NEW YORK (Feb. 11, 2015) – The 2005 Fight of the Year, featuring Diego “Chico” Corrales versus Jose Luis “El Terrible” Castillo, will air this Sunday night (Feb. 15) on Fight Network USA from 11:00-12:00 p.m. ET as part of its Banner: Best of the Decade series.
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Corrales vs. Castillo I, held May 7, 2005 in Las Vegas, was an epic World Boxing Organization (WBO)/World Boxing Council (WBC) unification fight between a pair of world lightweight champions.
Corrales (39-2), who died seven years ago in a motorcycle accident, was dropped twice by Corrales (52-6-1) in the 10th round. Corrales got up off the canvas and he soon connected with a perfect right hand that seriously hurt Castillo. Corrales quickly finished the show as referee Tony Weeks halted the action with Castillo trapped on the ropes, eating a barrage of unanswered punches. Corrales won by technical knockout in a spectacular comeback.
To a degree, Castillo got his revenge five months later by knocking out against Corrales in the fourth round, although Castillo came in overweight and no titles were at stake.
KOTV Boxing Weekly, covering all of the latest news in professional boxing by featuring full recent fights and highlights, starts Sunday’s entertaining night of boxing at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fight Network USA.
Ultimate Classic Boxing follows between 8-9 p.m. ET with a middleweight fight between hometown favorite Charley Joseph (32-1-1) and Milo Savage (39-33-8) in their April 25, 1956 fight at Municipal Auditorium in New Orleans. Joseph won a 10-round split decision.
Also airing this Sunday evening on Fight Network USA, commending at 9:00 p.m. ET, is a fight from July 6, 2013 in Lazio, Italy, in which local hero Silvio “El Barbaro” Branco (62-11-3), a two-time world light heavyweight champion, defeated former European titlist Juho Haapaja (20-3-1), of Finland, by a 10-round technical decision for the vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight title.
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