1968-12-06 Lionel Rose w pts 15 Chucho Castillo, Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD
6 December Lionel Rose w pts 15 Chucho Castillo, Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: Dick Young. Scorecards: 7-6, 7-6, 7-9. Keeping his crown on a split decision, Rose (118) cagily boxed his way through the early stages, keeping one move ahead of his dangerous challenger until heavily floored in the tenth round. From then on, Rose was ultra careful, while Castillo (117) went all out for victory without success. The verdict was followed by a riot after the mainly Latin crowd thought their man had won on aggression alone.