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Jose Luis Castillo on Helping Manny Pacquiao Beat Cotto

By Mark Vester

Former champion Jose Luis Castillo (60-9-2, 52 KOs) has accepted the invitation to become a sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao. He left on Wednesday to head out to Pacquiao's camp in Baguio City, Philippines. He will join other sparring partners Urbano Antillon and Shawn Porter in camp to help Pacquiao prepare for the November 14 bout with WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto. Castillo, 35, returns to the ring on November 28 in Mexico. He plans to fight at 143 and then look for a title shot at junior welterweight in 2010.

"When I received the invitation to have sparring sessions with Manny Pacquiao, I immediately. For me it is interesting to help Pacquiao. I was invited for my body punching, which Cotto does, and for my ability to apply constant pressure on my opponents," Castillo said.

He says Pacquiao-Cotto is a close fight and because the bout is being fought at 145-pounds, Cotto has some physical advantages.

"Pacquiao must protect himself against any punishment to the body. Cotto will be at his weight and he will be stronger, but Pacquiao always surprises and anything can happen that night," said Castillo.

Castillo hopes the work with Pacquiao will help him as he plans a big run next year.

"I have three straight wins in three months and I have been gradually losing weight. I have been getting better. My promoter Fernando Beltran has confirmed that I will fight on November 28 at 143 pounds and in January it will be at 140 pounds," Castillo said.

"I've been away for a while but I am back. Many in boxing had given me up for dead but in every fight I'm going to show that I have what it takes to challenge for a title."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jetgeomcx on 10-09-2009

[QUOTE=JOM'S;6301112]usually PAC has one sparringmate that he lets them unload on him like israel before... maybe that will be castillo's job, anyways usually sparmates give in 2-4 rounds, i think castillo can handle that ...[/QUOTE] yes, got your point. manny…

Comment by jetgeomcx on 10-09-2009

reportas on castillo are conflicting. let's see what he's got when he spar with manny. as castillo said, he will be used for his body punches and pressure style of fyting. i give him the benefit of the doubt

Comment by BossofallBosses on 10-08-2009

I don't understand how a shot fighter can help you prepare for a mega fight. I don't know about that decision Freddie. Theres so many other boxers to choose from and you choose a fighter who hasnt beat a top…

Comment by ricky1978 on 10-08-2009

[QUOTE=Story;6300383]Pacquiao is going to easily make Castillo look like a fool in sparring. The guy is way past it.[/QUOTE] that is what I say..........

Comment by IwatchBoxing on 10-08-2009

Castillo will show Pacman how to lay down after getting hit with a manly body shot !!

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