2001-01-20 Jose Luis Castillo w rsc 6 Cesar Bazan, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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2001-01-20 Jose Luis Castillo w rsc 6 Cesar Bazan, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Vic Drakulich. Making a reasonable start, the lanky challenger took the opening two rounds with his left jab paving the way for right hands before Castillo (135), concentrating on the body, began to close him down in the third. Despite Bazan (134½) hurting him with rights over the top, Castillo was getting closer and in the fifth a terrific left hook dropped his fellow Mexican for ‘seven’. Back in action, Bazan blazed away to see the round out, only to be dropped heavily in the sixth by a left uppercut, which followed two cracking rights to the head. Staggering up at ‘eight’, Bazan was given no time to settle and was being driven around the ring until the referee stepped in to call a halt to proceedings with six seconds of the session remaining.

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