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Castillo's 10th-round take: Overconfidence a factor

On the eve of his rematch Saturday with Diego Corrales, former lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo recalls the pivotal stanza of their classic first meeting.

Originally Published: October 8, 2005
By Jose Luis Castillo (as told to Dan Rafael) | ESPN.com

Note: The 10th round of the first fight between Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo on May 7 in Las Vegas has been hailed as one of the greatest rounds in boxing history.

After nine blazing rounds of non-stop action in a very close bout, Castillo finally seemed to seize control of the lightweight unification fight. He knocked Corrales down twice with big left hooks. Corrales appeared to be out each time, but each time he surprisingly beat the count.

However, on both knockdowns his mouthpiece ...

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