Argentine Brian ‘Boxi’ Castaño will be presented as World Boxing Association Super Welterweight Champion this Saturday at La Seine Musicale de Boulogne-Bilancourt in Paris, France, and will do it before the local Cedric Vitu, in a Ringstar France boxing card.
Castaño had already made two fights for the Interim WBA title, the first when he was crowned in his native Argentina before Puerto Rican Emmanuel de Jesus by way of knockout, and the second one when he made his first successful defense last July against Michel Soro, an Ivorian nationalized Frenchman whom he defeated by split decision.
This Friday at the weigh-in ceremony, the world champion registered a weight of 148.3 pounds (67,300 kg), while challenger Vitu also weighed in at 150 pounds (68,000 kg). The limit of the Super Welterweight division is 154 pounds.
Vitu, who has a record of 46-2 and 19 knockouts, will arrive to his first world championship fight with an excellent run of 11 victories, while champion Castaño will arrive with an age of 28 years, four less than his rival, and a professional record of 14-0 with 10 knockouts.