Jermell Charlo On Castano: “I Want The Fucking Knockout!”

Iron Man Charlo Wants to Nullify Scorecards in Castano Rematch!

Jermell Charlo (R) intends to knockout Brian Castano
Brian Castano (L), Jermell Charlo | Credit: Esther Linn/Andrew Hemmingway/Showtime

Jermell Charlo Seeking Knockout to Win Undisputed Match with Brian Castano


When WBA Super, IBF and WBC super welterweight champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (34-1-1, 18 KO’s) last stepped in the ring, he felt he was done an injustice. Iron Man left as though he’d already undergone similar wrong doing when he was saddled with a loss after facing Tony Harrison. In that situation, Charlo lost by unanimous decision. The unified champion would rebound quickly and defeat Harrison by eleventh round stoppage in their rematch.

Now, in his last bout, Charlo had a draw slapped on his record following his initial prizefight with WBO 154-pound champion Brian “El Boxi” Castano (17-0-2, 12 KO’s). The fact that the dustup was meant to crown an undisputed champion only makes the taste all that much more bitter. Supplied with this second opportunity, Iron Man has zero intention on letting victory slip through his fingers again.

ALL HEALED UP

One of the primary reasons that Charlo is so confident of success on this occasion is because he will be 100% going into battle. For his last match, Iron Man admits that this was not the case.

“You know sometimes my lower back get crazy on me, but I was having back spasms and all kind of stuff. But I don’t make any excuses for nothing, so that’s why I don’t speak on anything. So that’s why we going to go into this fight, I’m feeling good, I’m feeling healthy, I’m ready to go and I feel really good.”

KEEP THE JUDGES OUT OF IT!

Beyond feeling that he will be in superior physical condition, Charlo has every intention of keeping the final outcome out of the judges’ hands. To do so, Iron Man is putting his all into securing a knockout win.

“I want to get the fucking knockout! I want to knock this motherfucker out because I am the 154-pound champion and I’ve been a 154-pound champion because I been knocking motherfuckers out! Now I am going back to that!”

While this sentiment sounds good, we will still have to wait until fight night on May 14 to see how it all pans out!

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