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Carrera dethrones Castillejo to win middleweight title

Updated: December 2, 2006, 9:23 PM ET
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BERLIN -- Mariano Carrera has Javier Castillejo singing the blues.

Carrera dethroned Castillejo with an 11th-round technical knockout Saturday, winning the WBA middleweight title.

"I have 100 people to thank, I love all of them," said Carrea, a native of Argentina. "I want to dedicate the title to [Cordoban provincial singer] Mona Giminez."

Fighting for a title for the first time in his career, Carrera (30-4, 21 KOs) followed in the footsteps of compatriots Carlos Monzon, Hugo ...

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