Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Lenin Castillo Enters MTK Tourney at Light Heavyweight

WBO no. 11 and WBO Latino champion Lenin Castillo (20-2-1, 15 KOs) is now the sixth fighter to be confirmed to be taking part at 175 lbs, joining some of the best stars from around the world.

Castillo was an elite amateur, winning multiple titles and also competing at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Since entering the paid ranks he has displayed fantastic power, with 15 of his 20 wins coming by knockout.

Along with being the WBO Latino champion, Castillo has won the WBO NABO title as a professional too, and has also fought former interim WBA world champion Marcus Browne, with Castillo knocking Browne down during that fight in 2018.

lenin-castillo_1

He said: "I'm delighted to be entering the prestigious Golden Contract tournament. I'll be chasing the knockout bonuses too and I'm definitely going to be the last man standing at light-heavyweight."

Castillo joins a fantastic line-up at light-heavyweight, which includes former British champion Hosea Burton, unbeaten WBO European champion and WBO no. 12 Steven Ward and ex-British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion Bob Ajisafe.

Also part of the tournament are former English light-heavyweight champion Liam Conroy, and former WBC International champion Serge Michel.

The winner of each tournament will land a two-year, five-fight deal with a major promoter that guarantees six-figure purses for every fight along with global exposure.

To add to the excitement, fighters will not know their opponents until fight week, at the start of which the highly anticipated draws will be made. All titles held will be on the line in each fight and knockout bonuses are also on offer.

Three quarter-finals nights will take place before the end of the year, with three semi-finals nights scheduled for February / March and the all-important finals will be staged in May / June.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by hmc87 on 09-19-2019

Cool tourney. I definitely do NOT like that fighters dont know their opponents until fight week. It handicaps the fighters so we won't see them at their best. Aside from that I like tourney models like this

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (1)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Beterbiev: I Make Many Goals, But Only Look At One At A Time Charles Conwell Issues Heartfelt Letter To Patrick Day Memo Looks To Increase Duno's Endurance To Shock Ryan Garcia Valdez-Gutierrez, Frampton-McCreary Double Set For Nov. 30 Derevyanchenko: If GGG Says 'No' - Give Me Canelo or Charlo! Usyk Would Prefer Fighting Joshua Over Andy Ruiz Next Warren: Josh Warrington Earned Big Fight, Champs Are Reluctant TJ Doheny Sets Sights On 122-Pound Titlists Following Latest Win Chantelle Cameron Aims To Secure Jessica McCaskill Title Shot Saunders: My Win is a Bitter Pill To Swallow For Eubank Jr. Haye: Wilder Underestimated Fury - He Won't The Second Time Team Russia Dominates 2019 AIBA Women's WC with Three Gold Former prospect Dat Nguyen ditches gloves to chase BKFC glory Fury: Not Thinking About Wilder Right Now, Concentrating on WWE Nikitin: Michael Conlan is Bitter, He Can't Accept It, I'll Win Again! Teofimo Lopez: It Will Be Lights Out For Commey, I'll Take Over 135 Crawford: Kavaliauskas Has Nothing To Lose - He's Dangerous Crawford vs. Kavaliauskas Finalized For December 14 Miguel Berchelt: After I Beat Sosa, I Want Oscar Valdez! Beterbiev: Right Now, Gvozdyk is Only One I Need To Worry About Emmanuel Rodriguez Embraces Luis Nery Clash on Wilder-Ortiz Filip Hrgovic-Eric Molina in Play For The Ruiz-Joshua Card Joseph Parker Has Recovered, Will Keep Close Eye on Chisora-Price Rabchenko Calls For a Showdown With Tim Tszyu Josh Warrington: We Are Coming For Everyone In 2020 Witherspoon: Usyk Would Out-Point Ruiz; Joshua Fight Tougher Canelo: DAZN Didn't Pressure Me To Take Golovkin Fight Martin Murray vs. Sladan Janjanin Set, Nov 15 In Liverpool Paddy Barnes: My Body Failed Me - No Point in Going On James Tennyson vs. Craig Evans Now Land On Nov 23 In Liverpool Bivol's Manager Eyes Beterbiev-Gvozdyk, Kovalev-Canelo Winners Wilder To Fury: You Are No Champion, Cut That Bullsh*t Out! Eastern Europe Update: Troyanovsky, Malikov, Bacskai, and More Oleksandr Usyk Begins Fun Heavyweight Journey Andy Ruiz Warns Joshua: I'll Be Lighter, Faster and More Powerful! Abner Mares Given The Green Light To Return, Wants Big Fights Patrick Day in Extremely Critical Condition, Remains in a Coma Witherspoon: I Was Never Hurt By Usyk; More Tired Than Anything Usyk: Anatoly Lomachenko Trains Me, With Me Every Day In Camp Zach Parker-Rohan Murdock - Eliminator For Billy Joe Saunders
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement