Is Castillo Shot?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by The Kurgan, Jun 22, 2007.


  1. Boro chris

    Boro chris Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No, but I think he's past his best. Thing is I think Hatton is a little past his best as well so may the best man win!
     
  2. brooklyn1550

    brooklyn1550 Roberto Duran Full Member

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    Yes, I am looking forward to it. I have hopes that it will be a high-action, high-drama fight. If Castillo is shot, however, I hope he has one great fight left in him.
     
  3. Ramshall1

    Ramshall1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    thanks. ;)
     
  4. the_what

    the_what Bolo Punch KO Full Member

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    Not shot. But over the hill. And he isnt good when he fights bigger opponents. Thats why he was so dominating at Lightweight. Because he was just bigger than his opposition.
     
  5. bhwbj

    bhwbj Member Full Member

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    Shot?? I don't know.....but based on his last fight, I'd say he's slid quite a bit.
     
  6. Jack

    Jack Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think both men are around the same level right now. Neither man is close to being "shot" (Any uise of that term is ****ing idiotic right now. "Shot" is Ali against Holmes or Duran against Joppy. Not someone on a win streak, who has had two mediocre performances), but both are slightly past it.
     
  7. o_money

    o_money Boxing Junkie blocked

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    If he's not Hatton's ****ed.....cause hatton's looked like **** the last two years.
     
  8. Ramshall1

    Ramshall1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    So there it is. . he's bald = therefore he's shot.
     
  9. Ramshall1

    Ramshall1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    dont forget . . . BALD. :hey
     
  10. psychopath

    psychopath D' "X" Factor Full Member

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    No he's not shot . . . but her's no longer at his peak either.

    :yep
     
  11. Morrissey

    Morrissey Underrated Full Member

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    After the fight, people will start saying he is shot.
     
  12. El Bombasto

    El Bombasto Ask yo momma Full Member

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    Possibly, he may not be shot a still lose to Hatton, it's more a matter of how he performs. If he's not shot, he may have only a few fights left. Moving up to 140 is supposed to have extended his career, maybe he waited too long.
     
  13. Morrissey

    Morrissey Underrated Full Member

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    I know he didn't look like the prime Castillo there, and I think have also said it before here in the forum that he will be beaten by Hatton just becasue of his age.

    The term is not shot, but fading. And when you are no longer at your peak, a match up against an agrresive, tough SOB will only expose your real age. Especially if you are going up in weights. That's what will happen this Saturday.
     
  14. Jack

    Jack Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Being old doesn't mean a ****ing thing. Not to go back on my post in a different thread, but fighters can go through wars easily. Roberto Duran had soem of his toughest fights prior to beating Leonard, Barkley and a whole bunch of other names. Being in plenty of wars does not mean the fighter is done. At all.

    Plus, if you go by that logic, Hatton at 28 and being just as agressive is hardly an up and comer, is he? Or are these more biased contradictions?

    And once more, Castillo isn't even close to being done. he is still easily world class. How many 140lbers would stand a chance against him? Not many. He is on the decline, but still has enough in the tank to be a Champion. I'd pick him to beat Witter.
    Muhammad Ali was supposed to "smash" average Doug Jones. He struggled. Jones wasn't a great fighter by any means. Rocky Marciano was supposed to "smash" LaStarza, yet he got a gift decision. LaStarza was nowhere near Marciano. Joe Frazier was supposed to "smash" George Foreman and look what happened there. Lennox Lewis was backed by anyone with any boxing knowledge to "smash" both McCall and Rahman, yet he got knocked out twice.

    My point is, if you haven't figured it out already, boxers have off nights. I could post hundrerds of upsets and poor performances, but you should know this already. it happens in boxing.

    There is such a drastic reactuion to the odd bad performance on bxoing forums, it's ****ing unbelievable. A fighter doesn't turn up, and is done. No if's or but's, that performance means everything. It's ridiculous.

    Christ knows what these "fans" would of done in the days when the top class boxers were often losing to mediocre fighters.
     
  15. Motor City Sam

    Motor City Sam Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I wouldn't say he's shot, but he's 34 years old and has been in a lot of wars. He definitely looked way past his prime in his last fight. Shot is a term that's used too often, but "faded" seems appropriate in this case.