Date: 1st February 2002
Venue: Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Title: IBF World Cruiserweight Title
Promoted by: Ray Leonard
( 30 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 189 lbs
( 119 - 7 - 3 )
Weight: 187 lbs
Jirov was defending his IBF world cruiserweight title for the 6th time when he met former world middleweight champion, Jorge Castro, at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jirov proved too big and youthful for Castro and won by unanimous decision.
Scores: William James 119-110 | Aaron Kizer 119-110 | Lou Moret 119-110.
Castro won the right to challenge Jirov by forcing former world champion Imamu Mayfield to retire after 8 rounds in an IBF final eliminator four months earlier.