Bob Arum said he compared the first Corrales vs. Castillo fight to the historic, blistering, frenzied Hagler vs. Hearns fight at Caesars Palace in 1985. "Two fights come to mind that are comparable to Corrales/Castillo," said Arum while on the Jose Luis Castillo conference call Tuesday. "One was the Hagler/Hearns fight which lasted only three rounds....an unbelievable three rounds. And the other fight was the third Ali/Frazier, the Thriller in Manila, which was one of the most brutal fights I have ever seen. I would put those two fights in the same category as the first Corrales and Castillo fight."
Corrales vs. Castillo "One More Time - The Epic Rematch' will be at the Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, on Saturday, Oct. 8, and will be available on Showtime PPV.
Castillo, who is training in Mexico, will take a private jet and will arrive into Las Vegas this coming Saturday. Castillo plans to shake out at the Top Rank gym in Las Vegas this weekend and he will be at an open workout Tuesday, 12:30 pm at Caesars Palac