José Luis Castillo
|José Luis Castillo|
|Nickname(s)||El Temible ("The Fearsome")|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
December 14, 1973 |
Empalme, Sonora, Mexico
|Wins by KO||57|
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 former Ring magazine and two-time WBC lightweight world 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 first bout with Corrales, for which he received The Ring and BWAA's Fight of the Year awards, as well as a controversial loss to undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and an unsuccessful rematch.
- 1 Professional career
- 2 Professional boxing record
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Castillo vs. Johnston I & II
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.
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
In their 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 May weather 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
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.
Castillo vs. Lazcano
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
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
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. 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." Corrales then trapped Castillo against the ropes and landed numerous punches, causing the referee, Tony Weeks, to stop the fight.
Castillo vs. Corrales II
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.
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.
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."
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
Professional boxing record
|61 Wins (55 knockouts), 13 Losses, 1 Draw|
|Loss||61–13–1||Ruslan Provodnikov||TKO||5 (12), 0:50||2014-11-28||Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia|
|Loss||61–12–1||Antwone Smith||UD||10 (10)||2013-02-01||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||61–11–1||Iván Popoca||TKO||8 (10)||2012-07-13||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||60–11–1||Sammy Ventura||TKO||2 (10)||2011-11-26||Campo Futbol Colosio, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico|
|Loss||59–11–1||Jorge Paez Jr||UD||12 (12)||2011-03-25||Parque Vicente Guerrero, Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||59–10–1||Daniel Eduardo Yocupicio||TKO||? (10)||2010-08-07||Estadio Hector Espino, Hermosillo, Sonora|
|Loss||58–10–1||Alfonso Gomez||RTD||6 (12)||2010-03-13||Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas||For WBC Continental Americas welterweight title.|
|Win||58–9–1||Carlos Urias||TKO||2 (8)||2009-09-12||El Palenque de la Feria, Tepic, Nayarit|
|Win||57–9–1||Christian Solano||TKO||3 (10)||2009-08-22||Auditorio Unidad Deportiva, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur|
|Win||56–9–1||Roberto Valenzuela||KO||6 (10)||2009-07-25||Palenque del Recinto Ferial, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit|
|Win||55–9–1||James Wayka||TKO||2 (10)||2009-01-17||Palenque del FEX, Mexicali, Baja California|
|Loss||54–9–1||Sebastian Andres Lujan||UD||10||2008-07-30||Sycuan Resort & Casino, El Cajon, California|
|Win||54–8–1||Adan Casillas||TKO||6 (10)||2007-10-27||Palenque del FEX, Mexicali, Baja California|
|Loss||53–8–1||Ricky Hatton||KO||4 (12)||2007-06-23||Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada||For The Ring light welterweight title.|
|Win||53–7–1||Herman Ngoudjo||SD||12||2007-01-20||Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won NABF light welterweight title|
|Win||52–7–1||Rolando Reyes||UD||12||2006-02-04||Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas|
|Win||51–7–1||Diego Corrales||KO||4 (12)||2005-10-08||Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Loss||50–7–1||Diego Corrales||TKO||10 (12)||2005-05-07||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Lost WBC & The Ring lightweight titles.
For WBO lightweight title.
|Win||50–6–1||Julio Diaz||TKO||10 (12)||2005-03-05||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBC & The Ring lightweight titles.|
|Win||49–6–1||Joel Casamayor||SD||12||2004-12-04||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBC & The Ring lightweight titles.|
|Win||48–6–1||Juan Lazcano||UD||12||2004-06-05||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won vacant WBC & The Ring lightweight titles.|
|Win||47–6–1||Gustavo Corral||KO||5 (10)||2003-06-14||Honda Center, Anaheim, California|
|Loss||46–6–1||Floyd Mayweather Jr||UD||12||2002-12-07||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||For WBC & The Ring lightweight titles.|
|Win||46–5–1||Verdell Smith||KO||3 (10)||2002-08-03||Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Sonora|
|Loss||45–5–1||Floyd Mayweather Jr||UD||12||2002-04-20||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Lost WBC lightweight title.
For vacant The Ring lightweight title.
|Win||45–4–1||Juan Angel Macias||TKO||8 (10)||2002-01-25||AVI Resort & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada|
|Win||44–4–1||Fred Ladd||TKO||4 (10)||2001-08-24||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||43–4–1||Sung-Ho Yuh||KO||1 (12)||2001-06-16||Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Sonora||Retained WBC lightweight title.|
|Win||42–4–1||Cesar Bazan||TKO||6 (12)||2001-01-20||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBC lightweight title.|
|Draw||41–4–1||Stevie Johnston||PTS||12||2000-09-15||Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado||Retained WBC lightweight title.|
|Win||41–4||Stevie Johnston||MD||12||2000-06-17||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won WBC lightweight title.|
|Win||40–4||Steve Quinonez||UD||10||2000-04-08||Blancas Bazaar, Imperial Beach, California|
|Win||39–4||Jorge Páez||KO||5 (12)||1999-10-16||Plaza Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||38–4||Sandro Marcos||KO||8 (12)||1999-08-14||Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico||Won Mexican super featherweight title.|
|Win||37–4||Cristino Mota||KO||4 (?)||1999-07-10||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||36–4||Pablo Valenzuela||KO||4 (?)||1999-06-04||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||35–4||Julian Romero||UD||6||1999-04-01||Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas|
|Win||34–4||Eduardo Montes||KO||3 (?)||1999-02-19||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Loss||33–4||Julio Alvarez||TKO||10 (12)||1998-10-03||Mexico City, Distrito Federal||Lost Mexican super featherweight title.|
|Win||33–3||Julio Sanchez Leon||TKO||8 (12)||1998-04-17||Mexicali, Baja California||Retained Mexican super featherweight title.|
|Win||32–3||Hector Javier Marquez||TKO||10(12)||1997-09-12||Guaymas, Sonora||Retained Mexican super featherweight title.|
|Win||31–3||Rafael Olvera||KO||7 (12)||1997-07-04||Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua||Won Mexican super featherweight title.|
|Win||30–3||Javier Renteria||KO||1 (?)||1997-03-08||Stadio El Ferrocarel, Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||29–3||Jesus Castaneda||KO||2 (?)||1997-01-01||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||28–3||Jaime Fernandez||KO||1 (?)||1996-12-13||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||27–3||Roberto Valenzuela||KO||6 (6)||1996-10-12||Honda Center, Anaheim, California|
|Win||26–3||Jose Luis Montes||KO||7 (?)||1996-09-20||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||25–3||Jesus Arce||KO||1 (12)||1996-08-15||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Loss||24–3||Javier Jauregui||TKO||10 (12)||1996-05-09||Guadalajara, Jalisco|
|Win||24–2||Carlos Madrid||KO||2 (?)||1996-03-15||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||23–2||Cornelio Lopez||KO||4 (?)||1995-12-08||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||22–2||Alfredo Curiel||KO||4 (?)||1995-09-29||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||21–2||Ramon Soto||KO||3 (?)||1995-04-07||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Loss||20–2||Javier Jauregui||TKO||10 (12)||1996-05-09||Guadalajara, Jalisco|
|Win||20–1||Alfredo Curiel||TKO||6 (?)||1994-08-26||Empalme, Sonora|
|Win||19–1||Francisco Valdez||KO||1 (?)||1994-03-18||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Loss||18–1||Cesar Soto||TKO||2 (12)||1993-07-09||Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua|
|Win||18–0||Lucilo Nolasco||KO||2 (?)||1993-04-30||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||17–0||Juan Carlos Salazar||KO||1 (?)||1993-03-05||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||16–0||Ascencion Lugo||KO||2 (?)||1992-12-11||Hermosillo, Sonora|
|Win||15–0||Francisco Valdez||TD||6 (?)||1992-10-02||Tijuana, Baja California|
|Win||14–0||Jorge Castro||KO||2 (?)||1992-09-04||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||13–0||Rigoberto Felix||KO||3 (?)||1992-08-07||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||12–0||Ramon Acuna||KO||2 (?)||1992-06-20||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||11–0||Ramon Arreola||KO||3 (?)||1992-05-29||Tijuana, Baja California|
|Win||10–0||Cesar Huizar||KO||1 (?)||1992-03-30||Tijuana, Baja California|
|Win||9–0||Ramiro Dunton||KO||5 (?)||1991-11-22||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||8–0||Jose Manjarrez||KO||7 (?)||1991-09-06||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||7–0||Miguel Angel Ramirez||KO||4 (?)||1991-08-19||Tijuana, Baja California|
|Win||6–0||Victor Mendoza||KO||4 (?)||1991-04-08||Tijuana, Baja California|
|Win||5–0||Raul Contreras||KO||3 (?)||1991-03-21||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||4–0||Jesus Escobar||KO||1 (?)||1990-12-21||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||3–0||Jose Alvarez||KO||2 (?)||1990-10-01||Tijuana, Baja California|
|Win||2–0||Manolo Ramirez||KO||2 (?)||1990-06-23||Mexicali, Baja California|
|Win||1–0||Ricardo Contreras||KO||2(4)||1990-05-04||Mexicali, Baja California||Castillo's professional debut at 16 years old.|
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- Professional Boxing Record - Boxrec
- Jose Luis Castillo Fight-by-Fight Career Record
- Professional boxing record for José Luis Castillo from BoxRec
- boxen-artur.de – Encyclopedia
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