2000-12-16 Juan Carlos Gomez w rsc 10 Jorge Castro, Gruga Hall, Essen, Germany - WBC
2000-12-16 Juan Carlos Gomez w rsc 10 Jorge Castro, Gruga Hall, Essen, Germany - WBC. Referee: Larry O’Connell. Starting as he meant to carry on Gomez (189) had his southpaw right jab in Castro’s face right from the off, and for round after round the latter was pounded by a steady array of blows to head and body without looking to go down. With Castro (183) not winning anything, at the end of the eighth the referee allowed him to carry on after the doctor had given the all-clear. The same thing happened at the end of the ninth, but in the tenth Gomez decided enough was enough. After dropping Castro with a big left to the jaw the referee stopped the contest at 1.56 of the session in Gomez's favour even though the former WBA middleweight champion was back on his feet. For record purposes alone, Gomez was deducted a point in the eighth for going low.