Brian Castaño beats up Patrick Teixeira to win WBO title!
After pulling off a mild upset back in November of 2019 over Top Rank highly-touted prospect Carlos Adames (18-1, 14KOs) to win the vacant WBO junior middleweight title, Patrick Teixeira (31-1, 22KOs) will return to the ring for his first bout since to defend the title against former WBA “regular” junior middleweight champion Brian “El Boxi” Castaño (16-0-1, 12KOs).
Sporting an almost ten inch reach advantage, Teixeira came out in the opening round pumping the jab. Castaño wouldn’t be deterred as he would get on the inside of the reach and jab of the Brazilian champion and land some nice right hands and left hooks. The second and third rounds were primarily the challenger continuing to apply major pressure. He landed significant punches that kept the champion fighting off the back-foot, throwing nothing but a jab.
PRESSURE, PRESSURE, PRESSURE!!!
Continuously coming forward the shots to the head and body got nastier and clearly started to effect on the champion. Teixeira would land some nice left hands, however, his power shots were pretty nonexistent. Sensing their fighter was losing, the champion’s corner would attempt to give him a pep talk after the seventh round imploring him to pick it up!
Castaño would continue to have a lot of success landing shots at will! Left hooks and right hands to the head and body of Teixeira would slowly take a toll on the champion. In the tenth round Castaño would land a right hand that hurt the champion, leaving him retreating backwards towards the ropes.
After dominating the previous eleven rounds Castaño nearly got the twelfth round stoppage! A big left hook to the chin of a clearly tired and bruised Teixeira sent the champion retreating backwards even turning his back. A determined Castaño really poured it on constantly, hurting his tough opponent who showed true toughness.
An impressive performance ended with Castaño being crowned the new WBO junior middleweight champion by unanimous decision! The scores read 120-108×3 all for Castaño. This win sets him up for a possible undisputed junior middleweight clash against unified champion Jermell Charlo later this year.
By: Jerrell Fletcher