Jose Luis Castillo vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1st meeting)
Revision as of 18:21, 26 December 2006 by Tyler
2002-04-20 : Floyd Mayweather Jr 134 lbs beat Jose Luis Castillo 134½ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Vic Drakulich
- Judge: Anek Hongtongkam 116-111
- Judge: John Keane 115-111
- Judge: Jerry Roth 115-111
- Castillo penalized in the 8th for hitting on the break. Mayweather penalized in the 10th for elbowing.
- Mayweather wins the vacant The Ring magazine's lightweight championship of the world.
- HBO's unofficial scorer Harold Lederman had Castillo winning 115-111.
- CompuBox had Castillo landing 203/506 and Mayweather landing 157/448. Power shots landed: Castillo 173/377, Mayweather 66/151.
- 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.