Round by Round: Castillo -vs- Munoz

By B. "The Hype" Thompson

22/01/2006

Round by Round: Castillo -vs- Munoz

Prefight
The challenger, Alexander Munoz, enters first looking relaxed and ready to fight. The champion, Martin Castillo, enters next looking confident and focused.

Round 1
Both men come out jabbing. Castillo connects with a big left hook in a wild exchange between the two. Munoz misses a 1-2 against the ropes as Castillo dances away. Munoz lands a chopping right hand on the back of Castillo's head. Munoz lands a left hand. They trade shots and Castillo goes down. Castillo is up quickly though. Looked more like he was pushed down, but the knockdown counts. Munoz continues the assault and lands a left hand. Castillo retreats, but Munoz continues to come forward a la Ricardo Mayorga. Munoz lands a right hand as Catillo lands a left hook to the body. Munoz lands another right that causes Castillo to tie up. castillo lands another good left hook to the body that now has Munoz backing up. Good action. Round to Munoz.

Castillo 8 Munoz 10

Round 2
castillo comes out firing the jab. Castillo pressing the action and lands a nice jab. Another jab lands for Castillo that keeps Munoz off balance. Munoz lands a good left of his own. Both men trade shots to the back of the head while they're in close. Steele gives them both a warning. Munoz misses a wild left hook. Castillo fires the jab and lands a straight right. Left hook by Munoz is blocked. Both men missing a lot. Castillo lands a right to end the round. Round to Castillo.

Castillo 18 Munoz 19

Round 3
Castillo dancing on his toes. Munoz lands a stiff left. Another left lands for Munoz. Castillo lands a left of his own. Munoz jabs to the body. castillo retreats. They clinch as they clash heads. Castillo lands a left hook. Munoz lands a nice 1-2 of his own. Castillo cracks Munoz with a right hand that sends him off-balance. Munoz lands two nice straight right hands. They trade at the end of the round. Close round. I give it to Munoz on the strength of his constant pressure.

Castillo 27 Munoz 29

Round 4
Castillo fires the jab. Nice straight right lands for Castillo. Munoz misses over the top. Munoz lands a right hand. They trade rights. Munoz drives Castillo back, but Castillo lands a counter right that momentarily stops Munoz in his tracks. Munoz lands a counter right of his own...and a left lands for Munoz. Munoz lands the jab. Castillo firing back and lands a quick combo. Munoz rakes Castillo with a right. Round to Castillo.

Castillo 37 Munoz 38

Round 5
Munoz looks to be slowing down a little more now. Castillo misses over the top. Munoz jabs to the body. Castillo lands a good left hook to the body. Nice 1-2 lands for Castillo. Castillo is cut over his eye from an accidental headbutt. Another nice left hook lands to the body for Castillo. Left hook lands for Castillo, but then he walks into a right hand. Another big right hand lands for Munoz. Castillo lands another good body shot that slows Munoz down. They trade along the ropes to end the round. Round to Castillo.

Castillo 47 Munoz 47

Round 6
Castillo works his jab. Munoz misses with a wild left hook. Castillo misses over the top. Jab to the body lands for Castillo. Munoz lands a left hook to the back of the head. Another cut. Castillo is cut below his other eye from an accidental headbutt. Munoz lands a right hand. Left hook upstairs and a right hook to the body lands for Castillo. Munoz making it rough as he applies the pressure. Munoz lands a hard 1-2. Castillo lands a looping right hand. Castillo pressing the action now. Hard 1-2 lands for Castillo. Munoz lands a right. Round to Munoz.

castillo 56 Munoz 57

Round 7
Castillo lands a couple of jabs. Right hand lands for Castillo. Munoz lands a left hook. Right hand lands for Castillo. Left hook to the back of the head lands for Castillo. Munoz walks into another right hand. Uppercut lands for Munoz. 1-2 lands for Munoz. Castillo retreats to the ropes. Castillo lands a nice 1-2 of his own. Cracking right hand lands for Castillo to end the round. Round to Castillo.

Castillo 66 Munoz 66

Round 8
Castillo dances on the outside and fires the jab. Munoz circles and doesn't throw too much for the first minute of the round. Castillo chasing...Munoz retreating. Looks like both men are taking this round off. Munoz lands an uppercut. Castillo lands a left hook to the body. They trade. Castillo lands a 1-2. Munoz holds on. They trade rights. Wooooooo....HARD counter right lands for Munoz that has Castillo momentarily stunned. Wow...not much action in that round, but that right hand from Munoz at the end probably won it for him. Round to Munoz.

Castillo 75 Munoz 76

Round 9
Munoz comes out throwing...his right eye is almost closed shut. Castillo coming foward. Munoz lands a good left hook. Castillo lands a nice right hand of his own. Both men are in the center of the ring trading now. Nonstop action. 1-2 from Castillo...1-2 from Munoz. Left hook lands for Castillo. Munoz lands an uppercut. Castillo retreats and fires the jab. Munoz coming forward and lands a nice combo to end the round. Round to Munoz.

Castillo 84 Munoz 86

Round 10
Castillo still dancing and working the jab. Right hand lands for Munoz. Castillo lands his jab. Uppercut lands for Munoz. Left hook lands for Castillo that snaps the head of Munoz back. NOt much action from Munoz right now. Castillo fires the jab. Munoz misses a 1-2. They trade. Castillo lands a left hook. Big looping right hand lands for Castillo. Round to Castillo.

Castillo 94 Munoz 95

Round 11
Castillo lands a right. Munoz lands a left. Castillo lands a quick jab and works the body. Both men fall to the ground as Munoz charges in. Castillo lands a left hook. And a right hook lands for Castillo. Munoz lands a right while Castillo was working the body. Another right hand lands for Munoz. Right hand landsĀ  for Castillo. they trade along the ropes and Castillo gets the better of it. Short left hook lands on the inside for Castillo. Woooooooo...hard right hand lands for Castillo that wobbles Munoz at the end of the round. Munoz is still standing, but he looks like he's on shaky legs. Round to Castillo.

Castillo 104 Munoz 104

Round 12
Castillo dances on his toes and comes forward to press the action. Munoz retreats. Castillo lands a nice hook as Munoz retreats again. Left lands for Castillo...and a straight right snaps the head of Munoz. Munoz looks tired. Castillo coming forward...lands a BIG left hand that snaps the head of Munoz again. Left hook lands on the inside for Castillo. Munoz looks to be in survival mode...bleeding from the nose and mouth. Castillo works the body. Munoz lands a short right. Round to Castillo

Castillo 114 Munoz 113

Official scorecards: 115-112, 112-115, 116-111

AND STILL...

Martin Castillo by Split Decision