“I Won This Fight”: Jermell Charlo Unhappy With Split Draw Against Brian Castano

Published 07/18/2021, 12:54 AM EDT
ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Jermell Charlo during his bout against Tony Harrison for the WBC World Super Welterweight Championship at Toyota Arena on December 21, 2019 in Ontario, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)


The bout between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano ended in a disheartening draw. Both the fighters came out with the best game plan of their boxing careers and looked to smother each other with their absolute classic boxing prowess. Also, with their sheer brilliance, they kept the hardcore and casual boxing lovers on their toes throughout.

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In a post-fight interview, ‘Iron Man’ gave his take on this bout and he lauded his contemporary’s performance. He said, “The draw was, you know, wouldn’t what I wanted to hear. If anything, I won this fight. I hurt him way more than he did. And Brian Castano is a top warrior. He gave a lot of people problems but, like I said, my power’s some serious at this weight division.”

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The fight didn’t begin on a sublime note for Charlo, but in the second round, he tried to turn the tide in his favor. However, the underdog, Castano, who was in his own flow, landed some thunderous hits on ‘Iron Man’.

At one point in the fight, it seemed as if the Argentinian boxer would knock Charlo out. But the latter kept control and held his nerves to counter-attack Castano with his fiery jabs and solid right hands. He had his fair share of moments inside the ring and round 10 saw Charlo going all out against his rival.

However, Castano put the pressure back on Charlo and took this fight to the last bell.

Did Jermell Charlo really win this fight?

Charlo did give his best in this encounter, but he just didn’t seem on Castano’s level. Even the boxing stats firm, CompuBox, revealed that Castano outlanded Charlo.

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Despite that, the ‘Iron Man’, with his jabs, convinced the judges that ‘El Boxi’ was not the better boxer on the night. Given the magnitude of the bout and the result, it’ll be interesting to see whether this pair gets to fight each other in a rematch soon.

What did you make of the super-welterweight fight and result?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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