Eliseo Castillo

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Eliseo Castillo
Real name Eliseo Castillo
Rated at Cruiserweight
Nationality Cuba Cuban
Born (1975-04-29) April 29, 1975 (age 40)
Havana, Cuba
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 24
Wins 20
Wins by KO 15
Losses 3
Draws 1
No contests 0

Eliseo Castillo (born April 29, 1975 in Havana, Cuba) is a professional boxer. He is the younger brother of Heavyweight boxer Elieser Castillo.

Amateur career[edit]

From the ages of 12 through 16, he trained to box through the Cuban state government's amateur boxing program. (This is the same program that produced such boxing legends as Teofilo Stevenson, Félix Savón, Joel Casamayor, and Juan Carlos Gomez.) Despite winning the vast majority of his approximately 90 amateur bouts in Cuba, the young fighter could not manage to capture an international title.

Defection from Cuba[edit]

At the age of 17, Eliseo Castillo escaped from Cuba on a raft with his brothers Elieser (a very well known fellow Heavyweight boxer) and Eliades and two other friends. The group spent five days at sea before they drifted ashore in Panama. Soon thereafter, they were returned to Guantanamo Bay. After 18 months of processing the group was allowed to emigrate to the United States. He then moved to Miami, Florida.

Professional career[edit]

At the age of 20, he began his professional career as a boxer. His first bout was against Anthony Mack (who was also making his professional debut that evening) on February 24, 1996. Castillo won the bout via first round knockout. He fought off-and-on into the new millennium, at one time even taking 3 years off from the sport.

Though his career has been spotty, he still managed to remain undefeated up until April 2005. The only blemish on his record up until that point was a draw to Terry Pitts (who later changed his name to Sajad Abdul Aziz) on November 13, 1998 at the famed Mahi Shrine Temple Auditorium in Miami. Aziz was able to score knockdowns in both the 4th and 5th rounds, but Castillo fought back and secured a majority draw. These fights were at cruiserweight.

His biggest victory came on July 3, 2004 against former Heavyweight champion Michael Moorer at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. He beat the former champion by a unanimous decision in their 10-round bout. This brought him some level of attention from the boxing press and garnered for him a fight with Wladimir Klitschko the following year.

At 2:51 in the fourth round, Klitschko was declared the victor after referee Daniel Van de Wiele stopped the fight.

Shortly after the fight with Klitschko, Castillo moved back down to the Cruiserweight division. He has won two straight since the Klitschko loss and was KOd by, the then undefeated, Johnathon Banks on July 26, 2006.

Professional boxing record[edit]

20 Wins (15 knockouts, 5 decisions), 3 Losses (3 knockouts, 0 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 16-0 Russia Denis Lebedev TKO 5 22/03/2009 Russia Balashikha, Russia Referee stopped the bout at 2:50 of the fifth round.
Loss 11-0 United States Johnathon Banks KO 4 26/07/2006 New York New York City, United States WBO NABO Cruiserweight Title. Castillo knocked out at 1:12 of the fourth round.
Win 11-4-3 United States Willie Herring UD 12 24/03/2006 Florida Miami, Florida, United States WBO NABO/WBC Latino Cruiserweight Titles. 119-109, 118-110, 115-113.
Win 9-2 United States Chris "Bam Bam" Lewallen TKO 1 25/02/2006 Oklahoma Oklahoma City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:16 of the first round.
Loss 43-3 Ukraine "Dr. Steel Hammer" Wladimir Klitschko TKO 4 23/04/2005 Germany Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Referee stopped the bout at 2:51 of the fourth round.
Win 46-3-1 United States Michael "Double M" Moorer UD 10 03/07/2004 Florida Miami, Florida, United States 99-91, 97-93, 97-93.
Win 8-5 United States Drexie James KO 1 01/05/2004 Florida Miami, Florida, United States James knocked out at 3:10 of the first round.
Win 10-8 United States Curtis Taylor KO 3 26/03/2004 Florida Miami, Florida, United States Taylor knocked out at 0:49 of the third round.
Win 15-20 Ivory Coast Onebo Maxime UD 4 16/01/2004 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States 40-36, 40-36, 40-36.
Win 6-27 United States Ronnie "The Bear" Smith UD 4 13/10/2002 Mississippi Choctaw, Mississippi, United States
Win 16-9-3 United States Bill "The Italian Hammer" Medei TKO 1 22/06/2002 United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands, United States
Win 6-2-3 Mexico Agustin Corpus TKO 5 07/08/1999 Florida Miami, Florida, United States
Draw 11-6-3 United States Sajad Abdul Aziz PTS 10 13/11/1998 Florida Miami, Florida, United States
Win 8-5-2 United States Tyrone Armstead TKO 5 07/06/1998 Florida Miami, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:54 of the fifth round.
Win 3-5 United States Ed Mosley TKO 4 02/05/1998 Florida Miami, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:30 of the fourth round.
Win 5-4 United States Jerry "Oil Can" Brown TKO 2 20/12/1997 Florida Miami, Florida, United States
Win 0-3 United States Oscar Silva KO 1 22/08/1997 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 5-7 United States Berry "Killa Bee" Butler UD 4 24/01/1997 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 1-21 Puerto Rico Jesus Carlos Velez TKO 3 03/01/1997 Florida Hialeah, Florida, United States
Win 0-1 United States George Holder TKO 2 27/09/1996 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win -- United States Alphonzo Davis TKO 3 10/08/1996 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 3-0 Brazil Aurelio Dos Santos KO 1 29/07/1996 Florida Hallandale, Florida, United States
Win 3-11-1 Puerto Rico Luis Yampier TKO 1 25/05/1996 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win -- United States Anthony Mack TKO 1 24/02/1996 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States

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