Re: R.I.P Jesus Chucho Castillo
Catillo Is New Bantam Boxing Champ
Twice a loser in title fights, Jesus "Chucho" Castillo cashed in on "my last chance" and reigns today as the world bantamweight boxing champ.
Rematch plans were already under way amid an argument of whether a punch or a butt ripped a cut over Ruben Olivares' left eye in the first round and eventually brought about his knockout in the Friday night at the Forum.
"I hit him with a right hand punch," declared Castillo through an interpreter. Olivares charged it was a butt.
Arturo Hernadez, manager of Olivares, said, "at first the cut was small, but it kept getting bigger as Castillo landed more punches on the eye.
At the end, when referee Young called a halt, Olivares bled profusely from the cut over his eye and one under it. Castillo had been expert in the later rounds in banging to the body to bring the guard down and then sharpsooting the wounded eye.
-- Gettysburg Times, Oct 17, 1979.