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Lenin Castillo rushed to hospital after Callum Smith knockout

:Headline: Lenin Castillo rushed to hospital after Callum Smith knockout:
An overhand right from the Liverpudlian midway through the second round caught Castillo flush on the temple.
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Lenin Castillo is responsive but has been rushed to hospital after being knocked out by Callum Smith on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight against Oleksandr Usyk.

An overhand right from the Liverpudlian midway through the second round caught Castillo (now 21-4-1, 16KOs) flush on the temple, leading referee Bob Williams to immediately halt the contest after the Dominican had hit the canvas.

Smith (28-1, 20KOs) jumped on the rope but cut short his celebrations in concern for his stricken foe, whose legs appeared to be trembling as paramedics swiftly entered the ring at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Castillo, 33, was treated for a few minutes where he lay before being taken away on a stretcher to applause from those in attendance after the light-heavyweight contest.

It is understood Castillo was conscious before being led away in an ambulance and promoter Eddie Hearn wrote on Twitter: “A horrible brutal knockout. Castillo is responsive and on his way to hospital.”

Smith, 31, was making his first foray at 175lbs after suffering the first defeat of his professional career last December, when Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez ripped away his WBA super-middleweight title.

He has since parted company with long-time trainer Joe Gallagher to link up with Buddy McGirt and Smith showed he has carried his power to the new division against an opponent who had never previously been stopped.

An uneventful first three minutes was followed by a dramatic end, with Smith’s short right hand finding its target to brutally end proceedings.

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1Chelsea1410313362733
2Manchester CityMan City1410222982132
3Liverpool1494143123131
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham147342517824
5Arsenal147251720-323
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs137151317-422
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8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves146351212021
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton144731315-219
10Leicester CityLeicester145452225-319
11Crystal Palace143741920-116
12Brentford144461719-216
13Aston Villa145181923-416
14Everton144371724-715
15Leeds UnitedLeeds143651320-715
16Southampton143651320-715
17Watford144191926-713
18Burnley131751420-610
19Norwich CityNorwich14248828-2010
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle140771630-147
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