The historic night was supposed to be a celebration as this was boxing’s first undisputed fight at junior middleweight / super welterweight in the modern era of four-belts. Instead the spotlight, not for the first time, was drawn to awful scoring by ringside judges
Jermell Charlo rocked Castano twice in the fight and he won some rounds – but many observers feel Brian Castano dominated the majority of their fight. Online, many fans and pundits have called the split decision a robbery, due in particular to one judges’ scorecard of 117-111 for Charlo. Judges had it 114-113 for Castano, 117-111 for Charlo and one a draw with 114-114.
Charlo retains his WBA (Super), WBC, and IBF titles, while Castano holds onto his WBO world title – the evening ended on a sour note following what was an entertaining fight. And both men felt they did enough to win the fight.
“The draw wasn’t what I wanted to hear, If anything, I won this fight. I hurt him way more than he did.” Jermell Charlo told Jim Gray during the post interview on Showtime
Castano responded by stating: “Basically, I won the fight. There are some rounds that he hit me hard but I won the fight.”