Brian Castano targets KO of Jermell Charlo in rematch – ‘I do believe that I won the first fight’

Jermell Charlo vs Brian Castano 2 for undisputed 154-pound title live on Showtime from Carson, CA

WBO super welterweight titleholder Brian Castano faces unified WBC, WBA and IBF champion Jermell Charlo in the rematch at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California on Saturday, May 14. The pair battles it out for the undisputed 154-pound title headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event live on Showtime.

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The rematch comes nine months after they went toe-to-toe for 12 grueling rounds in July 2021. Both men appeared hurt during the action before the bout was eventually ruled a split draw.

Charlo vs Castano 2 tickets can be purchased via TicketNetwork and Vivid Seats.

The date when the fight airs live in the UK and Australia is Sunday, May 15. International live stream is expected on FITE TV – subject to confirmation.

Ahead of the event Brian Castano held a media workout. Check out below what the champion from Argentina, along with his father and trainer Carlos Castano, had to say from Knockouts Boxing in South Gate, CA.

Brian Castano: My message to the fans is that I’m going to leave it all in the ring. We’re going to be lifting up all four belts on fight night

“I’m very happy to be fighting in front of the Latino fans in Southern California. My message to the fans is that I’m going to leave it all in the ring. We’re going to be lifting up all four belts on fight night.”

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“I do believe that I won the first fight. It might have been by a small margin, but I won it. This time, we’re going to try everything to make sure we don’t leave the fight in the hands of the judges.”

“I was training with one hand for quite a few weeks after the arm injury. But right now I really feel better and stronger than ever.”

“I come to do my job. He can come in yelling and screaming, but I don’t really care. I’m focused on the task and just doing what I need to.”

“We had a lot to learn from the first fight with Charlo. One of the biggest things that I learned is to be more cautious at times while I’m in the ring. He’s powerful, but I’m going to bring my power too. We learned from the first fight and we’re going to correct any errors we made.”

“I’m always going to fight whoever the fans want me to face. Give me the name, and I’m ready to go. I want to fight the best. Elite opponents are what motivate me.”

“Our press conference was intense and our exchanges definitely motivated me a lot. He saw a different fight than I did, if he saw himself winning eight rounds. I don’t know what he saw, because I felt like I won by two points.”

Brian Castano padwork
Brian Castano padwork | Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Carlos Castano: We know Charlo’s potential, and that he’s got great power

“This rematch is going to be a hard fight. It is going to be an even closer fight than the first one. We have to be prepared for everything entering the ring.”

“We are ready to fight all 12 rounds. It is going to be 12-rounds full of action. We know Charlo’s potential, and that he’s got great power. If it were up to me, I would prefer to get the knockout, but I also know we have a tough opponent.”

“I look at Brian first and foremost as a boxer. When he is training, inside the ring, during the fight – I am his trainer. Outside of the boxing gym, I am then his father and he is my son.”

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