During the build-up to Saturday’s fight, Castano has heard endlessly about how great of a power-puncher the 31-year-old Charlo is, and he agrees. Charlo does punch hard, but Castano wants him and the boxing public to know is that he’s got power too.
Castano Looking To Pull Off An Upset
A win for Castano would be considered an upset in the eyes of boxing fans and the oddsmakers, who have Jermell as the favorite.
Part of the reason for that is Charlo has looked good lately with his knockout wins over Jeison Rosario, Jorge Cota, and Tony Harrison.
“This is the most important fight for me and for my family,” said Brian Castano to Fighthub. “I’m waiting for July 17th to come for a war, and I’m going to make everybody proud.
“I’ll be making history for Argentinian boxing with something no one has ever achieved before, but I don’t like to get ahead of myself.
“I want to put my best foot forward on Saturday night, make Argentinian proud, and hopefully become the champion that everyone hopes I can be,” said Castano.
Castano: I Have My Power
“He’s definitely an elite fighter, someone that is probably stronger than anyone I’ve ever faced, the one with the most power, but besides that, he’s someone that I’m more than willing to face,” said Castano about Jermell Charlo.
“It’s really about what I’m capable of against a fighter like Charlo, but he has his own power, and I have mine,” said Castano.
It’s going to be interesting to see who emerges as the winner in this contest on Saturday.
Jermell Charlo: -275 (bet $275 to win $100) | Brian Carlos Castano: +220 (bet $100 to win $220) | Draw: +1600
Charlo has an implied win probability of 73.33% with the -275 money line odds. Those odds can be expressed as a fraction of 4/11 or a decimal of 1.363.
Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Carlos Castano: Tale of the tape
Jermell Charlo (-275)
Record: 34-1-0 (18 KOs)