QUOTE(BrutalBodyShots @ Oct 25 2007, 11:29 AM) [snapback]362318[/snapback]
I hear you. I actually think Castillo against Hatton and Morales against Pacquiao III are very similar in terms of the way they were stopped. Shit almost even the same round. In both cases you have a fighter at the end of his career taking on a ROUGH opponent. A quick guy that's going to work the body and come at you all night. I think when both were on the canvas they each knew inside that it wasn't going to be their night. Morales made it pretty clear he knew this. Castillo I think just didn't want to put himself through another Corrales/Castillo I type fight. Even though we disagree on this Fitz, you don't find it curious that Castillo showed no discomfort from the fight ending body shot?
I don't think it was ever going to be another Castillo-Corrales I type fight. Hatton was too young and too much in his prime for a Castillo who, although not totally shot, was definitely on the down side of his career.
However, the shot landed was, no pun intended, a brutal body shot. Although Castillo didn't show facial pain, it cannot distract from the precision and energy zapping power of that shot.
Have you ever been hit hard in the liver?
I just think it took everything out of him. EVERYTHING.