Charlo Defeats Castano to Become Undefeated Champion


Castano continued his undefeated streak.

USA’s Jermell Charlo overtook Argentina’s Brian Castano by a 10-round knockout to become the first undisputed light middleweight champion in history.

WBC, WBA and IBF champion Charlo, 31, won Castano’s WBO belt in Los Angeles to unify the division.

“It’s incredible,” Charlo said. “I gave everything and that was the end result.”

After trading the opening round, Charlo began to climb to the top and sent his 32-year-old opponent to the canvas twice in the 10th inning.

A body shot followed by a left hook dropped previously undefeated Castano to the floor.

He worked hard on his feet, but finished Castano with a left head and another body shot.

“It was the first knockdown, so I was sure he would get back up, but I knew it was over,” Charlo said.

Charlo’s record is currently 35-1.

He is the seventh boxer to hold four belts simultaneously, following Bernard Hopkins, Terrence Crawford, Saul ‘Canello’ Alvarez and Scotland. Josh Taylor.

The gracious Castano paid tribute to his opponent by calling him a “champion”.

“We both fought back and forth. It was hard back and forth, and his right hand came and stopped the fight. He is the champion. He beat me. He caught me,” he said.

“We have shown that we are warriors. That is the most important thing. We have to feed our families.”

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