Eliseo Castillo Joins WCBMI Stable

16.02.06 - Florida-based businessman Scott Hirsch and his World Class Boxing Management, Inc., proudly announces the signing of Cuban heavyweight/cruiserweight contender Eliseo Castillo, 18-1-1 (14 KOs) to a management contract. “After a year of inactivity, Eliseo will be jumping right back into the sport, but now he’ll be campaigning exclusively at cruiserweight,” explains Hirsch..

“His first fight is scheduled for February 25 against Chris Lewallen, 9-2 (9 KOs), in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on the undercard of JD Chapman vs. Tommy Connelly. He will also be fighting Benito Fernandez for the WBO and WBC Latino Cruiserweight titles on March 24 in Miami at the Miccosukee Gaming, promoted by All Star Boxing Promotions.”

Castillo was an accomplished amateur and a product of the Cuban State Boxing Program. The 30 year old travelled over 90 miles on a raft to get to the USA and a new life. He turned professional under the Team Freedom umbrella of fighters in 1996.

The 6’ 2” right hander holds a victory over former world heavyweight champion Michael Moorer via a nationally televised ten-round decision. However, in his last fight, he suffered his only loss, via TKO 4 to former WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko in Dortmund, Germany.

Hirsch has done an excellent job of rejuvenating the career of former linear heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (currently rated #8 by both the WBO And WBC) and kick starting the career of up-and-coming knockout artist JD “The Natural” Chapman (19-0 [17 KOs]).

Overall in 2005, his clients went a combined 16-0.

Hirsch says Castillo is not coming back to waste any time. “He's sending an open challenge to all the world’s cruiserweights. Anywhere, any time. After ten years with long stretches of inactivity, Eliseo Castillo is ready to reach his full potential and he’ll go through anyone he has to, to do it.

Article posted on 17.02.2006

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