When Panamanian Darmel Castillo ( 10W-10L-2D) stepped into the ring at the Queens Park Oval against Trinidadian Kirt Sinnette (17W-1L), his hopes of returning to his homeland with the Super Middleweight WBA-Fedecaribe Title were lost by TKO 2:42 seconds into the 4th Round.Under cool clear tropical skies of the capital city Port of Spain, Trinidad on May 03, 2009, the two boxers matched punches early, but the heavy hitter was Sinnette who stunned Castillo with his first knock down in round one with a swift right. In spite of Castillo’s quick recovery and returns, Sinnette’s punches took his opponent several times against the ropes in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, forcing Castillo to seek refuge by holding.
Sinnette proved his worth when he landed another power punch in the fourth, taking Castillo off his feet for his 2nd knock down for the night. Castillo made a slow recovery during the mandatory 8 count, and in spite of calls from his corner to retire, insisted he could continue. With the go ahead by the referee Tommy Thomas, Sinnette wasted no time leading with a quick sequence of left and right punches taking Castillo against the ropes and delivering his signature heavy right which rocked Castillos’ head back. With his back against the ropes, a bleeding nose, and a visibly dazed look, it was clear that it was the end of the night for Castillo, prompting the referee to end the fight and call in the ringside physicians.
President of the WBA-Fedecaribe Dr. Calvin Inalsingh congratulated Sinnette after the fight, as fight supervisor Shivana Inalsingh presented the belt. Sinnette now fills the vacant spot of WBA-Fedecaribe Super Middleweight Champion after the title was abandoned by the man who tarnished Sinnette’s perfect 18 fight record, Bahamian Jermain Mackey.