Two-time world champion Jose Luis Castillo shook out at Caesars Palace today and said he is "1000 per cent ready" to take on Diego 'Chico' Corrales in 'One More Time - The Epic Rematch' at the Thomas and Mack on Saturday night. "Corrales won the first battle - but I am going to win the war and believe me, this second fight will be a war," said Castillo. Castillo, with a large crowd wrapped around an outdoor ring, shook out, hit the mitts, cracked the speed bag and then signed many autographs and posed for photographs with fight fans.
He looked in top condition, was in excellent spirits and was at the outdoor arena - the Roman Plaza at Caesars Palace - for over an hour. Carlos 'Famoso' Hernandez, Jorge Arce, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. then hit the ring followed by Chico Corrales. Chavez Jr., it was announced today, will take on Jeremy Stiers of Kansas City. The fight is scheduled for six rounds and will appear on the Showtime PPV telecast. On Wednesday, promoters Gary Shaw and Bob Arum will host the final press conference in the Mouton Room at Wynn Las Vegas, 11:30 am. 'One More Time - The Epic Rematch' is promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, Top Rank in association with Caesars Palace and Wynn Las Vegas and will be available on Showtime PPV.