Jermell Charlo On Brian Castano: “I’ve Been Training For A Tough War”

Jermell Charlo has no intentions on overlooking Brain Castano

Poster for the Jermell Charlo v Brian Castano undisputed super welterweight bout
Jermell Charlo v Brian Castano poster

Jermell Charlo has no intentions on overlooking Brain Castano

In his next bout, WBA Super, IBF and WBC World super welterweight champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (34-1, 18 KO’s) is chasing history. On July 17 Charlo will face WBO World super welterweight champion Brain “El Boxi” Castano (17-0-1, 12 KO’s) for undisputed. The winner will emerge the first undisputed super welterweight champion in the four belt era. The Texas native understands the grand stage in front of him and embraces the challenge.


It’s safe to say that Charlo will enter the bout as the significant favorite. This should not be surprising. If nothing else, the unified champion is wildly more popular and recognized than the Argentine boxer. Being this as it may, Iron Man is not willing to chance underestimating Brian Castano. Like himself, as he told to Brain Custer on the Last Stand Podcast, he realizes that El Boxi is putting in the hard work as well and harbors the same desires of undisputed glory.

“I’ve suffered a lot in my life already. I don’t think that Brian Castano could make me suffer more than I’ve already suffered in my life with the things that I have been through throughout my life, and my people. And I am going to wear that strong on my back, it’s a cape. So I am not going to let someone come out of nowhere that never been in this type of predicament, as well as adversities that I have faced, say that he is going to make me suffer more.”

“Maybe he was just talking, maybe that was some narrative that they want to paint, but when you get in there, it’s just me and him. So no matter what he got to say or feel, we going to have to see what he got to do. We going to see what he can take and what I can take and we going to see who going to win that night. May the best man win. Forget the belts, the belts are already on the line, the belts don’t matter. I got three of them and I put in work to get those three and he put his little work in and his management moved him the right way to get his belt.”


Certainly, the only thing that Jermell Charlo believes as certain is the fact that he will defeat Brian Castano. In his previous effort, Iron Man dispatched of Jeison Rosario in a very memorable eighth round destruction. He was able to put him down a total of three times in the match.

Ultimately, Rosario was belted to the body and quickly reduced to writhing on the floor like an epileptic succumbing to seizure. The unified champ would love to recreate such a dramatic finale again. However, instead he is focused on his hard training camp.

“If I could land the right clear shot, I don’t know if he will be able to get with that many shots, or even take that type of power that I’m about to possess. On July 17, I don’t want to predict a knockout, I just like to have tough wars. I know he is a rugged, war fighter but that’s what I been training for . . . tough wars and I put it all out in the gym! I trained very, very hard.”

Only time will tell who is fated to walk away the undisputed champion. The winner will make super welterweight history. Yet, no matter who secures that quartet of titles, 3kingsboxing will be there to report the news.

By: Bakari Simpson

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