Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano 2 fight results, highlights: Charlo becomes undisputed champ with vicious knockout

The first fight between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano was a thriller with an inconclusive outcome as the four-belt junior middleweight unification ended in a draw. The pair clashed on Saturday night, with both men looking to make a statement. The two did just that as both delivered some thrilling moments in the ring before Charlo scored a knockout in round 10 to become the undisputed king of the division.

The fight got off to a late start after Castano arrived late at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. With Jaron “Boots” Ennis taking care of business in the co-feature in just two rounds, Castano needed time to get his hands wrapped, sweaty and put on some gloves.

If the delay in the start of the fight had an impact on Charlo, he didn’t let it show. Charlo immediately showed some key tweaks in the July 2021 clash with Castano, pumping out a steady diet of punches and being much less content with his back to the ropes as Castano pushed forward.

Castano would eventually start to find success with his forward movement, landing good right hands in an attempt to stop Charlo’s jab. As Castano found more success, Charlo responded with heavy left hook counters and the action escalated dramatically with both men landing brutal power punches.

As the fight progressed into the second half, Charlo’s movement once again took over the fight. Castano was able to drop his hands successfully less often and Charlo started to clearly grasp his attempt to land a fight-changing left hook.

In round 10, that left hook finally came when Charlo landed a shot that led to Castano hitting the canvas on a delayed knockdown. As Castano beat the count, Charlo stormed in with a fight-finishing flurry, ending with an uppercut and a left hook to the body. The bout caps a two-fight rivalry that saw both men show tremendous heart and skill but ends with Charlo as a man holding four world championships at 154 pounds.

Asked about the time frame to start the fight, Charlo dismissed the situation that was affecting him in any way.

“You know, I just got into the fight,” Charlo said. “I don’t care if I’m late. I don’t care who’s early. Once I get to this place, I gotta get on it.”

Charlo and Castano exchanged kind words after the fight, with Castano saying the difference between the draw and the knockout loss was just “he hit me”.

Having now won all four world titles at 154 pounds, Charlo suggested his future could be an attempt to make the same weight class.

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“It’s a legacy,” Charlo said. “That’s something legendary. I’m a legend. Thank goodness. I’m not done, dog. I might go to 160 and see if I can do it again.”

There is a problem with any potential middleweight takeover, however, as Charlo’s twin brother Jermall holds the WBC world championship at 160 pounds.

CBS Sports was with you the whole way Saturday, so be sure to tune in to live results and highlights below.

Fight card, results

  • Jermell Charlo (c) beats. Brian Castano via TKO in the 10th round
  • Jaron Ennis defeated. Custom Clayton by KO in the second round
  • Kevin Gonzalez defeats. Emanuel Rivera via unanimous decision (96-64, 97-93, 98-92)

Charlo vs Castano 2 scoreboard, live coverage

Charles ten ten ten 9 ten 9 ten 9 ten TKO 87
Castano 9 9 9 ten 9 ten 9 ten 9 84

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