Promoter Gary Shaw has announced the third fight between WBC Lightweight champion Diego Corrales and Joel Casamayor will be televised by Showtime on October 7th. No venue yet.
I like Corrales big in this one. Casamayor has aged greatly and in his last fight against Lamont Pearson that was televised recently on ESPN he looked fat and out of shape. He was listed as 136, but I'll hazard to guess that on fight night he was close to 150. Casamayor's real age has always been a source of speculation. He's listed as 35 but could be even older.
I saw the second Corrales vs. Casamayor fight in person. Back then, Casamayor was still a great mover with great legs, but not anymore. Since that loss, Casamayor has become a little heavier and moves in and out much less frequently. My feeling is that his legs are shot. I think he'll be more susceptible to Corrales' heavier shots as he becomes more stationary.
On a final note, I feel that Joel Casamayor is the dirtiest fighter that I have ever seen - ever. The way he uses that head of his is absolutely criminal. However, he has refined it and perfected it to such an extent and to such a degree that most of the inept referees out there today don't even catch on.
Good fight and one that I am glad was made. One thing you can say about Diego Corrales is that he takes on all comers. The guy is a fighter.