Callum Smith Makes Incredible Comeback by Knocking Out Lenin Castillo on Joshua-Usyk Undercard

Published 09/25/2021, 2:33 PM EDT
Boxing – Callum Smith v Lenin Castillo – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Callum Smith during his fight against Lenin Castillo Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


The light-heavyweight encounter between Callum Smith and Lenin Castillo entertained the masses. Both the boxers fared well and showed their extraordinary skills to make the entire fight event even more captivating. However, in the end, Callum Smith came on top to bag a vital KO win to his name.

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Castillo, from the first bell itself, proceeded with his jabs. But Smith replied in style and even struck his opponent with a few good right hands. Later, he made a slight retreat and began reading Castillo’s style.

Both men exchanged some notable punches, but in round 2, Callum Smith flipped the tables when he outclassed his rival with a solid right hand.

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This punch left Castillo shocked, and he fell on the canvas then and there. Smith capitalized on Castillo’s weak defense and it took him no time to shock him with a powerful right hand. The impact of his punch was so bad that the 33-year-old fighter couldn’t move for a while.

Coming into this fight, the former super-middleweight champ had to prove a point. That said, his game plan in the initial seconds showed how badly he wanted a win. Castillo first began the attack on the Brit, but the latter had counter-attacks to offer his contemporary.

With his oppressive intent, Smith definitely got Castillo in his range in the first round itself. Later, he took a short time in round 2 to land his best punch, leaving the Dominican Republic fighter staggered.

Is Callum Smith ready to take over the light-heavyweight frame?

Smith already poses a lanky physique which will help him go all out in the light heavyweight frame. Moreover, with a blistering win against Castillo, he’s made a fiery statement in this division.

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With this special KO win to his name, Smith has now moved on to a whopping 28 wins. Right from an attacking approach to a defensive game, Smith has it all, and this will help him tremendously in his light-heavyweight run.

That said, the fans will unquestionably tune in for his next fights too, as they’d wish to see such special performances again.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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