Charlo vs. Castano … Junior Middleweight Title Unification – it’s a DRAW

By David Martinez / dmboxing.com

In what was billed as a battle for the undisputed 154-pound championship, WBA/WBC/IBF champion Jermell Charlo (34-1 / 18 by KO) took on WBO champion Brian Castano (17-0-2 / 12 by KO) 다운로드.

They fought a very intense, action packed bout, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, which resulted in a 12-round split decision draw python 첨부파일. The bout was nationally televised on Showtime.

The winner of this fight would have been the first undisputed champion in this weight class since the 1989 축구 경기 다운로드.

The opening round was more less a feel out round, but in round two Charlo stunned Castano. But Charlo couldn’t pull the trigger and Castano finished the round 다운로드.

In round three, Castano came back and buckled Charlo’s knees with a left hook along the ropes, as the fight began to shift his way.

Castano applied constant pressure on Charlo, to win most of the middle rounds 다운로드. He simply out worked Charlo in every category expect the jab, and seemly was ahead after the end of the ninth round.

In between rounds Charlo’s trainer Derrick James told him that he needed a knockout to win, and Charlo came storming back with a huge tenth round. He also won the last two rounds using his jab and backing up Castano.

When the official judges’ scorecards were read, it was 114-113 Castano, 117-111 Charlo, and 114-114 a draw. My score was 115-113, seven to five in rounds in favor for Castano. Note: the judge that had Castano 114-113 gave Charlo a 10-8 round in round ten.

There should be a rematch immediately, but I don’t seem that likely anytime soon, as both boxers walk away with their respective title belts.

Because of the styles, I predicted that Charlo would have his hands full. Castano is one tough cookie and he showed it in the fight.

In the amateurs, I had known that Castano had beaten current WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and also Sergiy Derevyanchenko. Castano complied an outstanding amateur ring record of 181 wins against only 5 losses.

I also thought Castano won his March 2, 2019 WBA super welterweight title fight with Erislandy Lara. Ironically that bout also ended in a 12-round split decision draw!

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