Jermell Charlo stops Brian Castano in the 10th round

Jermell Charlo stops Brian Castano in the 10th round

Jermell Charlo made history last night as he became the first-ever undisputed super welterweight champion.

Charlo vs. Brian Castano II took place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, and saw a back-n-forth brawl between the two top of the sport super welterweights.

The two faced off last year in an absolute thriller of a bout that ended with a split decision draw, in the anticipated rematch, Charlo made sure to not leave it up to the judges.

As the bout passed the midway point, Charlo began to pull away and let his hands go. In the tenth, Charlo landed a few flurries that dropped Castano to put an end to the bout and become the first-ever unified super welterweight champion.


Following the right hook to the body, number one ranked Ring contender, Castano, had nothing left to offer Charlo. Previously undefeated, the 32-year-old from Argentina walks away from the bout with a 17-1-2 record with 12 KOs.

Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs) walks away from the bout with the unified belts. Now holding the Ring, WBO, IBF, WBA, and WBC straps, the 31-year-old just continues to build his legacy.

With all belts around Charlo’s waist, it’s hard to tell who he’ll meet in the ring next. Likely it will be undefeated Australian Tim Tszyu. However, we could see WBC, IBF, and WBA’s top challengers such as Sebastian Fundora, Bakhram Murtazaliev, and Israil Madrimov get the next crack at Charlo.

After such a spectacular performance last night, who would you like the see Charlo face next?


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