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Castillo-Corrales III

The big year of boxing is about to get bigger! Jose Luis Castillo (54-7-1) will take on Diego Corrales (40-3-0) live from Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday. In the most anticipated fight of the year, Castillo and Corrales will fight for the 3rd time in a little over a year for Corrales’ WBC Lightweight Title.

The big year of boxing is about to get bigger! Jose Luis Castillo (54-7-1) will take on Diego Corrales (40-3-0) live from Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday. In the most anticipated fight of the year, Castillo and Corrales will fight for the 3rd time in a little over a year for Corrales’ WBC Lightweight Title.

Boxing fans will never forget the previous two fights between these two amazing fighters. In their first fight in May of 2005, Corrales came out victorious by knocking out Castillo in the 10th round of Boxing Magazines Fight of the Year. That same fight, Castillo had knocked down Corrales two times, but couldn’t find the final blow to end the fight.

In the rematch in October 2005, the fight was put into jeopardy when Castillo came into the fight 3 ½ pounds overweight. After closed door discussions, both sides agreed to make the fight a non-title match. The heavier Castillo knocked out Corrales in the 4th round. Though bruised and battered, Corrales kept his belt, and the thought of a 3rd and final match became all but guaranteed.

Saturdays “War to Settle the Score” bout hopes to avoid any controversy that have come from the previous two fights. Castillo had claimed a rib injury two weeks before the second fight hurt his chances to win. And as mentioned above, the extra 3 ½ pounds Corrales came into the second fight with.

With a win, Castillo sets himself up for a possible fight with up and coming Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico, and a possible third match with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather. Corrales, if victorious, could also have a fight with Mayweather in the future. Whatever the case, neither fighter should look past his opponent, because one mistake could cost the fighter his fight and future mega-fight.

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