2000-10-21 Javier Castillejo w rsc 4 Javier Martinez Rodriguez, Salon 21 Nightclub, Mexico City, Mexico - WBC

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2000-10-21 Javier Castillejo w rsc 4 Javier Martinez Rodriguez, Salon 21 Nightclub, Mexico City, Mexico - WBC. Referee: Lupe Garcia. Contested the day before the WBC Convention, as soon as the fight got underway it was apparent that Castillejo (154) was looking to retain his title in the quickest possible fashion. In a battle between Spaniards on foreign soil, Martinez (152¾) was forced to suffer three knockdowns and a badly cut right eye before being rescued by the referee after 1.43 of the fourth round had elapsed. In the aftermath, Castillejo (154) was lined up to defend his title in a big-money match against Oscar De La Hoya.