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On This Day: Floyd Mayweather Jnr beats Jose Luis Castillo in rematch

Bob Mee's original fight report from the December 7, 2002 Floyd Mayweather vs Jose Luis Castillo rematch
Floyd Mayweather vs Jose Luis Castillo
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FLOYD MAYWEATHER got a talking-to from his grandma Bernice after another woeful piece of public relations, then got his act together enough to outpoint Jose Luis Castillo in their eagerly-anticipated return for the WBC lightweight title on the Wladimir Klitschko-Jameel McCline card.

Mayweather had dethroned Castillo in April on a unanimous decision that did not please everyone, least of all the Mexican, who felt his late-rounds pressure had given him superiority.

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