2004-12-03 Martin Castillo w pts 12 Alexander Munoz, Entertainment Centre, Laredo, Texas, USA - WBA
2004-12-03 Martin Castillo w pts 12 Alexander Munoz, Entertainment Centre, Laredo, Texas, USA - WBA. Referee: Laurence Cole. Scorecards: 117-109, 116-110, 117-109. Proving a surprise package and finally fulfilling his potential, Castillo (115) boxed superbly to lift the title from the hard-hitting Munoz (115). Countering well from the start, Castillo also showed his power in the fourth when a solid left hook briefly dropped Munoz, and although the champion continued to track him down he was not to be denied, beating his rival to the punch repeatedly. Put down by a left hook in the eighth, despite fighting back with much endeavour Munoz was caught repeatedly, and following the final bell the scoring showed that he had won just three rounds on the cards.