WCBS 4-Man Lightweight Tournament” underdog Irving “Poderoso” Castillo (12-2, 8 KOs) wants to win the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Latino Lightweight Championship belt by defeating pre-tournament favorite and hometown hero, Luis “Koreano” Torres (15-0, 10 KOs), in the June 2nd championship final
The 10-round main event championship final of the inaugural “WCBS 4-Man Lightweight Tournament,” presented by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions (RJJ Boxing), will headline the June 2nd installment of RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS®.
All the action will be streamed live and exclusively from Palenque de la Expo in Obregón, Sonora, Mexico, on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, starting at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. To sign-up for UFC FIGHT PASS, please visit www.ufcfightpass.com.
The 21-year-old Castillo defeated Isai Hernandez Renteria by 8-round majority decision in this past June’s tournament semifinals.
“It was a very tough fight because my opponent’s style was just to go forward throwing punches,”
Castillo reflected. “It was a great fight. I learned a lot to control the fight with my distance. My respects to Isai Hernandez. He is a great fighter. It was a great victory for my career.
“I have always wanted to fight for a title. It is what we always work for and thanks to that victory over Isai, I am presented with this opportunity to fight in the final of the World Cup Boxing Series for the WBC Latino title.”
Torres vs. Castillo will be contested in a 10-round match and, if needed, an “overtime” round will be held to declare a winner in the event of a draw upon the conclusion of the scheduled distance. The World Boxing Council (WBC) sanctions the tournament. The winner will become the new WBC Latino Lightweight Champion, as well as receive a world rating from the WBC.