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Vassiliy Jirov vs Jorge Castro

Vassiliy Jirov vs Jorge Castro

Date: 1st February 2002

Venue: Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Title: IBF World Cruiserweight Title

Promoted by: Ray Leonard

Tv: HBO

Vassiliy Jirov
( 30 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 189 lbs

Jorge Castro
( 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.




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