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Newz Forum: BOXING: Castillo stops Ishihara in WBA super flyweight bout

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posted on May, 18 2004 @ 08:09 PM
GIFU, Japan (AP) - Mexico's Martin Castillo defeated Japan's Hideyasu Ishihara with a technical knockout in the 11th round Sunday in a WBA super flyweight interim title bout.

Castillo sent Ishihara to the canvas after two minutes and 41 seconds in the 11th round with a hard right to the jaw.

The Japanese boxer was leading 2-1 on the judges' scorecards through the 10th round but let his guard down near the end of the 11th.

Castillo improved to 26 wins, including 16 KOs, with one defeat. Ishihara fell to 15-3-1.

Castillo was a late replacement for WBA champion Alexander Munoz, who canceled his fourth defense because of a knee injury.

[Edited on 18-5-2004 by Ocelot]

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