“He Changed the Question”- Brian Castano Says Jermell Charlo May Avoid the Rematch

Published 07/20/2021, 5:30 AM EDT


Super welterweight champions, Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano, have some unfinished business, especially after the controversial split-decision draw in their recent title unification fight.

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Going till the final bell against each other, both men witnessed their prime moments in the ring. However, it didn’t fetch them the victory and the 154 lbs division is yet to see its first-ever undisputed unified world champion.

While Castano seems eager to rematch ‘Iron Man’, he believes Charlo may avoid it for the time. Although the Argentine boxer sees it happening, an immediate rematch doesn’t seem to take place anytime soon. Brian Castano connected with ESPN Deportes to shed light on the current scenario.

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He said, “I do not see much desire [from Charlo] to do a rematch, I think he wants to go in another direction. I want to unify, but when they told him about the rematch he changed the question, he said something else. I think he is going to wait a little while, take another fight and then fight with me. For me, my next fight is the rematch, that is what I want.” (H/T:- Boxing Scene)

Meanwhile, Jermell Charlo looked vexed after the official announcement of his fight against Brian Castano. Following a gruesome scrap, Charlo raised his hand after the final bell and seemed confident about bagging the win. He even voiced his disapproval towards the official results and had claimed the win.

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However, Castano had caused him enough trouble in the fight night. Despite the height and reach disadvantage, he rightly outclassed Charlo to secure the draw. Here’s a deeper look at the fight.

Jermell Charlo vs Brian Castano- The Absolute Slugfest

Coming into the bout, Charlo seemed confident about vanquishing his opponent. He had even vowed to stop Castano in the ring. However, the in-ring scenario was quite different. Despite all the claims and efforts, ‘IronMan’ couldn’t do much harm to his undefeated rival.

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Instead, Charlo fell prey to Castano’s aggression several times. Although he could fire back with some good shots, Castano was already exposing loopholes in Jermell Charlo’s game plan.

While none of the boxers could have had their hands raised, the rematch can clearly break the barrier and stage the first-ever undisputed unified super welterweight champion.

Do you think Jermell Charlo vs Brian Castano 2 will happen?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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