The tremendous welterweight world title unification bout between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano has led to a cut up draw, making Tim Tszyu’s hopes of getting a shot on the belts no clearer.
The playing cards learn 114-113 Castano, 117-111 Charlo and 114-114 after 12 rounds in San Antonio, Texas. Boxing writers have been surprised by the cardboard in Charlo’s favour, from choose Nelson Vasquez. So too was main promoter Lou DiBella.
Castano due to this fact retains his WBO belt, whereas Charlo stays the WBC, WBA, IBF and Ring Journal champion. Tszyu referred to as out Castano however could properly have to attend for a rematch; and the Aussie star is more likely to take one other struggle beforehand anyway, towards British veteran Liam Smith in Australia throughout September. Tszyu (19-0, 15 KOs) is ranked the WBO’s No.1 contender.
Each males raised their fingers after the struggle and it turned out that each have been proper. Every regarded bemused because the playing cards have been revealed.
American star Charlo (34-1-1, 18 KOs) tried to assert victory, having fought again properly after a stellar begin from Castano.
“If something, I gained this struggle. I damage him far more than he damage me,” Charlo mentioned.
“Brian Castano’s a troublesome warrior, he will give some folks some issues, however my energy is one thing severe at this weight division.
“My coach instructed me I wanted a knockout within the ninth spherical. This comes with boxing – wins, losses and attracts.”
Argentina’s Castano (17-0-2, 12 KOs), by way of an interpreter, additionally claimed victory.
“I gained the struggle. There have been some rounds he hit me laborious, however I gained the struggle,” he mentioned.
“I did sufficient to win the struggle.
“I hope there is a rematch. He is an amazing fighter, me too. I want the rematch.”
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