An excellent rematch tops a invoice at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, California this Saturday evening, with undisputed tremendous welterweight gold up for grabs between Jermell Charlo and Brian Carlos Castano.
Charlo vs Castano shall be broadcast on SHOWTIME within the USA.
The duo run again their unique assembly from July final 12 months, the place no man went dwelling as undisputed champion in a break up draw.
Charlo (34-1-1, 18 KOs) started his profession with spectacular wins in opposition to the likes of Demetrius Hopkins (UD12), Gabriel Rosado (UD10) and Vanes Matirosyan (UD10), and people forms of victory finally gave him a shot on the vacant WBC title in Might 2016.
John Jackson was the opponent, and the 31-year-old was effectively behind on the playing cards earlier than discovering an eighth spherical knockout punch to grow to be champion.
Three defences adopted earlier than a shock factors defeat to Tony Harrison on the again finish of 2018, however, after a comeback win, Charlo gained redemption with an eleventh spherical knockout win in a rematch.
The Texas native then added the WBA (Tremendous) and IBF straps to his assortment, knocking out Jeison Rosario in eight rounds.
Castano (17-0-2, 12 KOs) is the present WBO champion, and Charlo couldn’t add the lacking piece to the 154 puzzle, in what was a classic original meeting.
The 32-year-old appeared to have finished sufficient, however the ‘Iron Man’ completed off effectively, solely to be denied by a sinker of a 117-111 card in opposition to him that helped rule the struggle a draw.
The Argentine received the belt in February final 12 months, when he expertly routed Patrick Teixeira on the playing cards. He additionally has a draw with the gifted Erislandy Lara on his slate, and is a powerful, stress fighter.
Prediction: Charlo learnt quite a bit in having to regulate to stay with Castano final time, and loved a powerful end to no less than earn a share of the spoils. I imagine he can have learnt from that have, and he can take a detailed however deserved factors win.
Ennis clashes with Clayton
Additionally in motion on this card is the tremendous gifted Jaron Ennis, and the heavy-handed welterweight bides time in his bid for world title stardom by taking a scheduled twelve rounder with Canada’s Custio Clayton.
Ennis (28-0, 26 KOs) has been sparking out first rate opposition, and hasn’t been taken the gap since 2017.
The Pennsylvanian knocked out Thomas Dulorme inside a spherical final outing, and previous to that, he halted Sergey Lipinets in six, who took Clayton the gap and held to a draw October 2020.
Clayton (19-0-1, 12 KOs) took a ten spherical determination win in his final struggle over Cameron Krael in December 2021.
Prediction: Ennis is a particular expertise, and I can’t see Clayton derailing the present hype prepare. ‘Boots’ can get the job finished right here with one other spotlight reel efficiency, successful earlier than midway.
Kevin Gonzalez (24-0-1, 13 KOs) ought to stay unbeaten with a factors win in his tremendous bantamweight ten rounder with Emanuel Rivera Nieves (19-2, 12 KOs), whereas on the similar weight and over eight rounds, Marlon Tapales (35-3, 18 KOs), a former WBO world champion, can win early in opposition to Jose Estrella (23-18-1, 16 KOs).
The ultimate ten rounder comes at middleweight, the place Marcos Hernandez (15-5-2, 3 KOs) might have all ten rounds to handle Brandyn Lynch (10-1-1, 8 KOs) in a rematch of their eight spherical break up draw from January final 12 months.
The opposite eight rounder is at light-weight, the place Jerry Perez (13-1, 10 KOs) is coming off a knockout loss, however can return to kind with an inside schedule win in opposition to Erick Lanzas Jr (10-0, 7 KOs).
In a pair of heavyweight six rounders, Geovany Bruzon (6-1, 5 KOs) ought to cease Steven Lyons (5-8-2, 2 KOs), and Gurgen Hovhannisyan (2-0, 2 KOs) can do the identical in opposition to Jesse Bryan (20-6-2, 16 KOs).
Anthony Cuba (3-0-1, 2 KOs) can take a factors win in opposition to Oscar Acevedo (7-0) at light-weight, and Jose Perez (9-1-2, 4 KOs) can even file a win on the playing cards in opposition to Anthony Chavez (9-2-1, 3 KOs).
In 4 spherical motion, welterweight Jose Mejia ought to debut with a stoppage win in opposition to Matthew Reed (1-2, 1 KO), and Luciano Sanchez can win his battle of the debutants in opposition to Adrian Silva.