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Old 01-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default The Olivares-Castillo Rivalry

I ran across this article from Sports Illustrated dating back to 1970, a time that saw an unprecedented rivalry in the bantamweight division. I had read of the antipathy shown by both Olivares and Castillo toward each other in an old boxing magazine I have from that time, but this article expands on that quite a bit. It tells a little of the history of both men, which is nice. We have so little on Castillo as a person that I found it interesting.

Anyway, have a read.........SI used to do a very nice job of boxing coverage.

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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Cheers Sal', big fan of both fighters.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #3
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This was a great trilogy. I came away with a great respect for Castillo actually.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:12 PM   #4
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Great article. I love this era of bantams. Ruben was obviously the cream of the crop but Castillo, Rose and Rudkin were all great fighters.
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Thanks for posting!
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:04 PM   #6
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Great article. I love this era of bantams. Ruben was obviously the cream of the crop but Castillo, Rose and Rudkin were all great fighters.
Indeed they were. I think my favorite from that era was actually Herrera, but there's so little on youtube.
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Indeed they were. I think my favorite from that era was actually Herrera, but there's so little on youtube.
Hes a very underrated fighter when it comes to this era. He beat Olivares and Castillo which is something not many others can say.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #8
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Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:27 AM   #9
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Hes a very underrated fighter when it comes to this era. He beat Olivares and Castillo which is something not many others can say.
Castillo beat Herrera too though. And has a win over Olivares.
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Castillo beat Herrera too though. And has a win over Olivares.
I wouldnt rate him higher than either but he deserves more of a mention than he gets.
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I wouldnt rate him higher than either but he deserves more of a mention than he gets.
I rate him higher than Herrera but not by much.
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Castillo beat Herrera too though. And has a win over Olivares.
I thought he won the second Herrera fight too.
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Need to watch that again

Happy New Year Al'!!!
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[quote=Flea Man;14505522]Need to watch that again

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And you mate!
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cheers for that, interesting stuff, a real contrast in boxers
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