Julio Castillo added the sixth gold medal for the Ecuadorian delegation at the Valledupar Bolivarian Games. The 'tricolor' boxer beat Colombian M
Julio Castillo added the sixth gold medal for the Ecuadorian delegation at the Valledupar Bolivarian Games.
The ‘tricolor’ boxer beat Colombian Marlon Hurtado in three rounds in the heavyweight category (91 kg).
Castillo maintained a strategy that allowed him to limit Hurtado, who began with great effervescence, supported by the local public.
Already in the second round, Castillo was precise hitting with his jab and combining with his right fist to accumulate points over his rival.
Finally, in the third episode, Castillo was very cerebral in enduring the attacks of a desperate Hurtado who knew that the fight was slipping away, and with it the medal.
“We had been training, people thought we were retired, but we are here whole, it shows in our reflexes and speed,” said the boxer at the end of the fight.
At 34 years old, Castillo confirms his brilliant moment in the ring, accumulating a gold medal in the Bolivarian and South American Games, two silvers and a bronze in the Pan American Games and a second place in the 2019 World Cup.
The sacred notes of the National Anthem are sung, thanks to the GOLD obtained by Julio Castillo, Bolivarian heavyweight boxing champion (81-91 Kg.).
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July 1, 2022