Brian Castaño will seek this Saturday to become the first Argentine champion of the same category in the four most important boxing entities (WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF), when he faces American Jermell Charlo in a rematch fight that will take place at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, a city in Los Angeles County.
Castaño, WBO titleholder, had the chance to be the first Latin American to achieve it, but the controversial draw that harmed him in the first fight, on July 17, 2021, deprived him of that opportunity that Mexican “Canelo” Álvarez took advantage of months later. when he defeated American Caleb Plant and unified the super middleweight titles.
The fight will be the main one on a card that will be televised live on cable signals TyC Sports, starting at 11 p.m., and ESPN, starting at 9 p.m.
The controversial failure of the first match adds spice to a fight that has it by itself given the quality of the contenders, a sort of bitterness that was reflected especially in Charlo’s provocative attitude at Friday’s press conference.
The boxer born in Richmond, Texas, accused Castaño of faking an injury to postpone the fight originally scheduled for March 19 at the Crypto Arena (former Staples Center) in Los Angeles, which caused a harsh response from the Buenos Aires native.
The referee will be Californian Jerry Cantu. The judges will be all Americans: Glenn Feldman (from Connecticut), David Sutherland (from Oklahoma), and Zachary Young (from California).
As for the supervisors, the only one released so far is that of the FIB, the American Levi Martínez. It remains for the other three agencies to report theirs.
Of the four ring officials, only one was in a match for Castaño. Zachary Young was designated for the Teixeira fight on February 21, 2021, the night Brian dethroned him in a unanimous decision in Indio, California. His card was 117-111 for the boxer from Matanzas, born and living in the Buenos Aires town of Isidro Casanova.