What are the main things you’ve been working on in camp going
into the rematch with Castillo?
So winning the first time, you plan on not changing so many
Castillo in losing the first fight was most definitely still a
winner. Much like he was in his first fight with Floyd Mayweather
Jr. despite the scores favoring the opposite. However, in the
rematch, despite Floyd bringing a different fight plan into the
ring, Castillo just didn’t seem to be the same. Is there a
possibility the same can happen here with Castillo?
What makes this rematch so intriguing other than the fact than
knowing the first one was one of the greatest fights of all time?
Gabriel Olivera asks:
Wusup man? I want to congratulate you on your win over Castillo. Great fight! What do you plan to do differently this time. It seemed like he caught you flush many times w/ the uppercut. Is that something you and your team worked on? Do it again homie!
“Absolutely. Period, point blank is I don’t want to take all the same shots I took the last fight. That means I learned absolutely nothing from that fight. That means I absolutely learned nothing. So if I go in there and get hit with the same shots over and over again, well that means I'm a big ol’ dummy and I'm not feeling anxious to show that. But I mean, give Castillo a lot of credit, he’s very, very sneaky with the uppercut. He disguises and hide the uppercut so well, the guy gets a lot of credit for things he does on the inside and that’s one thing he does really well, he hides that uppercut. He actually pulls it to where you don’t really see it until the last minute and the next thing you know it’s right there, you know you really cant get a chance to get adjusted to it. But yeah, I'm working on things as far as that goes. I don’t plan on getting hit with the same shots. I don’t want to at least, but you know, hey, it all boils down to fight night.”
do you plan on spitting out your mouthpiece consistently in the rematch if Castillo gets on top of you again ??????
“Did he complain in the 8th round when I tried to fight without it for lord knows how long, I mean, probably about thirty seconds. Did he complain about all the low blows that I never complained about when all that time I could’ve gotten a five minute break. I mean come on man. It is what it is. Point blank, you look at the tape, “he pulled out the mouth piece”, yeah I pulled it out, I didn’t mean to drop it. It slipped out of my hand. The 1st one it flopped out, the second one I just wanted to get my breath. Tons of fighters done it, everybody in boxing seen it happen. Freitas spit his out. The mouthpiece didn’t hurt Castillo. I don’t care if I fight without the mouthpiece, I don’t really need these teeth. They have dentists that can put new ones in, I'm fine with that, I don’t really care. Bottom line, it comes down to this, mouthpiece came out, Tony Weeks did his job, he took a point. Did I mean to drop it? No, but bottom line, the official did his job. My job is to be aware of the count, get on my feet, continue to fight. But you know what, no matter what they or you say, it was an awesome fight.”
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