With a tie – with scores of 114-113 Chestnut, 117-111 Charlo and 114-114 – World monarchs Jermell Charlo and Brian Castaño saw the dream of becoming the first undisputed super welterweight champion buried Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas.
Both went up with all the intention of making history for their country in this category that has never had a single owner, but after a disputed fight where both did the same to defend themselves against the judges had to settle for the result.
“He’s a dangerous opponent (that’s why I didn’t throw more power shots) I was sure it would be a tough fight … I don’t know (if I would give a rematch) I have to talk to my manager. I have to discuss it with my team. I felt like I won the fight, something like this had never happened to me, “he said. Charlo, who held the super championship of the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation.
While Boxi Castaño stated:
“I felt like I won the fight. I want to ask for a rematch immediately, he hit me with a hand, but that does not mean that I won the fight. The fight had been won by me, he connected me a hand or two in the ninth or tenth and I felt the whole round. I recovered, but he is a great fighter, but I also have my thing. He’s a great fighter, but I need revenge, ”said the fighter who held the World Boxing Organization crown and his unblemished record of 17-0-2 with 12 knockouts.
From the start of the fight, Castaño sought pressure, with which he exposed the flaws in the style of the American monarch. Pressing with hooks and flies, Castaño hit at least the first half of the duel, leaving Charlo only to move along the ropes and releasing the jab only as a warning of what could happen.
Seeing part of the disadvantage, Twin Charlo’s corner sent him to pressure, to “not make things more difficult” and for the ninth round it worked, Well, with a nourishing combination, which he finished off with a lower hook, he hurt the Argentine, who moved on his legs to survive.
With greater confidence Charlo was more offensive the following rounds and for the eleventh round he played it again. However, a good preparation of the Argentine led him to skillfully survive the danger.
Both of them They came out to the last round ready to play everything and with the audience standing they ended the contest that has dyes of option for fight of the year.
Vidal added victory 13
The Uruguayan prospect took a majority decision victory Saturday night in the background fight. The 25-year-old fighter faced American middleweight Immanuwel Aleem in 10 rounds and after going all the way he won 97-93 and 97-93, while the third judge saw a 95-95 draw.
Vidal – who aspires to become the first Uruguayan boxing champion in the men’s category, following in the footsteps of Chris Namús and Cecilia Comunales – managed to recover to a slow start where Aleem took the lead thanks to a work to the body that was undermining little by little.
Despite Aleem’s urge and hunger, Vidal continued with his work and although at times they engaged in an exchange of blows, the Uruguayan managed to return each of the punishments until he convinced the judges to achieve the 13th victory of his career, with 11 knockouts.