Castano Has a Controversial Draw with Charlo, Romero and Vidal Win – Video Highlights, Photos & Post Presser

Castano Attracts with Charlo, Romero and Vidal Win

By Robert Brizel, Head Actual Fight Media Boxing Correspondent

 San Antonio, Texas (July 18th, 2021)– Within the USA Showtime Premier Boxing Champions primary occasion at AT&T Middle in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday night time, July 17, 2021, world champions Jermall “Iron Man” Charlo and Brian Carlos Castano battled to a 12 spherical break up resolution attract a excessive stakes tremendous welterweight world title unification mega bout. It was the second time as World Boxing Affiliation World Tremendous Welterweight champion Castano drew with a gift or world champion, having drawn in a WBA title bout with Erislandy Lara in 2019.

Castano dominated the bout. On this reporter’s view, choose Nelson Vazquez, who scored the bout 117-111 for Charlo with out desire for Latinos, ought to have his head examined.

 Charlo, 34-1-1 with 16 knockouts, Houston, Texas, The World Boxing Council, World Boxing Organisation and Worldwide Boxing Federation World Tremendous Welterweight champion, and WBA World Tremendous Welterweight champion Castano, 17-0-2 with 12 knockouts, Buenos Aires, Argentina, noticed all three scorecards of the judges go three alternative ways. Castano simply outworked Charlo after 12 rounds. Like his bout with Lara, Castano once more was unable to get the deserved resolution over the promoter’s favourite son, bringing again reminiscences of Saul Alvarez versus Gennady Golovkin I theft draw. Castano gained no less than 9 of the twelve rounds on aggression, work charge, and punches landed. Charlo appeared to land some good pictures just a few rounds, hurting Castano, and holding his personal all through. He nonetheless acquired outworked by Castano, who was on level.

 Castano tasted Charlo’s energy early, and each defenses have been tight. Charlo’s energy made it tougher for Castano than earlier opponents to get inside, nevertheless it was bang shot for bang shot. Charlo went for the physique of Castano, then acquired tagged with hooks. Castano landed overhand proper fingers as he closed the gap at occasions, with Charlo unable to land efficient counters. Castano left hooks to the physique and jaw rocked Charlo. In response, Charlo tried straight left jabs, adopted by the proper hand. Castano managed to interrupt the hole between the 2 combatants.

 Charlo simply couldn’t crack Castano’s excessive guard protection. Each males had components to battle for. Castano was on his honeymoon, having simply gotten married together with his spouse in attendance. Charlo was combating after the delivery of his son Jermall Charlo Jr. Castano cleverly pressured Charlo shifting ahead, touchdown large overhand proper pictures adopted by lefts to the physique when Charlo unexpectedly acquired briefly trapped on the ropes. Charlo couldn’t shake Castano at any level, couldn’t break both his spirit or his protection, and didn’t look good.

 Charlo unloaded in spherical 10, utilizing the left energy jab adopted by the proper, and doubling left hooks, however Castano remained shifting in entrance of Charlo, and wouldn’t fall. Each males went at in championship rounds 11 and 12, with Charlo dominating the aggression, however Castano touchdown efficient counters. Castano landed extra punches on Charlo than all earlier opponents, the telltale statistic which gave him the bout general.

 At 5’11” with 72 inches attain, Charlo had a 3 and a half inch peak benefit, and a 5 and a half attain benefit. Castano, very similar to the late Rocky Marciano, has to shut distance towards his opponents with come ahead strain, and he has to get inside successfully whereas sustaining a superior protection. Marciano went via hell with Roland LaStarza twice, and Castano was in a position to outwork Charlo by and enormous. Charlo was too sturdy to be stopped. A excessive stakes rematch between these two warriors by promoter Al Haymon is unlikely, given the contrasting types, and Castano’s dominance with efficient in combating.

 Outcome: Mind Carlos Castano Draw 12 Jermall Charlos, Tremendous Welterweights

Scoring: 114-113 Castano. 114-114 draw. 117-11 Charlo. Referee: Hector Afu

Castano retains World Boxing Organisation World Tremendous Welterweight title

Charlo retains World Boxing Council World Tremendous Welterweight title

Charlo Retains Worldwide Boxing Federation World Tremendous Welterweight title.

Charlo retains retains World Boxing Affiliation World Tremendous Welterweight title

 AT&T Middle Undercard Outcomes

 Rolando Romero TKO 7 Anthony Yigit, Lightweights (1:54)

Romero wins interim World Boxing Affiliation World Light-weight title

Las Vegas vet 14-0 Romero teed off on Yigit, who was 5.2 kilos chubby, and ineligible to win the title. Romero had Yigit down in spherical 5, twice in spherical seven. Romero penalized some extent in spherical 5 for hitting Yigit off the break. Romero needed it greater than southpaw Yigit, Stockholm, Sweden, 24-2-1, and got here in to win. Not an in depth bout.

 Amilcar Vidal Win Majority Determination 10 Immanuwel Aleem, Tremendous Middleweights

Large win for 13-0 Uruguayan Vidal. Virginia’s 18-3-2 Aleem unable to win any of final three bouts in final three years, going 0-2-1 over 30 rounds and never profitable on 9 scorecards.

 Bakhram Murtazaliev Win 8 Khiary Grey, Tremendous Welterweights

19-0 Russian prospect Murtazaliev over 16-6 Grey of Massachusetts.

 Pedro Rubio Jr. Win 6 Eric Manriquez, Lightweights

13-0 Californian prospect Rubio selections 7-13-1 Houston Texas journeyman trial horse Manriquez, who’s a depressing 1-12-1 with one No Contest in his final fifteen outings.

 Amed Medina KO 4 Reginald Hinson, Featherweights

Creating 3-0 California prospect Medina knocks out 1-0 Hinson. Scheduled for 4.

 Roberto Zavala Jr. KO 4 Levi James West (Professional Debut), Heavyweights

2-0 Texas heavyweight prospect Zavala ruins professional debut of West. Scheduled for 4.

 Xavier Nunez TKO 4 Roberto Alfaro, Featherweights

2-0 Texas prospect Nunez wins opening bout on card. First of three consecutive aggressive untelevised preliminary bouts to finish within the fourth spherical at AT&T Middle in San Antonio.





WBA Interim World Light-weight Champion Rolando “Rolly” Romero Stays Undefeated in Co-Foremost Occasion and Unbeaten Amilcar Vidal Jr. Wins Majority Determination In Telecast Opener

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SAN ANTONIO, TX (July 18, 2021) – In an epic battle between two of boxing’s elite, WBA, WBC and IBF Tremendous Welterweight World Champion Jermell Charlo and WBO counterpart Brian Castaño battled to a 12-round break up resolution attract the principle occasion of motion stay on SHOWTIME from AT&T Middle in San Antonio, Texas in a Premier Boxing Champions occasion.

Each Charlo (34-1-1, 18 KOs) and Castaño (17-0-2, 12 KOs) laid all of it on the road of their quest to grow to be the primary ever undisputed 154-pound champion within the four-belt period.

“Shout out to San Antonio for coming via. The win is what I needed to listen to,” stated Charlo. “I gained this battle. I harm him far more than he did to me. Castaño is an actual warrior. However my energy is critical at this weight division.”

“I gained the battle,” stated Castaño. “There have been some rounds that he did hit me and he hit me arduous. However I gained this battle. I wish to thank San Antonio. I wish to thank SHOWTIME and Al Haymon for this battle. It was an awesome alternative.”

Each champions flashed their energy early on. Castaño was staggered by a counter left hook within the second. He returned the favor within the third, buckling Charlo together with his personal left hook towards the tip of the body.

Houston’s Charlo discovered success within the center rounds by boxing and shifting from the surface. Castaño was simply as efficient when he was in a position to maneuver Charlo towards the ropes and unload rapid-fire mixtures. The Argentine saved Charlo on the defensive for a lot of the ninth, focusing his assault to the physique.

Instantly after that spherical, Charlo coach Derrick James implored his fighter to select up the tempo. Charlo responded together with his greatest spherical within the 10th, bouncing off the ropes with a left hook that left Castaño on shaky legs for a lot of the stanza. Within the penultimate spherical, Charlo picked up the place he left off, touchdown extra large pictures on a tentative Castaño.

“My coach instructed me I wanted the knockout within the ninth spherical and I simply knew he knew what he was speaking about,” stated Charlo. “I belief my coach. This comes with boxing – wins, losses and attracts.”

“I used to be harm within the 10th spherical and I needed to recoup,” stated Castaño. “Similar with the start of the 11th spherical. However I did sufficient to win this battle. I hope I get the rematch. He is a good fighter. I would like the rematch.”

With the battle hanging within the stability, each fighters let their fingers go within the remaining spherical. In keeping with CompuBox, Charlo landed 151 of 533 (28.3%) punches within the battle to Castaño’s 173 of 586 (29.5%). Castaño held a slight benefit in energy punches, touchdown 164 of 400 (41%) to Charlo’s 98 of 246 (39.8%) whereas Charlo out-jabbed his opponent by a major margin, touchdown 53 of 287 (18.5%) to Castaño’s 9 out of 186 (4.8%).

After 12 rounds the choose’s scores have been break up, with a rating of 117-111 for Charlo, 114-113 for Castaño and a 114-114 draw, ending the battle in a split-decision draw.

“He threw a hell of a whole lot of punches. My abilities and my means and my energy – I felt like I gained this battle and I should be going residence undisputed,” stated Charlo. “I’m glad to have fought for undisputed. It’s completely different. I nonetheless maintain my titles. I can’t wait to get residence to my infants, take a break from boxing after which get again to the drafting board and see what’s subsequent. I wish to be undisputed. That’s what I need. That’s my future.”

Within the co-main occasion, Rolando “Rolly” Romero (14-0, 12 KOs) delivered one other spectacular knockout, flooring Anthony Yigit (24-2-1, 8 KOs) 3 times on his method to a seventh-round TKO victory to retain his WBA Interim World Light-weight Title.

Romero managed the motion all through, punishing southpaw Yigit to the pinnacle and physique.

“I gained’t charge my efficiency however I acquired a vicious knockout and I harm him a number of occasions within the battle. Each time I landed one thing, I harm him,” stated Romero. “The European model is at all times awkward and he was an even bigger dude. He’s a 140-pounder. If I had these further 5 kilos, I might have gotten him out of there earlier.”

“I knew he was going to return in sturdy and type of power it,” stated Yigit. “So, I attempted to tempo myself in the beginning to see the place I had him. He was very aggressive and he knew easy methods to make the most of all his strengths. Honest play to him.”

The primary knockdown occurred within the fifth when, instantly after having some extent deducted for hitting on the break, Romero despatched Yigit crumpling to the canvas with a brief proper to the temple. Yigit rose to his ft on wobbly legs and was saved by a bell that rang moments later.

“He was harm [in the fifth] however the bell rang so I didn’t have time to complete him,” stated Romero. “If I had that further time, I might have gotten him. He was holding, he didn’t actually wish to have interaction as a result of he was actually harm. He was scared.”

Yigit ate extra bombs within the sixth however couldn’t stand up to them within the seventh as Romero dropped him, this time with a 3 punch-combination. Romero pounced as soon as Yigit rose, unleashing volleys till a left hook floored Yigit a 3rd time, forcing referee Rafael Ramos to halt the motion at 1:54 of the seventh spherical.

“I wouldn’t thoughts doing it once more,” stated Yigit. “He was a troublesome opponent and I preferred the battle we have been having. There may be some type of mutual respect within the ring and I felt that from him. So, it felt nice figuring out that I went within the ring and we revered one another and gave it the perfect we had.”

“The punches he landed clear, I noticed them coming,” stated Romero.” I’ve to work on extra mixtures. I had a foul camp – in the beginning I harm each of my ankles and my proper hand. I used to be in a automotive accident every week and a half in the past. My physique was nonetheless sore from that but I nonetheless took the battle.

“I must go to 140. It’s my pure weight class. I really feel I’ll be rather a lot stronger. I used to be at 135 for, what, 4 years now? It’s about time I transfer up.”

Within the televised opener on SHOWTIME, Amilcar Vidal Jr. (13-0, 11 KOs) remained unbeaten with an exciting 10-round majority resolution over a decided Immanuwel Aleem.

“I assumed that was in my favor,” Aleem stated. “I didn’t really feel like he gained seven rounds. I anticipated him to be sturdy however after we fought on the within within the later rounds, I assumed I gained these. After I was shifting early on, I didn’t assume he had something on me. I assumed I gained the later rounds too. If we are able to, I’d like to run it again.”

“It was an awesome battle towards a very robust opponent, however the fruits of my labor alongside my brother throughout coaching camp paid off and I by no means misplaced my cool,” stated Vidal. “I imagine I used to be a good winner, however I’m not right here to argue in regards to the rating. I could have misplaced my approach in a few rounds, however I regained management of the battle and I’ve as a lot as I took.”

After a feel-out first spherical, each fighters started letting their fingers go within the second as Aleem (18-3-2, 11 KOs) peppered Vidal with jabs from the surface and Vidal bore in with heavy pictures to the pinnacle and physique.

Uruguay’s Vidal loved his greatest spherical within the sixth, trapping Aleem alongside the ropes and touchdown a left hook to the ribs that brought on the Richmond, Virginia native to double over in ache. Two extra rights snapped Aleem’s head again moments earlier than the bell sounded.

Simply when it appeared Vidal had seized management, Aleem roared again within the seventh, protecting the battle at a distance and touchdown mixtures. Aleem loved a good higher eighth, momentarily staggering Vidal with a left hook. The see-saw motion continued over the ultimate two rounds, each giving pretty much as good as they acquired as the gang roared their appreciation. In the long run, one choose had it even at 95-95, whereas the 2 different noticed it in favor of Vidal by scores of 97-93.

“Like I instructed you earlier than the press convention, it’s about going step-by-step,” stated Vidal. “We took a significant one tonight, and now my promoter will let me know what’s subsequent. I’ll be prepared. Uruguay can relaxation straightforward figuring out Amilcar Vidal is right here to remain.”

Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will replay Sunday, July 18 at 9 a.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME and Tuesday, July 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME Excessive.

On Friday, July 23 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, ShoBox: The New Technology will have a good time its twentieth anniversary with a stacked tripleheader headlined by a battle of unbeatens between tremendous middleweight prospects Kalvin Henderson and Isaiah Steen from Heartland Occasions Middle in Grand Island, Nebraska on SHOWTIME.

Veteran sportscaster Brian Custer hosted the SHOWTIME telecast whereas versatile fight sports activities voice Mauro Ranallo dealt with blow-by-blow motion alongside Corridor of Fame analyst Al Bernstein and three-division world champion Abner Mares. Three Corridor of Famers rounded out the SHOWTIME telecast crew – Emmy® award profitable reporter Jim Grey, unofficial scorer Steve Farhood and world-renowned ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. The manager producer was four-time Emmy® award winner David Dinkins, Jr. The telecast was directed by Bob Dunphy. Former junior middleweight world champion Raúl “El Diamante” Márquez and sportscaster Alejandro Luna served as professional analysts in Spanish on Secondary Audio Programming (SAP).

Tonight’s occasion on SHOWTIME was promoted by Lions Solely Promotions and TGB Promotions. Romero vs. Yigit was co-promoted with Mayweather Promotions.





Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent

Robert Brizel – Head Boxing Correspondent

Robert is the Head Boxing Correspondent for Actual Fight Media Boxing since 2013. Robert can be a photographer and ringside reporter for the RCM Tri State area which incorporates NJ, NY and PA. Robert conducts unique interviews, gives historic boxing articles and gives editorial ringside protection of main boxing occasions. You may contact or observe Robert on Fb and by e mail at [email protected]

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