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Mayweather vs. Maidana: Shades of Jose Luis Castillo

Marcos Maidana bucked most predictions this weekend by pushing Floyd Mayweather, the sport's reigning Pound for Pound King and it's defensive grand master, right up to the limit of his ability. In a thrilling match, Maidana swarmed and slugged Mayweather up against the wall, forcing Pretty Boy to stand his ground and fight. [Also See: Mayweather vs. Maidana Photo Gallery...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Molina Decisions Cory Spinks In ESPN2 Card That Lives Down To Expectations

That was unsatisfactory, but we knew it would be. On Friday Night Fights, Carlos Molina beat up an aging Cory Spinks for a decision victory, while Antwone Smith woofed at an ancient Jose Luis Castillo and also hit him sometimes for a decision victory. The bouts didn't totally lack in significance, but in some of the wrong ways. The bouts didn't totally lack in action, but...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

3 punch combo: Unheralded hero in defeat, Ivan Popoca, & more

In this week’s three punch combo I want to take a closer look at Ivan Popoca and his inspiring effort Friday night against former World Champion Jose Luis Castillo. Then, you'll find my thoughts on the scoring of the Glen Johnson vs. Andrzej Fonfara bout that headlined Friday Night Fights. And finally, we'lll offer up a preview and prediction for what should be a very...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Andrzej Fonfara Likely Retires Glen Johnson, Jose Luis Castillo Scores TKO Over Ivan Popoca

When Teddy Atlas correctly referred to Chicago as an "old fight town," he probably didn't mean shuffleboard with gloves on. Guys like Tony Canzoneri, Mushy Callahan and Fidel LaBarba fought at Wrigley field in the 1920's, and the Coliseum was for a time a famed boxing venue. But mummies and cobwebs looked to be the inhabitants of this week's edition of Friday...
Via The Queensbury Rules
July 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Johnson-Fonara & Castillo-Popoca weigh-in results, photos for FNF

Former world champion Jose Luis Castillo made weight easily - to the surprise and delight of some - on Thursday afternoon at the official weigh-in for his showdown tonight against Ivan Popoca at the "CROSSROADS" boxing event presented by 8 Count and Warriors Boxing at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.The main event is Glen Johnson vs...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Jose Luis Castillo returns ot the ring on Friday Night Fights this week

"It's going to be one of those fights where we're both going to come to ring center and bombs away and when I hit him right he's going to go. I'm definitely not going to let it go to the scorecards." Former world champion Jose Luis "EL Temible" Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) is already on weight and ready for his appearance in the co-main event...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Roger Mayweather “Jose Luis Castillo was Floyd’s toughest bout, but Corrales was his greatest performance”

Today we bring to you this interview Marcos Villegas conducted with Roger Mayweather that was stashed away in our Fight Hub TV video archives. It was conducted during Floyd Mayweather Jr’s media day in preparation for Miguel Cotto. In the video, we ask Mayweather who he believes has been Floyd’s toughest fight. The elder Mayweather, [...]
Via Fight Hub TV
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Castillo vs. Cotto removed from card

The Boxing's Tribune's Kelsey McCarson has been told that the weigh-in drama surrounding Saturday's welterweight fight between former lightweight champion, Jose Luis Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) and Jose Miguel Cotto (32-3-1, 24 KOs) has been confirmed. The fight has officially been removed from Saturday night's card at the Reliant Arena in Houston. On Friday, Cotto...
Via Fox Sports
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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