Jorge Masvidal, Claressa Shields, and Boxing Twitter react to Controversial Draw in Brian Castano vs. Jermell Charlo

Published 07/18/2021, 12:28 AM EDT


Despite all the efforts, Jermell Charlo couldn’t create history tonight. The close fight which saw both men go violent on each other ended in a controversial split decision draw. While the result could have possibly seen Charlo have his hands raised, the 154 lbs division still doesn’t have an undisputed world champion.

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That said, Brian Castano also did enough to earn appraisals from the fans. The Argentine boxer unveiled his best side and held his own in the ring. However, it wasn’t enough to bag a monumental win.

The historic super welterweight title fight grabbed attention from the entire world. Hence, the bizarre outcome shook many people as they turned to social media and reacted to the fight. Not to forget, several elite fighters had Brian Castano winning the bout. Here’s how Netizens expressed their views on Carlo vs Castano via Twitter.

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The 12-round fight began with aggression and sheer intensity. It was an interesting contest, bringing two hard hitters against each other. Many fans had envisioned seeing an easy win for Charlo, however, ‘El Boxi’ took ‘Iron Man’ to the deepest corners. Castano landed haymakers and troubled his opponent throughout the bout.

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Although he received a response from the other side, ‘El Boxi’ didn’t seem to lose his focus. As the fight went deeper, both men began trading serious blows. Starting from body shots to hitting the face clean, Castano had several moments.

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However, a strong comeback from Jermell Charlo in the later stage turned the tables. ‘Iron Man’ outworked Brian Castano thoroughly in round 10, which took him to a lead on the scorecard. However, it didn’t fetch him the victory, as ‘El Boxi’ seemingly out-landed him on the night.

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Do you think Jermell Charlo had done enough to score his 35th professional win? Or was Brian Castano deprived of undisputed glory at 154? Let us know.

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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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