Castillo outpoints Reyes in junior welterweight bout

Updated: February 5, 2006, 12:21 AM ET
Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- Former two-time WBC lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo of Mexico unanimously outpointed late-replacement Rolando Reyes in an uneventful 12-round junior welterweight bout Saturday night.

Castillo improved to 54-7-1, receiving winning scores of 119-108, 117-110 and 116-111 from the judges. Reyes (26-4-2), from Oxnard, Calif., fought Castillo after Diego Corrales broke a rib in training less than a month ago.

Castillo took control in the sixth round, but not before being jeered by the small crowd at the Don Haskins Center for his cautious approach early in the fight.

Castillo looked to have Reyes, who was content to cover up and counter most of the fight, in trouble at the end of the 10th round before the bell saved Reyes.


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