By Mark Vester
It's being reported that former lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo (57-9-1, 49KOs) may retire from the sport of boxing. Castillo, 35, last saw ring action in January, knocking out James Wayka in two rounds in Mexicali. Since that fight, Castillo has been involved in several ventures that are working for him, and has not stepped inside a boxing gym to train. Castillo has received several offers and has so far rejected all of them.
Castillo plans to make a final decision in the next couple of weeks. Over the last few years the once-great fighter has been involved in battles inside and outside of the ring. He struggled with his weight for several years, going up quickly from lightweight to welterweight, where his body is too small for his come forward style. He also had a lot trouble with his finances.
He will always be remembered for his title wins, the hall-of-fame first war with Diego Corrales and the night he almost snapped the unbeaten record of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
"If I return to boxing, it will be for a short time to fight for a lightweight of junior weltereight title," Castillo told ESTO.
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