Re: R.I.P Jesus Chucho Castillo
What did you think to Castillo-Rose, McGrain? Castillo coped quite well with Rose's speed, I thought. I mean, it was really close and Rose had plenty of success and everything, especially on the back foot with Castillo coming in. But I didn't think Chucho lacked a grip on it or anything. Like you say though, he wasn't lightning quick himself (although not slow either) and was so skilled and well rounded that pure speed might be one of the keys to undoing him, albeit not on it's own. Caraballo was very fast too, and it didn't help him too much, though I think he was starting to slip a tiny bit by that point.
I don't disagree with you as such, but I'd say Chucho was a h2h beast anyway in spite of not being lightning quick. I'd give him a good chance against any other bantam ever.