Jermell Charlo, WBA, WBC, IBF Junior Middleweight Champion, met Argentinian Brian Castanno - WBO Junior Middleweight Champion to fight for the title of undisputed professional boxing World champion. However, they failed to combine the titles in all four versions in the weight category up to 69.9 kg.
The fight, which lasted 12 rounds, took place in San Antonio (Texas, USA). According to its results, one referee gave the victory to Jermell - 117:111, the second referee preferred Castano - 114: 113, and the third recorded a draw - 114:114. Thus, it is likely that soon Charlo and Castano will meet again in the ring to determine the champion in a rematch. Neither bookmakers nor experienced gamblers from luckyjackpot.co could predict such an outcome.
Stats of the Fight
Jermell Charlo wants a rematch against WBO titleholder Brian Castano: “I believe I won this fight. I don’t think the fight was that close. Now I have to be the undisputed champion. I will agree to a revanche. I don’t know when, but I want to fight him again. Castagno entered the ring like a war. He could barely stay on his feet, but I could not knock him out. He’s pretty damn tough.”
Castano has a completely opposite opinion about the outcome of the fight and most experts take his side. The Argentinian also seeks a rematch: “It was a tough fight, but I believe I was robbed. I’m not taking anything away from Charlo, he’s a good puncher. He caught me with powerful hits, but I survived and won this fight. Needless to say, I want a rematch, because he still owns the three titles that I need and which, in my opinion, should be mine.”
We can define who is right if checking the stats of the fight:
● Castagno made 586 punches, 173 of which were accurate;
● Charlo made 533 punches - 151 of which found a target;
● The American jab was much better - 53 to 9;
● The Argentinian won in powerful strikes - 164 to 98.
Despite this course of the fight, one of the judges gave a crushing score in favor of Charlo - 117:111.
Ward Calls to Suspend the Referee
As evidenced by the referee’s notes, the key ones were the last three rounds, which the referees unanimously gave to the American. Nelson Vasquez saw Castano’s advantage only in the third, seventh, and ninth rounds. Meanwhile, Steven Weisfeld, although he gave the victory to Castano, gave in the tenth round 10-8 in favor of Charlo, despite the fact that there was no knockdown.
Following this news, the former two-weight world champion Andre Ward expressed on Twitter his outrage regarding the work of Nelson Vasquez, who made an inexplicable decision 117:111 in favor of the American. “Nelson Vasquez needs to be removed. This is not just a mistake, but incompetence,” he said.