Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)
For the first time in the four-belt era, the sport of boxing may have an undisputed champion in the 154-pound division. Having already secured the WBC, WBA and IBF super welterweight titles, Jermell Charlo is on a mission to secure the WBO belt as well. However, it won’t be easy. In order to complete his journey, he must go through the hard-hitting, tough-minded Brian Castaño of Argentina. While Castaño has knocked out 70% of his opponents, Charlot believes he has gotten better with each fight and he is prepared for the challenge.
“I’m much stronger than I was and I’m much faster. I feel like I’m ready,” Charlo said during a press conference on Thursday.
“It’s not just about the power — I’ve got power in both hands and power in every punch, from every angle. But I’m excited to be in this moment to be facing another champion. This is not just another opponent. I know he has a game plan and we will figure out what to do to him on Saturday.”
The time for talking has come to a close. Both Castaño and Charlo are in San Antonio, Texas to see who will walk away as the first undisputed super welterweight champion of the welterweight champion.
Odds, Predictions And More
- Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castaño
- Rolando Romero vs. Anthony Yigit
- Amilcar Vidal vs. Immanuwel Aleem
- Charlo (-240) | Castaño (+200)
- Romero (-380) | Yigit (+300)
- Vidal (-490) | Aleem (+370)
*Betting odds provided by CBS Sports
- Brian Campbell, CBS Sports | Charlo def. Castaño (MD, 12)
- Timothy Bradley, ESPN | Charlo def. Castaño (KO, 8 Or 9)
- Scott Christ, SB Nation | Charlo def. Castaño (UD, 12)
- Wil Esco, SB Nation | Charlo def. Castaño (TKO, 10)
- Raul Marquez, Showtime | Charlo def Castaño (TKO, 9-12)
- Patrick L. Stumberg, SB Nation | Castaño def. Charlo (SD, 12)
- Ryan Shepard, Def Pen | Charlo def. Castaño (TKO, 8)