Banner & Golden Gloves sign Ricardo “Piolo” Castillo - by Terry Pettifer
Banner Promotions President Art Pelullo
and Golden Gloves President Rodney
Berman have signed featherweight contender Ricardo “Piolo” Castillo, 38-7 with
25 knockouts, of Mexicali, B.C., Mexico, to a promotional contract.
Now 30 years old, Ricardo won the Mexican
featherweight title in his last fight
in July, 2009, and is a former North American Boxing Federation featherweight champion, as well. He is the younger brother, by five years of two-time WBC lightweight world champion Jose Luis Castillo, and is managed and trained by Pedro Moran.
Art Pelullo said, “We’re very happy to have signed Ricardo to a promotional contract. He’s a warrior in the great Mexican tradition and we have big plans for him. He will be getting opportunities for big fights in the near future.”