Is this the fight that Mayweather lost?


By AK: Floyd Mayweather is considered one of the best fighters of his era with an amazing record of 49 fights and 49 wins. But despite having a perfect record a lot of people believe Floyd Mayweather was gifted a few decisions.

Some people believe Jose Luis Castillo, Oscar De La Hoya, Marcos Maidana, and Manny Pacquiao all have won against Floyd Mayweather or drawn against him. I disagree and believe Floyd won all of them but the problem with boxing is that sometimes there is not a decisive winner so that ends up splitting the opinion of the public.

Out of all of the Floyd Mayweather’s ‘controversial’ wins the one that gets the most mentioned is the first bout with Jose Luis Castillo. To this day, critics of Mayweather point to this fight as the fight Mayweather unofficially lost, with most observers seeing it as a clean win for Castillo with scores ranging from 115-111 to 117-109.

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Fight of the year 2005 – Corrales v Castillo (10 years ago) – Part 4

By Gav Duthie: Wow, what a fight, I can’t believe this was ten years ago. It is 8 years next month since the untimely death of Diego ‘Chico’ Corrales aged just 29. In 2005 he along with mexican great Jose Luis Castillo gave us one of the best fights in recent history. Corrales and Castillo fought for the WBC and WBO lightweight titles on 7th May 2005 participating in a bloodbath which culminated in one of the best rounds in boxing history. 

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Provodnikov stops Castillo in 5 rounds

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By Dan Ambrose: In a less than impressive performance earlier tonight, former WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3, 17 KOs) chopped down 40-year-old former IBF lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-13-1, 57 KOs) in a 5th round knockout at the Luzhniki GCKZ “Russia” Arena in Moscow.

Provodnikov hurt Castillo with a left hook to the head in the 5th that put him on the canvas. Moments later, Castillo hit the deck for the second and final time after getting hit with some hard hooks.

Castillo did a good job of holding his own in the first three rounds of the fight, as he was able to avoid most of Provodnikov’s big power shots. Castillo nailed Provodnikov frequently with uppercuts while in close, and he did a superb job of negating the Russian fighter’s offense.

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Provodnikov taking risky fight against Castillo on 11/28

provodnikov74By Dan Ambrose: Former WBO 140lb champion Ruslan Provodnikov’s fight against 40-year-old former WBC lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KOs) on November 28th is perceived as a one-sided mismatch in the eyes of many boxing experts.

To be sure, it would seem likely that Provodnikov will wear Castillo down at some point in the fight and score a knockout. However, the fight could spell danger for Provodnikov if Castillo decides to use his boxing skills to try and win a decision rather than him going to war with Provodnikov.

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Ruslan Provodnikov faces 40-year-old Jose Luis Castillo on November 28th in Moscow, Russia

provodnikov034By Dan Ambrose: In a disturbing bout, former WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) will be fighting 40-year-old former IBF lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KOs) in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds in Moscow, Russia.

Provodnikov, 31, was hoping to take on a more relevant opponent than Castillo, but his management was unable to get any of the top guys to face him. Castillo is 10 years past his prime, but is someone who is recognizable to the Russian hardcore boxing fans.

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Jose Luis Castillo vs. Ruslan Provodnikov a possibility for November

provodnikov74By Allan Fox: Former two time WBC lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KOs) could wind up as the next opponent for former WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) to fight in Russia, according to Steve Kim.

Provodnikov, 30, will be fighting at the end of next month in November in Russia, and he’s in need of an opponent with a name. Provodnikov wanted to fight Brandon Rios and Tim Bradley, but neither of those fighters were available to him. Castillo, 40, is a possibility for the Russian fighter.

It’s kind of disturbing to think of a fighter as small as Castillo fighting a puncher like Provodnikov, because it’s a mismatch in power and age. Provodnikov is much young strong and young for a guy like Castillo at this point.

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Canelo to study Mayweather’s first fight with Castillo to get ready for September 14th

Canelo and Mayweather face off(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) says he’ll be studying tape of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s first fight against Jose Luis Castillo in April 2002 to get ready for his September 14th fight against the 36-year-old Mayweather. Canelo seems to be under the impression that the Mayweather-Castillo I fight holds some valuable keys to him beating Mayweather Jr.

Canelo said “We plan to study a lot of tape, especially his [Mayweather] first fight with Jose Luis Castillo, who gave him the most problems. I know I haven’t reached my peak yet and that I have a lot to learn.”.

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Molina decisions Spinks; Smith defeats Castillo

molina12By Jim Dower: Junior middleweight contender Carlos Molina (21-5-2, 6 KO’s) totally dominated former two division world champion Cory Spinks (39-8, 11 KO’s) in beating him by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision in their IBF junior middleweight eliminator bout on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Molina dropped Spinks in the 11th and 12th rounds of the fight and won by the judge’s scores of 120-105, 119-106 and 119-106. Spinks was warned repeatedly about ducking below the waist during the fight in order to try and avoid getting hit with Molina’s powerful body shots. In later rounds, Spinks gassed out and took a lot of punishment. The fight was hard to watch because of the ugly inside fighting.

This is Spinks third in his last five fights, and it’s going to be hard for him to come back from this because he’s running out of opportunities.

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