Jorge Fernando Castro
Name: Jorge Castro
Alias: Locomotora / El Roña
Birthplace: Caleta Olivia, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Hometown: Castelar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5′ 8″ / 173cm
Reach: 69″ / 175cm
Boxing Record: click
Manager: Enrique Ricci
Trainer: Oscar Ayala
- Challenged Terry Norris for the WBC super welterweight title on December 13, 1991, and lost by a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision.
- Became the first boxer to go the distance with Roy Jones Jr. in a professional fight. Jones, who was 17-0 with 17 knockouts, won by a lopsided ten-round unanimous decision on June 30, 1992.
- Defeated Reggie Johnson by a twelve-round split decision to win the vacant WBA middleweight title on August 12, 1994.
- Defeated John David Jackson by a ninth-round TKO to retain the WBA middleweight title on December 10, 1994. Castro, who was battered and far behind on points, dropped Jackson three times in the ninth round. The fight was named Fight of the Year by The Ring Magazine, and the ninth round was named Round of the Year.
- Lost the WBA middleweight title in his fifth defense, dropping a twelve-round unanimous decision to Shinji Takehara on December 19, 1995.
- Challenged Juan Carlos Gomez for the WBC cruiserweight title on December 16, 2000, and lost by a tenth-round TKO.
- Challenged Vassiliy Jirov for the IBF cruiserweight title on February 1, 2002, and lost by a twelve-round unanimous decision.
- Badly injured in a car accident on June 17, 2005. The injuries listed in the official medical report include a severe trauma in the left lung producing a large amount of swelling, the fracture of a rib on the right side that punctured his right lung, and fractures to the pelvis, right shoulder blade, and right thigh bone. Castro would return to the ring for two more fights, both against Jose Luis Herrera. Castro lost the first bout by a fourth-round TKO, but he won the second bout by a second-round TKO.
- Won 130 of 144 professional fights, 90 by knockout. A third rubber match with Roberto Duran was rumored but did not take place.
Minor & Regional Titles
- Argentina (FAB) super welterweight title (1989)
- South American super welterweight title (1990)
- WBA Fedelatin super middleweight title (1998)
- South American cruiserweight title (2003)
- WBA Fedelatin light heavyweight title (2005)
- Retired with a record of 5-4 (3 KOs) in world title fights.
- Retired with a record of 6-6 (2 KOs) against former, current and future world champions.
John David Jackson
| WBA Middleweight Champion
1994 Aug 12 – 1995 Dec 19