2002-03-30 Felix Machado w tdec 6 Martin Castillo, Sovereign Centre, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - IBF

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2002-03-30 Felix Machado w tdec 6 Martin Castillo, Sovereign Centre, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - IBF. Referee: Blair Talmadge. Scorecards: 58-56, 58-56, 58-56. Machado (114½) looked to be in grave danger of losing his title in this one, but with both men bleeding badly from facial cuts, Castillo (115) on the scalp and the champion over the right eye, the fight was stopped after six completed rounds to go to the scorecards. There was much surprise at the verdict as most onlookers thought that Castillo’s seemingly better work had won the day.