Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Carlos Castano: Undisputed 154-Pound Title Fight Agreed to take Place on Showtime
By Darshan Desai – Twitter – @KingDD_21: Unified WBA, WBC, and IBF 154-Pound champion Jermell Charlo (34-1, 18 KO) have agreed on terms with fellow Titleist and PBC-managed WBO Champion Argentina’s Brian Carlos Castano (17-0, 12 KO) for an undisputed fight in the Summer to be televised on Showtime in either June or July.
Charlo-Castano will likely headline a card in Charlo’s home state of Texas and is likely to take place in Houston according to Boxingscene.com. The Official date and venue have not been confirmed as of today. This fight was originally reported to take place as a co-main event to a Spence-Ugas 3-belt Unification Pay-Per-View but is now reported to headline a Showtime Boxing Non-PPV telecast.
La Nacion, an Argentinean national newspaper, first reported that a deal was in place for Charlo-Castano this week and an official announcement is imminent. Both boxers are affiliated with Al Haymon’s PBC and TGB Promotions making this fight very simple to materialize.
Jermell Charlo captured the vacant WBC Super-Welterweight title in 2016 against John Jackson (20-2) and made 3 successful defences against top-15 Junior Middleweights including a close encounter with Austin Trout and a highlight reel KO against Erickson Lubin.
Charlo lost his title via upset victory to 27-2 Tony Harrison in a controversial decision and seek a rematch but first took care of Jorge Cota. In a much-anticipated rematch, Charlo showed his power and stopped Harrison in the 11th-round in an entertaining and thrilling fight.
Due to the pandemic and no gate, Showtime decided that they would put on a super card which would be televised on PPV with two Showtime Tripleheaders put into one headlined by each Charlo brother. On September 26, Charlo unified with new WBA, IBF champion Jeison Rosario stopping him with a brutal jab to the stomach in the 8th-round.
Castano fought Cuban southpaw Erislandy Lara at the Barclays Centre in March 2019 to a split-decision draw to retain his WBA Super Welterweight title and ‘break-out’ in the USA. Castano was stripped of his title for not fighting mandatory Michael Soro in his home country of France.
After Brian Carlos Castano became a two-time champion by convincingly outpointing Brazillian Patrick Texiera, Charlo made it clear that Castano was the only fight he wanted and now Charl0-Castano will take place June/July on Showtime for the Undisputed Super-Welterweight titles.
Charlo-Castano is a very competitive matchup at super welterweight and the winner would guarantee themselves a place on the notorious P4P list. Charlo, a favorite in the matchup, would likely move up to Middleweight should he win and target a mega-fight with one of the champions there although unifications at 160 have been difficult to make.
Jermell Charlo has dismissed that this fight is agreed yet on Twitter but stated that negotiations will happen and that this is the fight he wants next.
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