Callum smith debuted at 175 pounds with a brutal second round knockout of the Dominican Lenin Castillo In England.
Smith He had not fought since December 19, 2020 when he fell by unanimous decision against Saul “Canelo” Álvarez and lost his world championship AMB at 168 lbs. That was his last fight in the category, and he decided to move up to 175 pounds.
And the debut could not be more explosive. Barely in the second round, a blunt right straight went dry in the face of Castle, who fell disconnected and convulsing in an ugly way. The referee stopped the fight immediately.
💥 Brutal what Callum Smith just did!
The Briton returned with a KO in the second round to defeat the Dominican Lenin Castillo.
KO of the year? 😱 pic.twitter.com/vq52UsSo80
– Boxeadores.cl (@boxeadorescl) September 25, 2021
Lenin Castillo was transferred to the hospital
The thrill of the knockout of Callum smith before the English public became silent, when Lenin Castle he did not fully recover. Doctors intervened in the ring and supplied the Dominican fighter with oxygen.
Finally, it was decided to move to Lenin Castillo Heading to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
Promoter Eddie hearn He reported that Castle I was answering on his way to the hospital.
A horrible brutal knockout. Castillo is responsive and on his way to hospital 🙏 #SmithCastillo
– Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) September 25, 2021