American Jermell Charlo (34-1, 18 KO) and Argentine Brian Castaño (17-0-1, 12 KO) will meet on Saturday to determine who will be the undisputed super welterweight champion by winning all four belts in the 154-pound division that will be at stake for the first time in history. The evening will be held in a stadium known to Argentines, the AT&T Center in San Antonio, where Manu Ginobili played and won four NBA rings.
This Thursday the press conference was held with six protagonists of the three fights that will be televised. For Argentina it will be provided by ESPN and TyC Sports. This Friday will be the weigh-in at the Solana Ballroom on the Riverwalk.
Jermall Charlo, champion of three divisions.
In the center were Charlo, champion of three divisions, WBC, WBA and IBF, dressed as a rapper (in the chat of the transmission they compared him to Snoop Dogg), and Admiral Brown’s Buenos Aires, WBO holder, with a gray summer suit and white T-shirt. They are both 31 years old.
The conference did not generate controversy, there was no previous round as usually happens in boxing. “This is a great opportunity to add things for Argentine boxing, a great chance to win four belts. We will give everything to achieve victory and unify“said the Boxi.
As for being a visitor, Castaño said: “I have no pressure. I was always on point and ended up being a bench, it will not be different on Saturday. I will do my thing.” Regarding the style of the fight, he clarified: “I don’t like to talk much before, but if I have to throw less quantity and more power to make you feel the rigor, I’m going to do it”.
Finally, the conference ended with laughter when the Argentine was asked if after the confrontation with the Yankee he was going to have his postponed Honeymoon with his wife, Carolina. “Obviously. First I have to get through this battle and then enjoy. In Argentina I didn’t have time to enjoy myself because I got married and after two days I already had to come here “