1980-04-12 Salvador Sanchez w pts l5 Ruben Castillo, Civic Auditorium, Tucson, Arizona, USA - WBC

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1980-04-12 Salvador Sanchez w pts l5 Ruben Castillo, Civic Auditorium, Tucson, Arizona, USA - WBC. Marcelo Bertini. Scorecards: 145-141, 147-144, 146-142. After little activity in the first five rounds, Sanchez (126), who was in front at that stage, opened a cut over the challenger’s right eye with a short left. That did not seem to deter Castillo (125½) and by the eighth he was fighting back strongly before going on to dominate rounds nine, ten and 11 with snappy combinations allied to speed of foot. Sanchez came back well in the 12th to rock his rival, but after a difficult 13th he picked it up again with great body shots to drive Castillo before him into the final session. The verdict was hotly disputed by the Californian fighter, who felt he had done enough to win.