Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Carlos Castano fight preview, prediction, start time, how to watch
This Saturday, an undisputed champion could be crowned in the super welterweight division when unified IBF, WBA and WBC champion Jermell Charlo (34-1) steps in the ring with WBO champion Brian Carlos Castano (17-0-1).
The winner will become the first undisputed super welterweight champion since 2004 and will be the division’s first undisputed champion in the four-belt era. They winner would also be one of only two active undisputed champions with Josh Taylor currently reigning as undisputed super lightweight champion.
Jermell Charlo first became world champion at super welterweight in May 2016 when he won the vacant WBC belt. After three successful title defenses including wins over Erickson Lubin and Austin Trout, Charlo suffered his first professional loss and his WBC belt to Tony Harrison losing via controversial unanimous decision in December 2018.
In the following December, Charlo would get his rematch with Tony Harrison coming out victorious this time around winning via 11th round stoppage.
In September, Charlo unified his WBC belt with the IBF and WBA after defeating former unified champion Jeison Rosario by 8th round knockout.
A native of Argentina, Castano worked his way up through regional fights before increasing his profile by coming over to the United States fighting on low-profile undercards.
After winning the WBA Interim Super Welterweight title, Castano went on to win the WBA Regular World title. He would vacate the belt after fighting Erislandy Lara to a draw. Castano won the WBO belt in his most recent bout against Patrick Teixeira in February when he defeated him by unanimous decision.
How Jermell Charlo becomes undisputed champion
Jermell Charlo is the most talented boxer in the super welterweight division as he has proven he could win a fight in a variety of ways. In this fight, he will need to use his ability as a technical boxer to defeat Brian Carlos Castano.