Diego Corrales (37-1, 31 KOs)
vs. Joel Casamayor (29-1, 18 KOs)
Oct. 4, 2003 a Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nev.
This fight was a long time in the making between two of the premier lightweights of their time. Casamayor, the Cuban southpaw, had reeled off victories over Juan Jose Arias, Yoni Vargas and previously undefeated Nate Campbell since suffering his only career defeat -- a 12-round unanimous decision at the hand of Acelino Freitas. Corrales. The only blemish on Corrales' record came two years earlier against a 24-0 youngster named Floyd Mayweather Jr. "Chico" struggled mightily to make the 130-pound contract weight in the first of three meetings between these two gladiators.
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