1999-01-25 Anatoly Alexandrov w rsc 8 Arnulfo Castillo, Sports Palace, Paris, France - WBO

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1999-01-25 Anatoly Alexandrov w rsc 8 Arnulfo Castillo, Sports Palace, Paris, France - WBO. Referee: Genaro Rodriguez. Far from being a spectacular contest it became almost boring as Alexandrov (129½) dominated his tough southpaw challenger with the jab and countering blows. Although Castillo (129½) shaded the first, apart from the sixth round he was never in it as he could never get close enough to do any real damage, while at the same time he was forced to take a steady beating. In the fifth Castillo sustained a bad cut on his left eye, and although he picked it up in the sixth that was his last real hope, after which he was subjected to some solid left hooks and right counters before the referee intervened at 1.34 of the eighth.