Jorge David Castaneda picks Up Big Road Win!
Junior lightweight prospect Youssef Khoumari (13-0-1, 5KOs) will look to extend his unbeaten record when he takes on fellow prospect Jorge David Castaneda (14-1, 11KOs) on Saturday October 30. Their scheduled ten-round tussle will be the fourth fight of 2021 for Khoumari. Not only has he been extremely active, he’s also coming off of the biggest win of his young career. In his last ring appearance, he eked out a majority decision win over former WBO world title challenger Vicente Martin Rodriguez (39-8-1, 21KOs).
Not yet a world ranked contender, the unbeaten Khoumari is looking to inch closer to obtaining that objective. To do so, he must continue his winning ways. His opponent, Jorge David Castaneda, is relatively unknown. However, if you look at his resume, one name sticks out. Otha Jones III, the highly decorated and accomplished amateur turned pro, would be upended by Castaneda in both men’s last fight. The result of their fight ended with a majority decision going the way of the underdog Castaneda. Not only was that a huge win for him, but it was also the first professional defeat for Jones.
It’ll be interesting to see which man has his hand raised in this boxer versus puncher matchup.
TRADING QUALITY LEATHER
The opening round was essentially a jab fest. Both men came out looking to establish their jab in hopes of finding the proper distance for them to get their shots off. After a couple of even rounds, Khoumari would really start to assert himself. His jab was still very much a factor. On the front foot, he would throw and land some nice, effective right-hands and left hooks to the body of Castaneda.
Youssef Khoumari really put his offense on display in the second half of round five. He would throw and land a mean jab, right-hand combo that clearly shook up the American prospect. Round six was perhaps the best two-way action of the fight. Khoumari unleashed a nasty uppercut and wicked body shots, only to be matched by Castaneda unleashing hard rights and left hooks to the body and head.
Round 8 was huge for Castaneda as he landed a big left hook that badly hurt Khoumari. Oddly enough, while he did come forward, it wasn’t the type of pressure you’d like to see from a fighter fighting in his opponent’s backyard. However, after overcoming the middle rounds, where he appeared to lose, he would close the show strong in the final two rounds.
At the fight’s conclusion, Castaneda would be announced as the winner via a majority decision. The scores were 95-95 and 97-94 and 96-94. This is a big win for the prospect now contender.
By: Jerrell Fletcher