2002-12-07 Floyd Mayweather Jr w pts 12 Jose Luis Castillo, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC/The Ring

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2002-12-07 Floyd Mayweather w pts 12 Jose Luis Castillo, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Joe Cortez. Scorecards: 116-113, 115-113, 115-113. The return fight between the pair saw Mayweather (134), impressing more this time round, make a reasonable start as the challenger threw plenty of leather but was inaccurate. Although Castillo (135) picked it up in the fourth and fifth rounds, throwing some good uppercuts and left hooks, he began to be outboxed as Mayweather carefully selected his punches and stayed out of harm’s way. Meanwhile, Castillo, still seeking a brawl, tried to coax Mayweather into one only to be outjabbed and then outworked from round eight through to the 11th, before the latter took his foot off the pedal to cruise through the final session.

[Category: 2002 Lightweight Title Contests]]

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