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Ryan Garcia, Oscar De La Hoya, Claressa Shields, and Other Pros Congratulates Jermell Charlo as He Knocks Out Brian Castano to Become Undisputed Champion

Published 05/15/2022, 1:12 AM EDT

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The four-belt undisputed junior middleweight clash between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano set the ring at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California on fire. Moreover, the rematch on May 14 was their second showdown after their bout in July 2021 ended in a draw.

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Charlo put his WBA, WBC, and IBF championships on the line. Meanwhile, Castano risked his WBO title. The ‘Iron Man’ came into the bout with a stellar record of 34-1-1. He also had 18 impressive knockouts under his belt.


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Meanwhile, Castano came with an impressive undefeated record of 17-0-2.

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Jermell Charlo reigns as the undisputed king at 154 lbs

Both the fighters had stellar entrances at the beginning of the fight.

The fight was an equal matchup, with both fighters having their moments.


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The close bout kept boxing fans at the edge of their seats.

However, the entire showdown turned around during the 10th round. Charlo, like a man possessed, delivered two consecutive knockdowns.

He was declared the winner by KO, making him the first undisputed champion in the junior middleweight division.

The boxing world reacts to the Charlo vs Castano 2

The bout was a highly anticipated event, even for the boxing royalty. In fact, many of them took to social media to let their thoughts known.

Unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. mentioned that he was looking forward to the bout. Moreover, he was present at the arena to watch Charlo vs. Castano rematch.

Similarly, undisputed female light middleweight champion Claressa Shields mentioned how Charlo showcased a spectacular performance focusing on his movement and jabs. She also congratulated him on his win.

One of the best active lightweights, Ryan Garcia was also impressed by the performance of both the fighters.

However, he missed the stellar finish. Nevertheless, he congratulated Charlo on his win.

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya also congratulated Charlo on his win. Moreover, he added that he loves a warrior.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.