Did Salvador Sanchez get a gift decision against Ruben Castillo?

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  1. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Member Full Member

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    I haven't watched the fight yet, im curious if anyone that has watched it thinks Sanchez got a gift.
     
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  2. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Salvador Sanchez vs. Ruben Castillo. I had it a draw in my head when I first saw this bout. But here is how I have it when sitting down and studying it..

    Round 1: 10-9 Castillo
    Round 2: 10-10 Even
    Round 3: 10-9 Castillo
    Round 4: 10-9 Sanchez
    Round 5: 10-10 Even
    Round 6: 10-9 Sanchez
    Round 7: 10-9 Sanchez
    Round 8: 10-9 Sanchez
    Round 9: 10-9 Sanchez
    Round 10: 10-9 Sanchez
    Round 11: 10-9 Castillo
    Round 12: 10-9 Sanchez
    Round 13: 10-9 Castillo
    Round 14: 10-9 Sanchez
    Round 15: 10-10 Even

    Total: 146-142 Sanchez

    Sanchez was never the best against boxers. He really shone against sluggers whom he could counter-punch into knots. But despite boxers not being his wheelhouse, he was still too good for them and Castillo was a good one. But no robbery. Sanchez deserved it in a good close fight.
     
  3. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I watched this fight about a month ago after watching an interview with Castillo and JCC where he seems to feel he was robbed in that fight. I didn’t think so....and on rewatch I see no case for Castillo!

     
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  4. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I can't see a case for Castillo. He did well early, but Sanchez began to control it late, as was his custom. It would have been a robbery had they given it to Castillo.
     
  5. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Castillo swears to this day that he won the fight. I watched it pretty recently and thought Sanchez won by closing strong, probably 2 or three point margin if I had been keeping score.

    Ruben says that both Arguello and Chavez are better than Sanchez and would stop him. He fought Arguello less than 90 days before the Sanchez fight and was stopped in 11, then had another fight about 40 days before the Sanchez fight.
     
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  6. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No fighter ever lost a close fight. Just ask any of them.
     
  7. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Lol or ask their fans or detractors.....can’t tell you how many times we read...so and so arguably beat/lost to so and so.
     
  8. ChrisJS

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    Sanchez won close but clear. I felt Castillo was probably up clearly after 4 but by the 10th round it was even and Sanche got the better of it down the stretch.

    I felt the Ford fight was closer but again not close enough to take from Sal.
     
  9. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Agreed. I had the Ford fight dead even going into the final round.
     
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  10. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    So did I.

    Round 1: 10-9 Ford
    Round 2: 10-9 Ford
    Round 3: 10-10 Even
    Round 4: 10-9 Ford
    Round 5: 10-9 Ford
    Round 6: 10-9 Sanchez
    Round 7: 10-9 Ford
    Round 8: 10-9 Sanchez
    Round 9: 10-9 Ford
    Round 10: 10-9 Sanchez
    Round 11: 10-9 Sanchez
    Round 12: 10-9 Sanchez
    Round 13: 10-9 Sanchez
    Round 14: 10-10 Even
    Round 15: 10-9 Sanchez

    144-143 Sanchez
     
  11. Flea Man

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    In no way a robbery. Sanchez just struggled to lead so lost a few rounds that way. 10-5 or 9-6 IIRC
     
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  12. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Active Member Full Member

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    Yeah, Sanchez definitely excelled better against guys that tried to take his head off.

    The Castillo, Ford, Cowdell fights are a lot less impressive to most than the Lopez, Gomez and Nelson fights but his poise, patience and overall calmness about how he knew how the latter rounds would go were so impressive in those fights. To think he was 21, 22 in those bouts too.
     
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