Castano has a relentless, aggressive style, and the fact he had a draw with Lara in Castano’s 16th professional fight should let you know about the skills he possesses. He doesn’t necessarily have fantastic one-punch knockout power (Charlo has an iron chin, anyway), but his overwhelming pressure will make for a tough fight on Saturday night.The fight night will begin on Saturday, July 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
A badly dehydrated-looking IBF/WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo and WBO champ Brian Castano successfully weighed in on Friday at the weigh-in for their bout this Saturday night at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Charlo (34-1, 18 KOs) weighed in a pound under the limit at 153 lbs and looked dried out and emaciated from water loss.
Although Charlo says he walks around at 157lbs and easily makes weight, he didn’t look it today. Jermell looked thin from water loss.
For his part, undefeated Argentinian Castano (17-0-1, 12 KOs) weighed in at 153.25 lbs and looked physically better. He didn’t look like he’d taken off a lot of water weight to get down to the 154lb limit.
Charlo – Castano Heated Face-Off
During the face-off, both fighters menacingly stared at each other. Charlo looked like he wants to eat Castano up. I mean, there was a look of pure anger on Jermell’s face during the staredown.
When Castano, 31, turned away to look at the crowd, Jermell continued to stare at him with a mean look on his face.
Castano appeared to notice out of the corner of his eyes that Jermell was still looking at him, so he turned around and faced him for another brief staredown before giving up on the mental psych game, turning away to pay attention to the boxing and media.
Is Jermell Charlo overconfident?
With the self-confidence that Charlo has shown during the build-up to this fight, he’ll have an egg on his face if he loses to Castano. Jermell, 31, has been acting like the victory is already in the bag for him.
All week, Charlo has seemed totally unconcerned with the threat Castano poses to him, which is strange. In Charlo’s past fights against Jeison Rosario, Tony Harrison, and Erickson Lubin, he’s not had the same cocky attitude as we’ve seen with the Castano fight.
That suggests that Jermell’s recent three-fight winning steak may have gone to his head, making him believe he can walk on water.
Hopefully, Jermell hasn’t forgotten the tough road he traveled to get to this point in his career because it could end badly for him if he’s not entirely 100% focused on Castano. This is a fighter that would likely beat everyone that Jermell has ever fought before.