Castillo at Ringside for Morales-Garcia. Photo by Stacey Verbeek
It was recently announced that Blue Wave Boxing signed former world champion Jose Luis Castillo for a two-year contract and will be fighting at the welterweight limit. I hate talking crap on Jose Luis Castillo because at one point, I was a huge fan of his but that all changed when he failed to make weight not once, not twice but numerous of times. He missed weight for his second and third fight with Diego Corrales. 2 out of 3 is ridiculous.
For me, that’s disrespectful to the sport. I could understand if it happens once but when it’s almost every other fight, it’s a joke. I don’t know if promoters are desperate for fighters or what.
Recently Castillo did it again. He was suppose to fight Jose Cotto, the older brother of Miguel Cotto, on the under card of Erik Morales vs Danny Garcia but the fight was cancelled when Castillo failed to make weight again.
The long-faded Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) made no effort to shed the extra weight, and Cotto, already coming up in weight from a smaller division, declined to allow Castillo the weight advantage so the fight was cancelled.
Castillo also blew the 140-pound limit for a title eliminator against Timothy Bradley Jr., and that fight was also cancelled. Apparently his new promoters don’t know what they got themselves into.
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