The best boxing bout of the year 2005 and one of the best bouts ever!
For nine rounds Corrales and Castillo were exchanging vicious shots and combos and as the tenth round started both opponents were badly battered and bruised. Castillo dropped Corrales in the second round but Diego managed to beat the count. The bell tolled for Corrales several seconds later when he suffered the second knockdown. By that time he could hardly see with his left eye as it was badly swollen but once again he managed to get back on his feet – to lose one point for excessive spitting out of the mouthpiece.
It looked like and end of all hope for Corrales as both fighters were exhausted and looked hardly capable of performing a single violent attack. However, the half-blind Corrales managed to land a great punch which his opponent later called “a perfect right hand”. This shot rocked Castillo and was followed by a hailstorm of other punches before Tony Weeks, the referee, interfered.
Unfortunately, two years sharp from that day, on May 7, 2007, Diego Corrales was killed in a road accident in Vegas. According to the police reports, he rode his Suzuki motorcycle and struck the back of a car. Corrales was knocked off his bike, hit the ground and died on his way to a hospital.