WBO junior middleweight champion Brian Castano is preparing for the fight of his life.
On July 17 from AT&T Center in San Antonio, Castano will challenge Jermell Charlo, who holds the IBF, WBC, WBA titles, in a full division unification to crown an undisputed champion at 154-pounds. Showtime will televise the contest.
Castano has studied a lot of Charlo’s fights and he’s going to take precautions to avoid getting caught by a big shot.
“I’ve seen Charlo knock down a lot of fighters with just one punch. That’s something to look out for. However, I have more of a variety in my arsenal than anybody he has fought before. If I have to be more aggressive and go for more power instead of finesse, rest assured that I can knock him down as well,” Castano said.
The undefeated Argentinian captured the WBO title in February when he dominated Patrick Teixeira over twelve rounds. It was his first fight since November of 2019.
He’s remained in the gym, training on a regular basis, to avoid the possibility of feeling rusty.
“Ring rust will not be an issue at all. I train every day. I spar three times a week. I’ve been training twice a day lately. I am in rhythm and in shape. I am coming for the four belts,” Castano said.
“On July 17, I can guarantee that I will bare my soul, I will leave my heart in the ring and do everything in my power to become the undisputed, unified champion of the world.
“I think that Charlo is in the prime of his career as well. That’s why I looked for this fight. This is the fight I’ve been looking for because we are both in the best moment of our career, and I want to take advantage of it.