Jermell Charlo and Brian Castaño battle for the undisputed 154-pound championship, which headlines action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, July 17, from AT&T Center in San Antonio in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Carlos Castano Fight
Castano first made waves on the world stage when he traveled to France and beat the very solid Michel Soro for the WBA interim belt in in 2017. He defended the belt in France again against Cédric Vitu in 2018. His next defense would see him face his toughest opponent, former titlist Erislandy Lara. His fight with the Cuban former amateur world champion ended in a draw and Castano retained. However he was stripped of the title when he refused to travel to France once again for a rematch with Soro. He earned his WBO belt in a relatively easy outing against Brazil’s Patrick Teixeira.
Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Carlos Castano: Fight Card
Rolando Romero vs. Austin Dulay – lightweight – Romero’s interim WBA lightweight champion
Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano – super welterweight – undisputed super welterweight title, Charlo’s WBC, WBA and IBF titles, Castano’s WBO title
Amilcar Vidal vs. Immanuel Aleem – middleweight
Main Card (SHO, 9:00 pm ET)
Jermell Charlo (34-1, 18 KO) vs Brian Castano (17-0-1, 12 KO), junior middleweights, 12 rounds, for undisputed championship (Charlo’s WBC, WBA, and IBF titles and Castano’s WBO title)
Rolando Romero (13-0, 11 KO) vs Anthony Yigit (24-1-1, 8 KO), lightweights, 12 rounds (Yigit missed weight)
Amilcar Vidal (12-0, 11 KO) vs Immanuwel Aleem (18-2-2, 11 KO), middleweights, 10 rounds
Jermell Charlo vs Brian Carlos Castano Full Fight When Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano meet on Saturday night, they’ll have the chance to make history. Never before has there been an undisputed 154-pound champion in the four-belt era, and though Charlo is the betting favorite and has a better resume than his opponent, Castano is still an awfully dangerous opponent. And Charlo knows it.
Here’s everything you need to know about Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano, including the odds, their records and a prediction on who will win. 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. “I’m the type of fighter that is always going after you,” Castano said. “I’m always there to pressure you. Even though Charlo said that I don’t have anything he hasn’t seen before, he has never seen anybody with my fighting style. “I’ve seen Charlo knock down a lot of fighters with just one punch. That’s something to look out for.
However, I have more of a variety in my arsenal than anybody he has fought before. If I have to be more aggressive and go for more power instead of finesse, rest assured that I can knock him down as well.” Despite Charlo’s mediocre-looking knockout percentage, he has one of the best punches in the junior middleweight division. It’s the kind of shot that could end a fight quickly, and it might be a good antidote to Castano’s style. If Charlo can find Castano’s chin, that is.