’t quite shaken the rust.

Former IBF Bantamweight Champion of the World Randy Caballero is elated after finishing his fight against Jesus Ruiz of Nogales, Arizona during their NABF Super Bantamweight title fight at Fantasy Springs Casino and Resort on March 23, 2017. Caballero won the fight in a ten round unanimous decision.

Though he landed a number of clean, crisp punches and avoided most of what Jesus Ruiz threw his way, it was evident Caballero’s legs were shot after the early rounds, and hadn’t yet built back the stamina that once made him a world champion.

But after 10 rounds inside the special events center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Caballero is still unbeaten, and exited the ring with the North American Boxing Federation super bantamweight title belt, and the home crowd in Indio chanting his name.