José Luis Castillo

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José Luis Castillo
Statistics
Real name José Luis Castillo
Nickname(s) El Temible
Rated at Lightweight
Junior Welterweight
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1973-12-14) December 14, 1973 (age 40)
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 76
Wins 64
Wins by KO 55
Losses 11
Draws 1
No contests 0

José Luis Castillo (born December 14, 1973, Empalme, Sonora) is a Mexican boxer. Nicknamed El Temible, Castillo is generally considered one of the best lightweights of his era. He is the former The Ring and two-time WBC Lightweight champion.

Castillo has defeated the likes of Stevie Johnston, Diego Corrales, Cesar Bazan, Joel Casamayor, Juan Lazcano and Julio Díaz. He is best known for his lightweight bout with Diego Corrales for which he received The Ring & BWAA's Fight of the Year awards, and his two unsuccessful bouts with Floyd Mayweather Jr..

Professional career[edit]

Lightweight[edit]

Castillo vs. Johnston I & II[edit]

In 2000, having two straight wins over Jorge Paez and Steve Quinonez, Castillo challenged WBC lightweight titleholder and Ring No. 1 ranked Lightweight Stevie Johnston. Heavily favored as underdog, Castillo was slated to lose. Instead, Castillo scored the Ring Magazine Upset of the Year, defeating Johnston by a majority decision, in what was a very close fight. Three months later, they fought to a draw, memorable because miscalculation adding the scores led to an original announcement of Johnston regaining his title, which Castillo learned about when Johnston showed up in his dressing room to return the strap.[1]

After fighting Johnston, Castillo defended his title against Ring Top 10 Lightweight, César Bazán. Castillo defeated Bazan by 6th round TKO, dropping Bazan in the 5th and 6th rounds.

Castillo vs. Mayweather I[edit]

In their first bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Castillo started the bout slow, with Mayweather capitalizing on it and winning most of the early rounds. Castillo had success in the middle rounds, when he cut off the ring and used his strength to try wear down Mayweather. Although Castillo threw many more punches than Mayweather, Mayweather was the more accurate of the two, keeping Castillo at a distance. Castillo was also penalized one point for hitting of the break. Compubox statistics indicated that Castillo landed more overall punches and significantly more power shots over the course of the fight. Referees Jerry Roth and John Keane scored it 115-111, and judge Anek Hongtongkam scored it 116-111, a decision that was loudly booed by the crowd. The Associated Press had Mayweather winning, 115-111.[2] Also, The New York Daily News scorecard had Mayweather winning, 116-112.[3] HBO's Harold Lederman had Castillo winning 115-111.

Castillo vs. Mayweather II[edit]

After Mayweather's successful shoulder surgery, Castillo re-matched with Mayweather. Mayweather used his quick footwork, combinations and his jab specialty to coast to another unanimous decision victory, this time with all analysts in agreement, including Harold Lederman. The smaller Mayweather was again outweighed by Castillo on the night of the fight, as Castillo weighed 147 and Mayweather weighed 138.[4]

Castillo vs. Lazcano[edit]

On June 5, 2004, Castillo regained the Lightweight title and won the vacant Ring Lightweight title by defeating Ring No. 1 ranked Lightweight, Juan Lazcano. Castillo won the fight by unanimous decision, by the scores of 117-111, 116-112, and 115-113.

Castillo vs. Casamayor[edit]

In Castillo's first title defense, he fought former Super Featherweight and future Lightweight champion, Joel Casamayor. In what was a very close fight, Castillo was awarded the close and controversial split decision. The scores were 116-112 and 117-111 for Castillo, and 115-113 for Casamayor. Castillo's next fight was a title defense against Ring Top 10 Lightweight, Julio Diaz, which Castillo won by TKO in the 10th round.

Castillo vs. Corrales I[edit]

On May 7, 2005, Castillo fought WBO Lightweight champion and Ring No. 1 ranked Lightweight, Diego Corrales. Corrales defeated José Luis Castillo for the WBC lightweight title via TKO in the tenth round. The fight is almost universally regarded as the best fight of 2005.[5][6][7] Both men stood in front of each other, battering each other with hard combinations and power punches throughout the entire fight. Finally, in the tenth round, Castillo knocked Corrales down. Seconds later, Castillo knocked Corrales down again. Once on the ground, Corrales managed to beat the count, and, after a point was taken away for excessive spitting out of the mouthpiece, Corrales connected with a punch that Castillo later called "a perfect right hand."[8] Corrales then trapped Castillo against the ropes and landed numerous punches, causing the referee, Tony Weeks, to stop the fight.

Castillo vs. Corrales II[edit]

A rematch between Corrales and Castillo occurred on October 8, 2005. On the day before the fight, Castillo weighed-in 3½ lb over the 135 lb (61 kg) lightweight limit. Since Castillo did not make the weight, the fight became a non-title bout. The two fighters continued with the same fighting style that they had used in the first fight, trading inside punches throughout the first three rounds. Early in the fourth round, Castillo knocked down Corrales with a left hook to his chin. Corrales wobbled to his feet at the referee's count of ten, causing the fight to end.

Corrales vs. Castillo III, dubbed "The War to Settle the Score," had been scheduled for February 4, 2006, but it was postponed because of a rib injury that Corrales suffered while training. The fight was rescheduled for June 3, 2006. At the weigh-in, however, Corrales weighed the 135 lb (61 kg) lightweight limit whereas Castillo weighed 139½ lb—causing the fight to be cancelled. Corrales later sued Castillo for punitive damages.

Light welterweight[edit]

On January 20, 2007, Castillo won a narrow split decision over Herman Ngoudjo. On June 23, he fought Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas. Castillo was KO'd 2 minutes and 16 seconds into the fourth round by a crunching left hook to the ribs, one of the few times a top ranked boxer of Castillo's caliber has been KO'ed by a bodyshot and reminiscent of the bout between Roy Jones Jr. and Virgil Hill. Prior to the knockout Castillo had been deducted a point for low blows to his opponent.

Castillo was scheduled to fight Timothy Bradley in 2008 for the right to be number 1 contender to the WBC Super lightweight title, but during the weigh-in on March 8, 2008, Castillo weighed 147½ pounds (7 pounds over the super-lightweight limit). Bradley instead faced and defeated Junior Witter for the title.

Welterweight[edit]

On the Pacquiao vs Clottey undercard on March 14, 2010, Alfonso Gomez and Castillo clashed for Gomez' WBC Continental Americas welterweight title. Ringside reporters have said that the fight was to see if Castillo had it anymore, and for this type of fight such a minor title is nearly an insult. Castillo lost in round 5 by TKO (not answering to the bell). After the bout Castillo announced his retirement, stating, "I just found out tonight I don't have it anymore, I want to apologize to the public and I am definitely announcing my retirement."[9]

After announcing his retirement in March 2010, Castillo returned to action in a fight against Roberto Valenzuela on June 18, 2010 and won the bout by unanimous decision. The match was held at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico[10]

Professional boxing record[edit]

64 Wins (55 knockouts), 11 Losses, 1 Draw[11]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 64-12-1 United States Antwone Smith UD 10(10) 2013-02-01 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 64-11-1 Mexico Iván Popoca TKO 8(10) 2012-07-13 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 63–11-1 Mexico Sammy Ventura TKO 2 (10) 2011-11-26 Mexico Campo Futbol Colosio, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Lose 62–11-1 Mexico Jorge Paez Jr UD 12 (12) 2011-03-25 Mexico Parque Vicente Guerrero, Mexicali, Baja California
Win 62–10-1 Mexico Daniel Eduardo Yocupicio TKO ? (10) 2010-08-07 Mexico Estadio Hector Espino, Hermosillo, Sonora
Lose 61–10-1 Mexico Alfonso Gomez RTD 6 (12) 2010-03-13 United States Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas For WBC Continental Americas welterweight title.
Win 61–9-1 Mexico Carlos Urias TKO 2 (8) 2009-09-12 Mexico El Palenque de la Feria, Tepic, Nayarit
Win 60–9-1 Mexico Christian Solano TKO 3 (10) 2009-08-22 Mexico Auditorio Unidad Deportiva, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
Win 59–9-1 Mexico Roberto Valenzuela KO 6 (10) 2009-07-25 MexicoPalenque del Recinto Ferial, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit
Win 58–9-1 United States James Wayka TKO 2 (10) 2009-01-17 MexicoPalenque del FEX, Mexicali, Baja California
Lose 57–9-1 Argentina Sebastian Andres Lujan UD 10 2008-07-30 United States Sycuan Resort & Casino, El Cajon, California
Win 57–8-1 Mexico Adan Casillas TKO 6 (10) 2007-10-27 Mexico Palenque del FEX, Mexicali, Baja California
Lose 56–8-1 England Ricky Hatton KO 4 (12) 2007-06-23 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada For The Ring light welterweight title.
Win 56–7-1 Canada Herman Ngoudjo SD 12 2007-01-20 United States Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada Won NABF light welterweight title
Win 55–7-1 United States Rolando Reyes UD 12 2006-02-04 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas
Win 54–7-1 United States Diego Corrales KO 4 (12) 2005-10-08 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Lose 53-7–1 United States Diego Corrales TKO 10 (12) 2005-05-07 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost WBC & The Ring lightweight titles.
For WBO lightweight title.
Win 53-6–1 Mexico Julio Diaz TKO 10 (12) 2005-03-05 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC & The Ring lightweight titles.
Win 52-6–1 Cuba Joel Casamayor SD 12 2004-12-04 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC & The Ring lightweight titles.
Win 50-6–1 Mexico Juan Lazcano UD 12 2004-06-05 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Won vacant WBC & The Ring lightweight titles.
Win 49-6–1 Mexico Gustavo Corral KO 5 (10) 2003-06-14 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Lose 48-6–1 United States Floyd Mayweather Jr UD 12 2002-12-07 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada For WBC & The Ring lightweight titles.
Win 48-5–1 United States Verdell Smith KO 3 (10) 2002-08-03 Mexico Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Sonora
Lose 47-5–1 United States Floyd Mayweather Jr UD 12 2002-04-20 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost WBC lightweight title.
For vacant The Ring lightweight title.
Win 47-4–1 Mexico Juan Angel Macias TKO 8 (10) 2002-01-25 United States AVI Resort & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
Win 46-4–1 United States Fred Ladd TKO 4 (10) 2001-08-24 Mexico Mexicali, Baja California
Win 45-4–1 South Korea Sung-Ho Yuh KO 1 (12) 2001-06-16 MexicoCentro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Sonora Retained WBC lightweight title.
Win 44-4–1 Mexico Cesar Bazan TKO 6 (12) 2001-01-20 United StatesMGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC lightweight title.
Draw 43-4–1 United States Stevie Johnston PTS 12 2000-09-15 United StatesPepsi Center, Denver, Colorado Retained WBC lightweight title.
Win 43-4–0 United States Stevie Johnston MD 12 2000-06-17 United StatesMGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Won WBC lightweight title.
Win 42-4–0 Mexico Steve Quinonez UD 10 2000-04-08 United States Blancas Bazaar, Imperial Beach, California
Win 41-4–0 Mexico Jorge Páez KO 5 (12) 1999-10-16 Mexico Plaza Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California
Win 40-4–0 Mexico Sandro Marcos KO 8 (12) 1999-08-14 MexicoGuaymas, Sonora, Mexico Won Mexican super featherweight title.
Win 39-4–0 Dominican Republic Cristino Mota KO 4 (?) 1999-07-10 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 38-4–0 Mexico Pablo Valenzuela KO 4 (?) 1999-06-04 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 37-4–0 Mexico Julian Romero UD 6 1999-04-01 United StatesDon Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas
Win 36-4–0 Mexico Eduardo Montes KO 3 (?) 1999-02-19 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Lose 35-4–0 United States Julio Alvarez TKO 10 (12) 1998-10-03 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal Lost Mexican super featherweight title.
Win 35-3–0 Mexico Julio Sanchez Leon TKO 8 (12) 1998-04-17 MexicoMexicali, Baja California Retained Mexican super featherweight title.
Win 34-3–0 MexicoHector Javier Marquez TKO 10(12) 1997-09-12 Mexico Guaymas, Sonora Retained Mexican super featherweight title.
Win 33-3–0 Mexico Rafael Olvera KO 7 (12) 1997-07-04 MexicoGimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Won Mexican super featherweight title.
Win 32-3–0 Dominican Republic Javier Renteria KO 1 (?) 1997-03-08 MexicoStadio El Ferrocarel, Mexicali, Baja California
Win 31-3–0 Mexico Jesus Castaneda KO 2 (?) 1997-01-01 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 30-3–0 Mexico Jaime Fernandez KO 1 (?) 1996-12-13 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 29-3–0 Mexico Roberto Valenzuela KO 6 (6) 1996-10-12 United StatesHonda Center, Anaheim, California
Win 28-3–0 Mexico Jose Luis Montes KO 7 (?) 1996-09-20 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 27-3–0 Mexico Jesus Arce KO 1 (12) 1996-08-15 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Lose 26-3–0 Mexico Javier Jauregui TKO 10 (12) 1996-05-09 MexicoGuadalajara, Jalisco
Win 26-2–0 Mexico Carlos Madrid KO 2 (?) 1996-03-15 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 25-2–0 Mexico Cornelio Lopez KO 4 (?) 1995-12-08 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 24-2–0 Mexico Alfredo Curiel KO 4 (?) 1995-09-29 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 23-2–0 Mexico Ramon Soto KO 3 (?) 1995-04-07 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Lose 22-2–0 Mexico Javier Jauregui TKO 10 (12) 1996-05-09 MexicoGuadalajara, Jalisco
Win 21-1–0 Mexico Alfredo Curiel TKO 6 (?) 1994-08-26 MexicoEmpalme, Sonora
Win 20-1–0 MexicoFrancisco Valdez KO 1 (?) 1994-03-18 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Lose 19-1–0 Mexico Cesar Soto TKO 2 (12) 1993-07-09 Mexico Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Win 18-0–0 Dominican Republic Lucilo Nolasco KO 2 (?) 1993-04-30 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 17-0–0 Mexico Juan Carlos Salazar KO 1 (?) 1993-03-05 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 16-0–0 Mexico Ascencion Lugo KO 2 (?) 1992-12-11 MexicoHermosillo, Sonora
Win 15-0–0 Mexico Francisco Valdez TD 6 (?) 1992-10-02 MexicoTijuana, Baja California
Win 14-0–0 Mexico Jorge Castro KO 2 (?) 1992-09-04 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 13-0–0 United States Rigoberto Felix KO 3 (?) 1992-08-07 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 12-0–0 MexicoRamon Acuna KO 2 (?) 1992-06-20 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 11-0–0 Mexico Ramon Arreola KO 3 (?) 1992-05-29 MexicoTijuana, Baja California
Win 10-0–0 MexicoCesar Huizar KO 1 (?) 1992-03-30 MexicoTijuana, Baja California
Win 9-0–0 United States Ramiro Dunton KO 5 (?) 1991-11-22 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 8-0–0 MexicoJose Manjarrez KO 7 (?) 1991-09-06 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 7-0–0 Mexico Miguel Angel Ramirez KO 4 (?) 1991-08-19 MexicoTijuana, Baja California
Win 6-0–0 MexicoVictor Mendoza KO 4 (?) 1991-04-08 MexicoTijuana, Baja California
Win 5-0–0 MexicoRaul Contreras KO 3 (?) 1991-03-21 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 4-0–0 MexicoJesus Escobar KO 1 (?) 1990-12-21 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 3-0–0 Mexico Jose Alvarez KO 2 (?) 1990-10-01 MexicoTijuana, Baja California
Win 2-0–0 United States Manolo Ramirez KO 2 (?) 1990-06-23 MexicoMexicali, Baja California
Win 1-0–0 MexicoRicardo Contreras KO 2(4) 1990-05-04 MexicoMexicali, Baja California Castillo's professional debut at 16 years old.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christ, Scott. "Another return for Jose Luis Castillo." July 28, 2008. Badlefthook. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  2. ^ http://peninsulaclarion.com/stories/042102/spo_042102spo0130001.shtml
  3. ^ Smith, Tim (2002-04-21). "It's Unanimous: Mayweather Wins". Daily News (New York). 
  4. ^ "Mayweather outpoints Castillo to keep title belt". CNN. Retrieved May 31, 2010. 
  5. ^ Eisele, Andrew. "Ring Magazine Fight of the Year." About.com. Retrieved 23 July 2006.
  6. ^ Gregg, John. HIS main goal was to beat castillo."2005 Boxing Year in Review." 3 January 2006. The Boxing Times.'.' Retrieved 23 July 2006.
  7. ^ "Corrales vs. Castillo I- Fight of the Year 2005." 5 January 2006. TigerBoxing.com.'.' Retrieved 23 July 2006.
  8. ^ Castillo, José Luis. "Showtime Conference Call Quotes: Corrales, Castillo & Their Teams." 5 December 2005. East Side Boxing. His main goal was to beat Castillo. Retrieved 23 July 2006.
  9. ^ "José Luis Castillo retires: "I don't have it anymore"". boxingscene.com. 2010-03-14. 
  10. ^ Nathanielsz, Ronnie (August 6, 2010). "Jose Luis Castillo Continues The Comeback Trail". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  11. ^ Professional Boxing Record - Boxrec

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Preceded by
Stevie Johnston
WBC Lightweight Champion
June 17, 2000 – April 20, 2002
Succeeded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Preceded by
Vacated by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
WBC Lightweight champion
The Ring Lightweight Champion

June 5, 2004 – May 7, 2005
Succeeded by
Diego Corrales