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Duran-Castro exhibition match in Argentina?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Sources reported from Argentina that 45-year-old former WBA world champion Jorge “Locomotora” Castro (130-11-3, 90 KOS) could reappear in the ring with 62-year-old Panamanian Hall of Famer Roberto “Mano de Piedra” Duran (103-16, 70 KOS) at Luna Park in Buenos Aires on September 7, but it’s not clear whether it’s as special guests or in an exhibition match or even a real fight. Duran and Castro met twice previously. Their first bout was in February 1997 in Mar del Plata, Argentina and Castro won a controversial ten round decision. The second fight, in June 1997, was won by Duran via decision over 10 rounds in the Nuevo Panama Gym, which today is named the Roberto Duran Arena.

The event is organized by Argentina Boxing Promotions headed Mario Margossian and will be headlined by former world title challenger Javier “The Beast” Maciel and IBF female super flyweight world champion Deborah Dionicius in separate bouts.

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