2005-06-26 Martin Castillo w pts 12 Hideyasu Ishihara, Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya, Japan - WBA

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2005-06-26 Martin Castillo w pts 12 Hideyasu Ishihara, Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya, Japan - WBA. Referee: Stan Christodoulou. Scorecards: 116-112, 116-111, 116-111. After winning the first three rounds with ease, Castillo (114½) began to find it more difficult and was forced to retreat as the southpaw challenger began to lift himself to fire in solid lefts to head and body. In the fifth, Ishihara (115), who was beginning to be countered by solid combinations and body shots, picked up a bad swelling over the right eye before Castillo was deducted a point for repeated low blows in the next session. Castillo was then cut over the left eye in the seventh, but boxed his way clear over the final five sessions to make sure of the win in what was a messy affair.