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

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.

CompuBox had Castillo landing 203/506 and Mayweather landing 157/448. Power shots landed: Castillo 173/377, Mayweather 66/151.

HBO's unofficial scorer Harold Lederman had Castillo winning 115-111.