Boxing Results and Report: Antwone Smith too much for former Boxing Champion, Jose Luis Castillo - By John J. Raspanti, Doghouse Boxing

Smith too much for former champion Castillo
By John J. Raspanti, Doghouse Boxing (Feb 2, 2013)

In the opening bout on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights tonight, Antwone Smith (23-4, 12 KOs) used his youth to outwork former two-time lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo (64-12-1, 55 KOs) over 10 rounds at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.

The much younger Smith was the more active (and louder) fighter in the first two rounds. In round three, Smith, 26, continued to fire more punches and add his own sound effects. Castillo found range with his jab in round four. The referee took a point from Castillo for low blows. Castillo though did some good work during the round.

In round five, Smith continued his steady work. Castillo,39, walked after his much younger opponent. Castillo landed two left hooks on the chin of Smith in round six. The fighters leaned on each other and rested. Smith peppered Castillo with a combinations. Smith banged Castillo with some hard head shots in round seven. Castillo was loading up on his punches, but finding it difficult to pull the trigger.

Smith worked Castillo’s head with shoeshine combinations in round eight. Castillo landed a good right to the chin of Smith. The yonger mans dominance continued in round nine. Castillo walked into another combination. The proud former champion was looking all of his 39 years.

The last round featured more of the same as Smith beat Castillo to the punch. His right hand clocked Castillo. Smith easily won the round.
Scores were 100-90, 98-92, 99-91 all for Smith. scored the fight 99-91 for Smith.
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