José Luis Castillo

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José Luis Castillo
Statistics
Nickname(s) El Temible ("The Fearsome")
Rated at
Height 5 ft 7 12 in (171 cm)
Reach 69 in (175 cm)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1973-12-14) December 14, 1973 (age 43)
Empalme, Sonora, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 80
Wins 66
Wins by KO 57
Losses 13
Draws 1

José Luis Castillo (born December 14, 1973) is a Mexican professional boxer. Generally considered one of the best lightweights of his era, he is a two-time former world champion at that weight, having held the WBC title twice, from 2000 to 2002 and 2004 to 2005; and the Ring magazine and lineal titles from 2004 to 2005. Castillo is best known for his 2005 fight against Diego Corrales, for which he received Fight of the Year awards by both The Ring and the Boxing Writers Association of America, as well as his first fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., which ended with controversial scorecards.

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 his first bout with undefeated American junior lightweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., Castillo started slow but gradually lured the flashy boxer into a toe to toe battle. Castillo had great success in the middle rounds, when he cut off the ring and used his strength to try wear down Mayweather. As the fight progressed, Castillo's power and pressure seemed to turn the fight in his favor, having tremendous success with body punching while Mayweather became more stationary, allowing the stronger Castillo to do significant work. Castillo closed the fight strong, outlanding Mayweather 35-20 in the 11th round and totally dominated the 12th. Punch stats showed Castillo with lopsided totals in every category; punches landed, thrown & power punches landed & thrown and overall connect percentages. Despite the clear advantages numerically, judges Jerry Roth and John Keane scored it 115-111, and judge Anek Hongtongkam scored it 116-111, all for Mayweather, a decision that was loudly booed by the crowd. The HBO announce team loudly voiced its disapproval of the verdict, with unofficial scorer Harold Lederman having Castillo winning 115-111. To this day, critics of Mayweather point to this fight as the fight he unofficially lost, with most observers seeing it as a clean win for Castillo with scores ranging from 115-111 to 117-109. The fight was controversial enough to the Mayweather team that a rematch was signed.

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.[2]

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.[3][4][5] 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."[6] 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."[7]

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[8]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
80 fights 66 wins 13 losses
By knockout 57 8
By decision 9 5
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
80 Loss 66–13–1 Russia Ruslan Provodnikov TKO 5 (12), 2:09 Nov 28, 2014 Russia Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia
79 Win 66–12–1 Mexico José Luis Payan TKO 5, 1:13 May 30, 2014 Mexico Gimnasio Carlos Hernández Carrera, Nogales, Mexico
78 Win 65–12–1 Mexico Felix Bojorquez TKO 5 (10), 0:53 Mar 21, 2014 Mexico Gimnasio del Estado, Hermosillo, Mexico
77 Loss 64–12–1 United States Antwone Smith UD 10 Feb 1, 2013 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
76 Win 64–11–1 Mexico Iván Popoca RTD 8 (10), 3:00 Jul 13, 2012 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
75 Win 63–11–1 Mexico Sammy Ventura TKO 2 (10), 2:52 Nov 26, 2011 Mexico Campo Futbol Colosio, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
74 Loss 62–11–1 Mexico Jorge Páez Jr. UD 12 Mar 25, 2011 Mexico Gimnasio de Mexicali, Mexicali, Mexico For vacant WBC FECARBOX welterweight title
73 Win 62–10–1 Mexico Daniel Eduardo Yocupicio TKO 2 (10), 1:28 Aug 7, 2010 Mexico Estadio De Béisbol Héctor Espino, Hermosillo, Mexico
72 Win 61–10–1 Mexico Roberto Valenzuela UD 8 Jun 18, 2010 Mexico Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico
71 Loss 60–10–1 Mexico Alfonso Gómez RTD 6 (12), 0:10 Mar 13, 2010 United States Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, U.S. For WBC Continental Americas welterweight title
70 Win 60–9–1 Mexico Carlos Urías TKO 2 (8), 2:59 Sep 12, 2009 Mexico Palenque de Feria, Tepic, Mexico
69 Win 59–9–1 Mexico Christian Solano TKO 3 (10), 1:51 Aug 22, 2009 Mexico Auditorio Unidad Deportiva, Los Cabos, Mexico
68 Win 58–9–1 Mexico Roberto Valenzuela KO 6 (10), 1:40 Jul 25, 2009 Mexico Palenque del Recinto Ferial, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
67 Win 57–9–1 United States James Wayka TKO 2 (10), 1:13 Jan 17, 2009 Mexico Centro de Espectáculos Promocasa, Mexicali, Mexico
66 Loss 56–9–1 Argentina Sebastián Luján UD 10 Jul 30, 2008 United States Sycuan Resort & Casino, El Cajon, California, U.S.
65 Win 56–8–1 Mexico Adan Casillas TKO 6 (10), 2:38 Oct 27, 2007 Mexico Centro de Espectáculos Promocasa, Mexicali, Mexico
64 Loss 55–8–1 United Kingdom Ricky Hatton KO 4 (12), 2:16 Jun 23, 2007 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For IBO, The Ring, lineal, and vacant WBC International light welterweight titles
63 Win 55–7–1 Canada Herman Ngoudjo SD 12 Jan 20, 2007 United States Paris Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won NABF light welterweight title
62 Win 54–7–1 United States Rolando Reyes UD 12 Feb 4, 2006 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S.
61 Win 53–7–1 United States Diego Corrales KO 4 (12), 0:47 Oct 8, 2005 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
60 Loss 52–7–1 United States Diego Corrales TKO 10 (12), 2:06 May 7, 2005 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Lost WBC, The Ring, and lineal lightweight titles;
For WBO lightweight title
59 Win 52–6–1 Mexico Julio Díaz TKO 10 (12), 2:23 Mar 5, 2005 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal lightweight titles
58 Win 51–6–1 Cuba Joel Casamayor SD 12 Dec 4, 2004 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal lightweight titles
57 Win 50–6–1 Mexico Juan Lazcano UD 12 Jun 5, 2004 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant WBC, The Ring, and lineal lightweight titles
56 Win 49–6–1 United States Derrick Parks TKO 2 (10), 2:37 Feb 13, 2004 United States Edgewater Hotel and Casino, Laughlin, Nevada, U.S.
55 Win 48–6–1 Mexico Saul Duran TKO 8 (10), 1:47 Oct 10, 2003 United States Jacob Brown Auditorium, Brownsville, Texas, U.S.
54 Win 47–6–1 Mexico Gustavo Corral KO 5 (10), 0:33 Jun 14, 2003 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
53 Loss 46–6–1 United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. UD 12 Dec 7, 2002 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For WBC, The Ring, and lineal lightweight titles
52 Win 46–5–1 United States Verdell Smith KO 3 (10) Aug 3, 2002 Mexico Centro de Usos Múltiples, Hermosillo, Mexico
51 Loss 45–5–1 United States Floyd Mayweather Jr. UD 12 Apr 20, 2002 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Lost WBC lightweight title;
For vacant The Ring and lineal lightweight titles
50 Win 45–4–1 Mexico Juan Angel Macias TKO 8 (10), 1:04 Jan 25, 2002 United States Avi Resort & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada, U.S.
49 Win 44–4–1 United States Fred Ladd TKO 4 (10) Aug 24, 2001 Mexico Mexicali, Mexico
48 Win 43–4–1 South Korea Seung-Ho Yuh KO 1 (12), 1:53 Jun 16, 2001 Mexico Centro de Usos Múltiples, Hermosillo, Mexico Retained WBC lightweight title
47 Win 42–4–1 Mexico César Bazán TKO 6 (12), 2:54 Jan 20, 2001 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC lightweight title
46 Draw 41–4–1 United States Stevie Johnston MD 12 Sep 15, 2000 United States Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, U.S. Retained WBC lightweight title
45 Win 41–4 United States Stevie Johnston MD 12 Jun 17, 2000 United States The Bicycle Casino, Bell Gardens, California, U.S. Won WBC lightweight title
44 Win 40–4 Mexico Steve Quinonez UD 10 Apr 8, 2000 United States Blancas Bazaar, Imperial Beach, California, U.S.
43 Win 39–4 Mexico Jorge Páez TKO 5 (12), 1:04 Oct 16, 1999 Mexico Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Mexico Won vacant IBA super featherweight title
42 Win 38–4 Mexico Sandro Marcos KO 8 (12) Aug 14, 1999 Mexico Guaymas, Mexico Won vacant Mexico super featherweight title
41 Win 37–4 Dominican Republic Cristino Mota RTD 3 (10) Jul 10, 1999 Mexico Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Mexico
40 Win 36–4 Mexico Pablo Valenzuela KO 4 (10) Jun 4, 1999 Mexico Palenque del Parque Vicente Guerrero, Mexicali, Mexico
39 Win 35–4 Mexico Julian Romero UD 6 Apr 1, 1999 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S.
38 Win 34–4 Mexico Eduardo Montes KO 3 (12) Feb 19, 1999 Mexico Palenque del Parque Vicente Guerrero, Mexicali, Mexico
37 Loss 33–4 United States Julio Alvarez TKO 10 (12) Oct 3, 1998 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico For vacant Mexico super featherweight title
36 Win 33–3 Mexico Julio Sanchez Leon TKO 8 (12) Apr 17, 1998 Mexico Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Mexico Retained Mexico featherweight title
35 Win 32–3 Mexico Hector Javier Marquez TKO 10 (12) Sep 12, 1997 Mexico Guaymas, Mexico Retained Mexico featherweight title
34 Win 31–3 Mexico Rafael Olvera KO 7 (12) Jul 4, 1997 Mexico Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Won Mexico featherweight title
33 Win 30–3 Dominican Republic Javier Renteria KO 1 (10) Mar 8, 1997 Mexico Estadio Arquitecto Ricardo Etcheverry, Mexicali, Mexico
32 Win 29–3 Mexico Jesus Castaneda KO 2 (12) Jan 1, 1997 Mexico Salón Casa Blanca, Mexicali, Mexico Retained Mexican Pacific Coast super featherweight title
31 Win 28–3 Mexico Jaime Fernandez KO 1 (12) Dec 13, 1996 Mexico Palenque del Parque Vicente Guerrero, Mexicali, Mexico Retained Mexican Pacific Coast super featherweight title
30 Win 27–3 Mexico Roberto Valenzuela KO 6 (6) Oct 12, 1996 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
29 Win 26–3 Mexico Jose Luis Montes KO 7 (12) Sep 20, 1996 Mexico Centro de Espectáculos Rancho Grande, Mexicali, Mexico Retained Mexican Pacific Coast super featherweight title
28 Win 25–3 Mexico Jesus Arce KO 1 (12) Aug 15, 1996 Mexico Centro de Espectáculos Rancho Grande, Mexicali, Mexico Won vacant Mexican Pacific Coast super featherweight title
27 Loss 24–3 Mexico Javier Jauregui TKO 10 (12) May 9, 1996 Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico For Mexico featherweight title
26 Win 24–2 Mexico Carlos Madrid KO 2 (10) Mar 15, 1996 Mexico Palenque del Parque Vicente Guerrero, Mexicali, Mexico
25 Win 23–2 Mexico Cornelio Lopez KO 4 (10) Dec 8, 1995 Mexico Estadio Estrellas Empalmenses, Empalme, Mexico
24 Win 22–2 Mexico Alfredo Curiel TKO 4 (10) Sep 29, 1995 Mexico Centro de Espectáculos Aragon's, Mexicali, Mexico
23 Win 21–2 Mexico Ramon Soto KO 3 (10) Apr 7, 1995 Mexico Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Mexico
22 Loss 20–2 Mexico Javier Jauregui TKO 10 (12) May 9, 1996 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico For vacant Mexico featherweight title
21 Win 20–1 Mexico Alfredo Curiel TKO 6 Aug 26, 1994 Mexico Empalme, Mexico
20 Win 19–1 Mexico Francisco Valdez KO 1 (10) Mar 18, 1994 Mexico Palenque del Parque Vicente Guerrero, Mexicali, Mexico
19 Loss 18–1 Mexico César Soto TKO 2 (12) Jul 9, 1993 Mexico Ciudad Juárez, Mexico For vacant Mexico featherweight title
18 Win 18–0 Dominican Republic Lucilo Nolasco TKO 2 (10) Apr 30, 1993 Mexico Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Mexico
17 Win 17–0 Mexico Juan Carlos Salazar TKO 1 (10) Mar 5, 1993 Mexico Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Mexico
16 Win 16–0 Mexico Ascencion Lugo TKO 3 (10) Dec 11, 1992 Mexico Centro de Usos Múltiples, Hermosillo, Mexico
15 Win 15–0 Mexico Francisco Valdez TD 6 (12) Oct 2, 1992 Mexico Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Mexico TD after Valdez sustained a cut
14 Win 14–0 Mexico Jorge Castro KO 2 (10) Sep 4, 1992 Mexico Plaza La Cachanilla, Mexicali, Mexico
13 Win 13–0 United States Rigoberto Felix KO 3 (10) Aug 7, 1992 Mexico Plaza La Cachanilla, Mexicali, Mexico
12 Win 12–0 Mexico Ramon Acuna KO 2 Jun 20, 1992 Mexico Empalme, Mexico
11 Win 11–0 Mexico Ramon Arreola KO 3 (10) May 29, 1992 Mexico Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Mexico
10 Win 10–0 Mexico Cesar Huizar KO 1 Mar 30, 1992 Mexico Tijuana, Mexico
9 Win 9–0 United States Ramiro Dunton KO 5 Nov 22, 1991 Mexico Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Mexico
8 Win 8–0 Mexico Jose Manjarrez TKO 7 Sep 6, 1991 Mexico Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Mexico
7 Win 7–0 Mexico Miguel Angel Ramirez KO 4 Aug 19, 1991 Mexico Tijuana, Mexico
6 Win 6–0 Mexico Victor Mendoza KO 4 Apr 8, 1991 Mexico Tijuana, Mexico
5 Win 5–0 Mexico Raul Contreras TKO 4 Mar 21, 1991 Mexico Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Mexico
4 Win 4–0 Mexico Jesus Escobar KO 1 (6) Dec 21, 1990 Mexico Gimnasio de la UABC, Mexicali, Mexico
3 Win 3–0 Mexico Jose Alvarez KO 2 Oct 1, 1990 Mexico Tijuana, Mexico
2 Win 2–0 United States Manolo Ramirez KO 2 Jun 23, 1990 Mexico Empalme, Mexico
1 Win 1–0 Mexico Ricardo Contreras KO 2 (4) May 4, 1990 Mexico Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Mexico Professional debut

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christ, Scott. "Another return for Jose Luis Castillo." July 28, 2008. Badlefthook. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  2. ^ "Mayweather outpoints Castillo to keep title belt". CNN. Retrieved May 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ Eisele, Andrew. "Ring Magazine Fight of the Year." About.com. Retrieved 23 July 2006.
  4. ^ Gregg, John. HIS main goal was to beat castillo."2005 Boxing Year in Review." 3 January 2006. The Boxing Times.'.' Retrieved 23 July 2006.
  5. ^ "Corrales vs. Castillo I- Fight of the Year 2005." 5 January 2006. TigerBoxing.com.'.' Retrieved 23 July 2006.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "José Luis Castillo retires: "I don't have it anymore"". boxingscene.com. 2010-03-14. 
  8. ^ Nathanielsz, Ronnie (August 6, 2010). "Jose Luis Castillo Continues The Comeback Trail". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
New title Mexican Pacific Coast super featherweight champion
August 16, 1996 – March 1997
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Fernando Omar Lizarraga
Preceded by
Rafael Olvera
Mexico featherweight champion
July 4, 1997 – February 1998
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Julio Sanchez Leon
Preceded by
Julio Sanchez Leon
Mexico featherweight champion
April 17, 1998 – October 1998
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Hector Javier Marquez
Vacant
Title last held by
Julio Alvarez
Mexico super featherweight champion
August 14, 1999 – April 2000
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Gustavo Corral
Vacant
Title last held by
Herman Ngoudjo
NABF light welterweight champion
January 20, 2007 – June 2007
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Francisco Figueroa
Minor world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Junior Jones
IBA super featherweight champion
October 15, 1999 – March 2000
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Diego Corrales
Major world boxing titles
Preceded by
Stevie Johnston
WBC lightweight champion
June 17, 2000 – April 20, 2002
Vacant
Title next held by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Vacant
Title last held by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
WBC lightweight champion
June 5, 2004May 7, 2005
Succeeded by
Diego Corrales
The Ring lightweight champion
June 5, 2004 – May 7, 2005
Lineal lightweight champion
June 5, 2004 – May 7, 2005
Awards
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