In professional sports many times athletes are linked together for their entire careers. They will constantly be compared to each other even when not competing head to head. Guys like Zion Williamson and Ja Maront where in the same drafty class, Trae Young and Luke Doncic where traded for each other on draft day. All five QB’s taken in the first round of this tears NFL draft will likely be compared to each other for the resort of their careers. Keyshawn Davis was one of the most touted and respected amateurs to come along in quite some time so when he and fellow amateur stand out Marc Castro both fought on the Canelo card at AT&T stadium the comparisons were inevitable. During the weigh in Castro was asked about the rivalry to which he said “it’s 3-0 what rivalry” He proved while the largest indoor crowd in history that poured in that at the current moment there’s no doubt. Castro moved his record to 3-0 (3) proved the superior prospect and takes home our Prospect of the Month award.
Castro, who won 17 national titles and multiple world titles as an amateur, had never been on a stage like he was on May 8th on the Canelo/Saunders card. Both the amateur was night going to suffer any stage fright. Castro came out blazing hot, firing power shots on Castillo, unloading power shots on his overmatched challenger. Putting on unrelenting pressure the corner could have and perhaps should have stopped the fight there. However, a tough as nails, Castillo battled on and Castro made him pay with one pin point accurate left hook after another badly busting open the nose of Castillo. Castro, who had one goal, to get his man out, stayed on the offensive, and changed it up and started unloading thudding right hands down on Castillo one in particular scored about 70 seconds into the the fourth round that wobbled his opponent and Castillo retreated. Like a dog on fear, Castro unleashed right hands on his wounded opponent ringing in the referee to finally call off the bout with just under a minute left to go in the fourth pushing Castro’s record to 3-0 with all three wins coming by way of stoppage. After the highly impressive performance he told DAZN’s DAZN Chris Mannix he graded his performance a a B- in the post-fight interview.
Castro will walk into a wide open division at 130-pounds that is at loaded with some high caliber young talent, Chris Colbert, Shakur Stevenson, Xavier Martinez and litany of other fighters. Castro is already fighting six rounders and should be moved along quite quickly in the upcoming months. A step up fight against the likes of Misael Lopez or Arnold Alejandro. Fortunately for Eddie Hearn Castro, who is also under the Matchroom USA banner, fights in the same weight division as Otha jones who suffered a draw and then a lost to underrated Texan Jorge Castaneda last month. That maybe an all action slugfest that could be made in the future should Castro keep on winning. The future in incredibly bright for the 21-year-old and could realistically be fighting for a world title as soon as 2023.