: Castillo-Corrales III Officially Cancelled
As we've been covering all day here on the boxing newsboard, there has been some controversy regarding the weigh-ins for the scheduled rubber match between Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo.
Castillo failed to make weight in his first attempt, coming in at an astonishing 140 lbs., five full pounds over the 135 lb. weight-limit. Castillo was given the opportunity to lose the weight in two hours. In his second attempt to make weight, Castillo had only shed a half a pound, weighing in at 139.5 lbs. At this point, the Nevada State Athletic Commission gave Diego Corrales the option to go ahead with the fight anyway, which would have been non-title and Corrales would have received a percentage of Castillo's purse.
Due to the fact that this happened in their second bout and Corrales decided to fight anyway and lost by early knockout, apparently "Chico" wasn't quick to jump back into similar circumstances.
Top Rank promoter and Diego Corrales represenative Gary Shaw announced the fight was off at about 5:30PM Pacific Time. "He [Corrales] is not going to put his life at risk, you saw what happened last time. We are not money hungry!"
Castillo's promoter Bob Arum said he is "mortified and completely embarassed." Prior to Castillo's second failed attempt to make weight, Arum was quoted about his own fighter saying, "This is a complete disgrace. As far as I'm concerned, I do not represent him. If I was Corrales, I wouldn't fight him. This is a disgrace to the sport of boxing."
More details as we receive them.