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Jose Luis Castillo vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1st meeting)

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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

Compubox punchstats
Total Punches Castillo Mayweather
Landed 203 157
Thrown 506 448
Pct. 40% 35%
Power Punches Castillo Mayweather
Landed 173 66
Thrown 377 151
Pct. 46% 44%
  • World Boxing Council Lightweight Title (4th defense of Castillo)
  • Weights: Castillo 134.5 lbs, Mayweather 134 lbs


Comment(s):

- Mayweather wins the vacant The Ring magazine's lightweight championship of the world.
- Mayweather won early rounds with his jab by keeping the fight outside.
- Castillo won late rounds as he outworked Mayweather on the inside, especially to the body.
- Castillo was penalized in the 8th for hitting on the break.
- Mayweather was penalized in the 10th for elbowing.
- HBO's unofficial scorer Harold Lederman had Castillo winning 115-111.

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