Berchelt’s WBC junior lightweigh
Jezreel Corrales vs. Robinson Castellanos
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time: 9:50 p.m. ET/PT.
Venue: Inglewood, California (HBO)
Jezreel Corrales and Robinson Castellanos fight Saturday at the Forum for the WBA Super World super featherweight title.
Jezreel Corrales enters this fight with a 21-1 record that includes eight knockouts. Corrales has won his last 20 fights, and he’s coming off a December win over Takashi Uchiyama. Corrales still hasn’t lost since his 2009 fight against Jhonatan Arenas and will be defending his belt for the second time. Corrales is a 25-year-old boxer from Panama, who stands at 5’6”, has a 67 inch reach and is a southpaw. Corrales is a solid counter puncher, has above average defense and has deceptive power despite just eight knockouts. Corrales has won five of his last seven fights by knockout, which includes a KO win over a great Japanese fighter in Takashi Uchiyama. Corrales has certainly thrown his name in the hat as one of the better pound for pound boxers given his young age. This will be Corrales’ first fight in the United States.
Jezreel Corrales, in my opinion, is the weak link in the division, out of the champions that is, he is an unbeaten world champion in his own right, and of course, a very good world class fighter, but I just believe, in this order, Lomachenko, Davis, Berchelt, are all better. Corrales, I believe he should be in a unification bout soon, but for the near future, this is a good fight for him, a tough, experienced fighter with nothing to lose, still skilled enough to have more wins that losses, can punch, great way to stay active in the ring.