1980-01-20 Alexis Arguello w rsc 11 (15) Ruben Castillo, Community Centre, Tucson, Arizona, USA - WBC
1980-01-20 Alexis Arguello w rsc 11 (15) Ruben Castillo, Community Centre, Tucson, Arizona, USA - WBC. Referee: Octavio Meyran. Using his reach advantage to good effect the champion started brightly with stinging jabs, but Castillo (129½) was not there to make up the numbers and by the third he was tossing in rapid combinations. From the fifth through the seventh, Castillo was well in the fight, getting in good blows to head and body while remaining calm, although by the tenth the tide had turned as Arguello (130), biding his time, took advantage of his tiring opponent. Pounding away to head and body in the 11th as Castillo remained on the ropes, Arguello could sense victory and a left uppercut to the jaw saw the former slowly dropping to the floor. Although Castillo made it up at ‘nine’ the referee had seen enough and called a halt at 2.03 of the session.