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Castellanos: Ref Should Have Disqualified Corrales For Head Use!

Los Angeles - Jezreel "El Invisible" Corrales (22-1, 8 KOs) survived two knockdowns to maintain his WBA Super Featherweight title with a majority decision win over Robinson Castellanos (22-12, 14 KOs). Castellanos dropped Corrales twice in a wild fourth round, with Corrales barely beating the count after the second knockdown.

But the Panamanian champion regained his footing in the fifth and sixth and sent Castellanos down with a left hook in the seventh. After a nasty clash of heads in the 10th that busted Castellanos' left cheek wide open, the fight was stopped and went to the scorecards.

The judges awarded scores of 94-94, 94-93, 96-92, giving Corrales the majority decision.

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"I knew this would be an interesting fight, I am so happy about the victory," Corrales said. "This is probably the best fight that I've had in my career so far. I'm looking at tonight's main event as one of my future opponents."
 
"I am honestly so sad," Castellanos said. "That head butt should have disqualified him; it could have been fatal. I knew coming in that I was in enemy territory, however I felt that I was ahead in the cards. I feel terrible."

In the night's quickest, jaw-dropping knockout victory, highly touted Ryan "Kingry" Garcia (10-0, 9 KOs) needed only 1:14 of a scheduled four-round fight to knock out experienced Mario Macias (27-22-1, 14 KOs).
 
"It felt like a blur. Like a dream that just happened quickly. Although I wouldn't rate this as my best performance since I think my last fight against Tyrone Luckey was the best. I want to be on the Canelo-GGG card, and continue to step up the level of opponents I face. Maybe when I turn 20 years old I will start to call out world champions."
                        
Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta (31-1-2, 16 KOs) demonstrated he is back in full force with an eighth-round technical knockout win over ring veteran Martin Honorio (33-11-1, 16 KOs). The one-sided fight showed off Gesta's superior accuracy, strength, and footwork. The referee waved the fight off as Gesta was unleashing a flurry of power shots on Honorio.
 
"It feels great to be back, I am almost at 100% to where I want to be after my surgery," said Mercito Gesta. "With all the rehabilitation and training under Freddie Roach, I am on track to fight for a title very soon. Right now, I just want to keep improving, and keep focused."
 
In the upset of the night, Diuhl Olguin (11-7-2, 9 KOs) outpointed Guadalajara, Mexico's Horacio "Violento" Garcia (32-3-1, 22 KOs). The action-packed eight-round featherweight fight went the distance, with Garcia going down twice. The judges awarded the fight to Olguin with scores of 73-77, 73-77, and 74-76.
 
"I feel very happy about my first win outside of Mexico. I just can't believe what just happened," said Olguin. "I wasn't the favorite, and I had to move up a couple of weight classes to take this fight. I want to start to take on tougher contenders in the sport in my weight class."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 07-17-2017

The head butt that cause the cut on the forehead from the way I saw it almost looked intentional at least one point should have been taken..

Comment by Eff Pandas on 07-17-2017

Idk about a DQ, but he deserves a rematch cuz it was stupid close.

Comment by revelated on 07-17-2017

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;17866206]But Corrales won in a close and accidental fight. Corrales is not Cuban or friend of Gamboa.[/QUOTE] Corrales and Gamboa are both promoted by Golden Boy.

Comment by 1hourRun on 07-17-2017

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/uXwnp2o.png[/IMG] I just thought I share how relieved Jezreel was when the doctors determined Robinson was OK.

Comment by Damn Wicked on 07-17-2017

The headbutt that resulted in the fight being stopped was caused by Corrales. They should have a rematch.

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