Martin Castillo officially added to Klitschko-Rahman, Jose Luis arrives in Vegas on Saturday!
World super flyweight champion Martin Castillo of Hacienda Hts., Calif. will defend against former champion Alexander 'Explosivo' Munoz of Venezuela on Top Rank's big 'Seek and Destroy' championship fight card which will feature world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko vs. interim champion Hasim Rahman in Las Vegas on Nov. 12.
Castillo won the WBA 115-pound title from Munoz last Dec. 3 in Laredo, Texas. Castillo boxed effectively and wore down the champ who was making his fourth world title defense. Castillo won by decision. Since, Munoz has won three straight times and is now the WBA #1 rated contender at super flyweight. Castillo has a record of 29-1 with 16 knockouts; Munoz is 28-1 with 26 knockouts.
Castillo, 28, has been in sensational bouts and is coming off a dominating performance, winning practically every round against former world champion Eric 'Little Hands of Steel' Morel in Las Vegas on March 19.
Castillo vs. Munoz will be shown live on the HBO PPV telecast which will include Antonio Margarito's world title defense against Manuel 'Shotgun' Gomez of Laredo and a special appearance by the wildly popular unbeaten teenager Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. of Culiacan, Mexico.
Top Rank, with K2 Promotions, Caesars Palace and Wynn Las Vegas, is promoting 'Seek and Destroy' which will be held at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
RICARDO CASTILLO - BROTHER OF JOSE LUIS CASTILLO -
WILL BOX AT THE ALADDIN ON FRIDAY, OCT. 7!!!
Top Rank announced today that Ricardo Castillo, the younger brother of two-time world champion Jose Luis Castillo, will box at The Aladdin in Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 7 -- the eve of the Corrales vs. Castillo 'One More Time - The Epic Rematch' at the Thomas and Mack Center.
Castillo, a top featherweight with a record of 25-2, 18 KOs, will take on Phil Payne of St. Louis. Castillo vs. Payne will be on the Telefutura telecast which will feature Kelly Pavlik vs. Fugencio Zuniga in a 12-round middleweight match.
ALSO: Kelly Pavlik is in Las Vegas. He is working out at the Top Rank gym on Business Lane....Zuniga will arrive on Monday....
'ONE MORE TIME' FIGHTERS AT CAESARS PALACE ON TUESDAY!!!
Jose Luis Castillo, Carlos 'Famoso' Hernandez, Jorge Arce and Diego Corrales will shake out in that order Tuesday at Caesars Palace. The ring will be outdoors at the Roman Plaza and it all starts at 12:30 pm. Ricardo Jimenez, Fred Sternburg and myself will be at ringside Tuesday.