Javier Castillejo

Javier Castillejo

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Francisco Javier Castillejo (born March 22, 1968) is a boxer from Spain. He is the former WBA World Middleweight Champion, and has also previously held the WBC World Light-Middleweight Championship, giving him recognition as one of the few currently active fighters to have held highly-regarded World Championships in two different weight classes. He has fought against stars Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Sturm, Fernando Vargas, Julio Cesar Vasquez, Michael Rask and Mariano Natalio Carrera, and others. He's got eight World titles and six European's. Keith Mullings and Felix Sturm were his rivals in world title conquest. Castillejo is considered the best Spanish boxer in history.


Nicknamed "El Lince de Parla" ("Parla's Lynx", in English), Castillejo is a native of the Parla area of Madrid. He currently resides and trains in Madrid.

Professional career

Castillejo made his professional debut on July 22 of 1988, when he outpointed Ángel Díez over six rounds in Madrid. He had an immediate rematch with Díez, on September 2 of the same year. Their second fight resulted in Castillejo's first knockout win, when he beat Diez in the fourth round. On November 4, he had his first fight outside Madrid, and his first knockout win in the first round, when he beat Juan Perez in Torrejon.

Castillejo had four more wins, before he was defeated for the first time. On August 19, 1989, he lost an eight round decision to Del Bryan, in Benidorm. But he followed that...
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