Jezreel Corrales vs Robinson Castellano Preview July 15th
The WBA Super World Super Featherweight Title will be on the line at the Forum in Inglewood, California this Saturday, July 15th when Robinson Castellano of Mexico takes on southpaw champion Jezreel Corrales of Panama in his second defence. Castellano won in an upset over Yuriorkis Gamboa in May when he stopped him after the eighth round in his last fight. Corrales last fought in January of 2016 when he beat Japan’s Takashi Uchiyama by a 12-round split decision. The 12-round bout can be seen live in North America on HBO while fans in the UK can catch the action on BoxNation.
Corrales vs Castellano Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Robinson Castellano +550
- Jezreel Corrales -900
Castellano is now 35 years old and will climb into the ring with a record of 24-12 with 14 Kos. He turned pro in 2002 and has 248 rounds under his belt since then. Castellano stands 5-feet-6-inches tall and has a reach of 68.5 inches. He’s not really a heavy hitter as his current knockout ratio is just 39 per cent. He hasn’t got the greatest chin around either as he’s been stopped in seven of his 12 losses. Castellano has won a couple of minor titles in his career and was stopped by Oscar Escandon in the seventh round for the Interim WBC Featherweight Title in March of 2016.
Castellano may not have the greatest record, but he’s beaten some fine fighters up to now such as Gamboa, Alberto Garza, Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Celestino Caballero and Rocky Juarez. He’s also been beaten by opponents such as Orlando Salido, Mikey Garcia, Sergio Reyes and Rene Alvarado. Castellano has won six of his last eight contests after losing 10 of his first 20 and will need to utilize his speed while working the champion’s body with digging combinations. Castellano is a hit and miss fighter as some nights he has it and some nights he doesn’t.
The 25-year-old Corrales is a southpaw and enters the bout with a fine 21-1 record along with 8 Kos. He’s currently on a 20-bout winning streak after losing his second pro fight by four-round unanimous decision to Jhonatan Arenas back in 2009. His biggest wins have been over Takashi Uchiyama (twice), Rene Alvarado, Irving Berry, Jonathan Perez and Walter Estrada. Corrales doesn’t have much in the way of power as his current knockout ratio is just 35 per cent. He turned pro in 2009 and has boxed 127 rounds since then. There’s not much of a size difference as the champ is 5-foot-6 with a 67-inch reach.
Corrales has had a lengthy layoff and is a good counter puncher and defensive fighter. But when you combine that with his lack of power it means he’s not exactly the most exciting boxer to watch. However, his power may be a little underrated and he’s facing an opponent with an unsteady chin. He’s on a bit of a knockout roll with five of his past seven outings ending via a stoppage. He lacks a bit when it comes to experience against Grade A opponents and this will be his first bout in America.
While Corrales may not be a world star at the moment and he may have some ring rust, he should have enough tools in his work box to beat Castellano and he’ll be hoping to achieve it by stoppage.
Corrales’ youth should be the difference.
Play: Corrales -900 @ 5dimes.eu
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