Marc Castro (8-0) kicked off the Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin III undercard in style with a brutal knockout victory over Kevin Montiel Mendoza (6-2-2) in the fifth round of their super-featherweight contest.
There is a lot of expectation surrounding the youth and junior world amateur champion and it’s easy to see why. The young American puncher was in complete control all night as he dictated range with his feet while battering his foe with a piston right hand.
Montiel was left on wobbly legs at the end of the fourth as he was caught with a fast combination against the ropes. Then, as the fifth round commenced, Castro, keen to not let his man off the hook, began to walk down the Mexican road warrior.
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