1999-01-29 Javier Castillejo w pts 12 Keith Mullings, Cubierta Bullring, Leganes, Spain - WBC

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1999-01-29 Javier Castillejo w pts 12 Keith Mullings, Cubierta Bullring, Leganes, Spain - WBC. Referee: Bob Logist. Scorecards: 116-112, 115-114, 114-114. Much faster than the pedestrian champion, Castillejo (153¾) was making inroads as early as the first round when showing excellent hand-speed and good movement to leave his man chasing shadows. After a few more sessions Castillejo knew he had the beating of Mullings (153½), continuing to dart in with straight lefts and occasional left-rights to take a good lead by the end of the seventh. At that stage Mullings had won two rounds at best, but with Castillejo beginning to showboat he came on much stronger, hooking to the head and body before slowing towards the finish. Realising it could be closer than it seemed Castillejo won the final session in the eyes of all three judges, but had he not done so the title would have remained in the hands of Mullings.