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*'''[[World Boxing Council]] Lightweight Title''' (4th defense of Castillo)
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*'''[[WBC]] Lightweight Title''' (4th defense by Castillo)
 
*'''[[The Ring Magazine]] Lightweight Title''' (Vacant)
 
*'''[[The Ring Magazine]] Lightweight Title''' (Vacant)
*'''Weights:''' Castillo 134.5 lbs, Mayweather 134 lbs
 
  
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
[[File:Jose Luis Castillo vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1st meeting).jpg|260px|thumb|right|]]
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[[File:Mayweather-CastilloPoster.jpg|250px|right|]]
*Mayweather wins the vacant [[The Ring Magazine|Ring Magazine]] Lightweight Championship.
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*Mayweather won the vacant [[The Ring Magazine|Ring Magazine]] Lightweight Championship.
*Mayweather won early rounds with his jab by keeping the fight outside.
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*Mayweather was a 4-1 favorite.
*Castillo won late rounds as he outworked Mayweather on the inside, especially to the body.
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*Mayweather made $2.2 million and Castillo got $1.1 million.
*Castillo was penalized in the eighth round for hitting on the break.
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*There was a crowd of 6,920 at the MGM Grand.
*Mayweather was penalized in the tenth round for elbowing.
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*Mayweather was able to keep the fight on the outside and outbox Castillo in the early rounds. All three judges gave Mayweather the first four rounds. Mayweather complained about his left shoulder to his corner between rounds. He later said he injured it in his last day of training. Castillo finally caught up to Mayweather in the sixth and seventh rounds, winning both rounds on all three scorecards. Castillo was able to get closer and land shots to the body and head.  
*[[HBO]]'s unofficial scorer [[Harold Lederman]] had Castillo winning 115-111.
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*Referee Vic Drakulich took a point away from Castillo for hitting on the break in the eighth round. In the tenth round, Drakulich deducted a point from Mayweather for using his elbows.
*The Associated Press had Mayweather winning 115-111
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*The crowd booed the decision.
 
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*[[HBO]] unofficial scorer [[Harold Lederman]] had Castillo winning 115-111, The Associated Press had Mayweather winning 115-111, and Dan Rafael of USA Today had the fight 114-114. [http://espn.go.com/blog/dan-rafael/post/_/id/1076/floyds-toughest-foe-a-journeyman]
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
 
*[[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Jose Luis Castillo (2nd meeting)]]
 
*[[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Jose Luis Castillo (2nd meeting)]]

Revision as of 20:49, 18 October 2012

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Jabs Castillo Mayweather
Landed 30 91
Thrown 129 297
Percent 23% 31%
Power Punches Castillo Mayweather
Landed 173 66
Thrown 377 151
Percent 46% 44%
Total Punches Castillo Mayweather
Landed 203 157
Thrown 506 448
Percent 40% 35%
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2002-04-20 : Floyd Mayweather Jr 134 lbs beat Jose Luis Castillo 134½ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12

Notes

Mayweather-CastilloPoster.jpg
  • Mayweather won the vacant Ring Magazine Lightweight Championship.
  • Mayweather was a 4-1 favorite.
  • Mayweather made $2.2 million and Castillo got $1.1 million.
  • There was a crowd of 6,920 at the MGM Grand.
  • Mayweather was able to keep the fight on the outside and outbox Castillo in the early rounds. All three judges gave Mayweather the first four rounds. Mayweather complained about his left shoulder to his corner between rounds. He later said he injured it in his last day of training. Castillo finally caught up to Mayweather in the sixth and seventh rounds, winning both rounds on all three scorecards. Castillo was able to get closer and land shots to the body and head.
  • Referee Vic Drakulich took a point away from Castillo for hitting on the break in the eighth round. In the tenth round, Drakulich deducted a point from Mayweather for using his elbows.
  • The crowd booed the decision.
  • HBO unofficial scorer Harold Lederman had Castillo winning 115-111, The Associated Press had Mayweather winning 115-111, and Dan Rafael of USA Today had the fight 114-114. [1]

See Also