Castillo started slow & Mayweather capitalized on it winning the early rounds. The Mexican fighter had more success in the middle rounds, cutting off the ring and utilizing his greater strength to break down the vaunted Mayweather defense.
Castillo was penalized a point for persistent hitting on the break. Compubox statistics indicated that Castillo landed more overall punches and significantly more power shots over the course of the fight. In the lead up to the fight, Mayweather had injured his rotator cuff in his left shoulder, which constricted his performance significantly. Judges Jerry Roth and John Keane scored it 115-111, whilst Anek Hongtongkam scored it 116-111. The New York Daily News scorecard also had Mayweather winning, 116-112.
The highest volume of average punches landed per round vs. Mayweather ever: 17 – achieved by Jose Luis Castillo, in this first fight. It’s the only fight to date in which Mayweather has been out-landed (203-157). Castillo landed 46% of his power shots.
Total Punches Landed vs. Floyd Mayweather
Castillo I 203
Castillo II 137
Hatton (through 10) 63
De La Hoya 122
Matt Hamilton for ESNewsReporting!