The World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Welterweight Super Champion, Jermell Charlo, and his next opponent, Brian Castaño, held a press conference 10 days before their fight on July 17th for all the world titles at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Charlo owns the black and gold belt, in addition to the IBF and WBC versions. For his part, Castaño is the WBO monarch. The winner will unify all the belts and become the undisputed king at 154 pounds.
Charlo knows the challenge is one of the most important of his career but he is prepared for what he will face and his only goal is to come out with his hand up.
“Now is the time to put my life on the line like I always do. Castaño will also be there to put his life on the line. It’s a legacy fight, I’m ready for that. I’m looking forward to it,” assured the 31-year-old American fighter.
For his part, the Argentine also stressed that he is facing the most important moment in his career so far and assured he has the tools to win.
“This is my moment. This is the most important fight of my life,” he assured. “I have the most varied arsenal of any fighter he’s faced before.”
Charlo and Castaño will star in one of the most anticipated fights in boxing. The American comes in with a record of 34 wins, 1 loss, and 18 KOs, while Castaño has a record of 17 wins, 1 draw, and 12 KOs.