1977-03-05 Eddie Gazo w pts 15 Miguel Castellini, National Baseball Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua - WBA

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1977-03-05 Eddie Gazo w pts 15 Miguel Castellini, National Baseball Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua - WBA. Referee: Jay Edson. Scorecards: 148-144, 148-143, 149-144. The aggressor throughout, Gazo (153) landed the hardest punches of the fight and totally confused the champion with his unorthodox style, keeping him off balance for much of the time. After Castellini (151) was cut over the left eye in the seventh he allowed Gazo to dominate continuously, while often throwing nothing back. For such an experienced fighter as Castellini it was a strange way to make his first defence, and following the contest he admitted that he could not get started and did not seem to have any real interest.