Philippines, 18 Aug 2017
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


WBC DECLARES THREE DAYS OF MOURING FOR BANTAMWEIGHT GREAT JESUS ‘CHUCHO’ CASTILLO


PhilBoxing.com



Castillo.
The World Boxing Council headed by its president Don Jose Sulaiman has declared three days of mourning for the great bantamweight champion Jesus “Chucho” Castillo of Mexico who passed away at the age of 68 on Tuesday.

Castillo passed away due to complications from gastric surgery that he underwent several days ago.

A former world WBC and WBA bantamweight champion Castillo is best remembered for his trilogy with countryman Ruben Olivares at the famed Forum in Inglewood, California in the early 1970s.

After winning the Mexican bantamweight title by defeating Jose Medel Castillo dropped a 15 round decision in a title battle with Olivares on April 18, 1970 but regained the crown with a 14th round TKO over Olivares also at the Forum on October 16 1970 handing Olivares his first defeat in 62 bouts in a fight promoted by the famous George Parnassus, a good friend of the late Lope “Papa” Sarreal, father in law of world junior lightweight champion Gabriel “Flash” Elorde...

However, Castillo dropped a 15 round unanimous decision in their third meeting on April 2, 1971.

In another memorable title fight Castillo lost a 15 round split decision to Australian world champion Lionel Rose at the Forum on December 6, 1968 resulting in a major riot where fires were set, debris hurled into the ring while cars were overturned in the parking lot in a close fight where Rose was dropped in the 10th round.

During that time fights were scored by rounds with Lee Grossman and John Thomas having Rose the winner by 7 rounds to 6 while Dick Young had Castillo the winner by 9 rounds to 6.

Among Castillo’s other main rivals were American slugger Danny “Red” Lopez, Nicaragua’s Vicente Blanco and Japan’s Seiichi Watanuki.

In his last bout before retiring on December 12, 1975 Castillo lost a ten round unanimous decision to Ernesto Herrera after suffering a 2nd round TKO to Lopez on April 24 that same year.

The WBC said that during several years when he was classified as among the best bantamweights in the world, Castillo defeated great rivals such as Rafael Herrera, Chuchpo Pimentel, Bernardo Caraballo and former featherweight champion Rafael Ortega.

Castillo was a courageous boxer with great technique and power in both hands.

Castillo retired with a record of 47-18-2 with 22 knockouts in 1975 after starting his pro career in 1962. K


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Pinoy Pride 42: Jason Pagara faces Richmond Djarbeng of Ghana; Complete Undercard Lineup Bared
    By Dong Secuya, Thu, 17 Aug 2017
  • Terence Crawford / Julius Indongo Fight Week Interview Transcript
    By , Thu, 17 Aug 2017
  • Floyd Mayweather Sr. Rips Justin Bieber, 'He Don't Know Boxing!'
    By , Thu, 17 Aug 2017
  • Game of the Warriors: Clavite vs Lauro August 26 in Bacoor, Cavite
    By Carlos Costa, Thu, 17 Aug 2017
  • Thai fighter determined to steal Bornea’s belt
    By , Thu, 17 Aug 2017
  • MIGUEL COTTO AND UNDERCARD FIGHTERS LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
    By , Thu, 17 Aug 2017
  • LaManna and Sosa chime in for this Saturday's WBC Silver Latino Welterweight title bout
    By , Thu, 17 Aug 2017
  • One-on-One with M-1 Global president Vadim Finkelchtein
    By , Thu, 17 Aug 2017
  • PACQUIAO'S MESSAGE TO PH SEA GAMES ATHLETES
    By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 17 Aug 2017
  • CONOR MCGREGOR AND THE UFC MEGA HITS
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Thu, 17 Aug 2017
  • GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PLACES SPOTLIGHT ON FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO
    By , Wed, 16 Aug 2017
  • BOXING CHAMPION BOYD MELSON LAUNCHED CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS IN NEW YORK'S 11TH DISTRICT
    By , Wed, 16 Aug 2017
  • PINOY NELSON VILLANUEVA IS THIS YEAR'S MALAYSIA RAPID OPEN CHESS CHAMPION
    By Marlon Bernardino, Wed, 16 Aug 2017
  • Can Jeff Horn beat a revitalized Pacquiao?
    By Recah Trinidad, Wed, 16 Aug 2017
  • ALBERTO "EXPLOSIVO" MACHADO AND CARLOS "THE SOLUTION" MORALES FINAL MEDIA PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Wed, 16 Aug 2017
  • JARON "BOOTS" ENNIS AND BRANDUN LEE REMAIN UNDEFEATED IN DC
    By , Wed, 16 Aug 2017
  • Super Channel to air Terence Crawford vs. Julius Indongo card
    By , Wed, 16 Aug 2017
  • Lightweight contender Mason Menard signs exclusive managerial contract with No Limits Mindset, LLC.
    By , Wed, 16 Aug 2017
  • Chicago Cruiserweight Junior Wright to Face Russia's Ruslan Fayfer for IBF #2 Spot This Friday in Russia
    By , Wed, 16 Aug 2017
  • CES BOXING, Fightnight Live to partner for Aug. 26 pre-MayMac show free on Facebook
    By , Tue, 15 Aug 2017
  • RAGING BABE PRESENTS THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS AT THE ARMORY: THE RETURN
    By , Tue, 15 Aug 2017
  • Suntok Sa Pangarap: Sultan Battles Sismundo Sunday @ ICM, Bohol
    By Carlos Costa, Tue, 15 Aug 2017
  • Justin Bieber: Floyd Ain't Knockin' Out Conor McGregor
    By , Tue, 15 Aug 2017
  • PACQUIAO-HORN REMATCH IN THE MAKING
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Tue, 15 Aug 2017


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2017 philboxing.com.