Undefeated Carlos Burgos
(25-0, 18 knockouts) of Tijuana, Mexico has scored a twelfth round
stoppage of Ricardo “Piolo” Castillo (38-8-1, 25 KO’s) in a WBC
featherweight title eliminator before a sell-out
crowd in Guadalajara.
The 22 year old Burgos,
nephew of former world champion Victor Burgos caught
Castillo, the younger brother of former two-time WBC
lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo, with a
hard left hook to the chin at the start of the fight but Castillo landed
some telling punches on the inside in an effort to negate the reach
advantage of Burgos.
Castillo hit the canvas in
the second round from what seemed like a legitimate punch but referee
Marty Sammon of California ruled it a slip.
As the fight progressed the
WBC No.2 ranked Burgos began to connect with the more telling punches.
Going into the so-called
championship rounds the younger Burgos looked the fresher fighter and
when Castillo didn’t come out of his corner for the twelfth and final round Burgos was awarded the TKO victory and
took a major step towards a shot at the world title.
In his last fight Burgos
scored a spectacular 12th round stoppage over the tough and
durable Juan Carlos Martinez to successfully defend his WBC Caribbean
Boxing Federation title on January 15, 2010.
He also scored a 6th
round TKO win over Yogli Herrera in a scheduled ten round bout on
October 9, 2009 dropping Herrera in rounds 3 and 6. Herrera is the same
fighter who lost a six round unanimous decision to WBO featherweight
title challenger Bernabe Concepcion of the Philippines who battles
undefeated Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez for the title in Puerto Rico on
The 30 year old Castillo
was a former two-time world title challenger and was ranked No. 8 by the
WBC. Besides being the Mexican featherweight champion Castillo was also
the former NABF champion, the former WBC Latino super bantamweight
champion and the former Mexican super bantamweight champion.