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

  • 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.