Boxingtalk's world lightweight champion Diego "Chico" Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo will be in Los Angeles on Tuesday to announce their upcoming battle, billed as the "War to Settle The Score" at the Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, on Saturday, June 3, 2006. Corrales and Castillo have one win apiece, each by a dramatic stoppage, going into this big showdown. Corrales will defend his WBC lightweight title vs. Castillo, a two-time world champion. Castillo won the second bout but because he did not make the 135-pound lightweight limit, he is not recognized as the world champion. Tickets are $500, $300, $200, $100, $50 and will go on sale Wednesday, 10 am. The box office number is 702-739-FANS and tickets are also available at www.unlvtickets.com
Corrales-Castillo III will be promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Top Rank in association with Caesars Palace and Wynn Las Vegas. It will be televised on Showtime Championship Boxing.