Jermell Charlo vs Brian Castano: When is it, how to watch in Australia, stream, live updates and results, Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano will fight in a super welterweight unification bout at AT&T Stadium on July 17 (July 18 in Australia).
Four belts at 154 pounds are on the line, with either WBC, WBA and IBF champion Charlo, or WBO titleholder Castano walking away as the division’s undisputed champ.
The fight has huge ramifications for Australia’s Tim Tszyu, who is ranked inside the top five with the WBC, WBO, IBF and IBO.
Tszyu is coming off a dominant three-round TKO win over Steve Spark in Newcastle and will be keeping a close eye on the Charlo-Castano showdown.
Here’s everything you need to know about the fight.
WHEN IS CHARLO VS CASTANO?
Charlo and Castano will fight on July 17. That works out to be Sunday, July 18 in Australia and New Zealand.
HOW TO WATCH CHARLO VS CASTANO IN AUSTRALIA
The fight is being shown on Showtime in the US, and isn’t a pay per view. In Australia, it will be shown on Fox Sports Channel 507.
CHARLO VS CASTANO STREAM
In Australia, you can stream the fight on Kayo.
WHAT TIME ARE CHARLO AND CASTANO FIGHTING?
The live broadcast begins at (AEDT) 11am, but expect Charlo and Castano to fight from 2pm.
CHARLO VS CASTANO UNDERCARD
The undercard has had some late movement. WBA interim lightweight champion Rolando Romero was scheduled to defend his title against Austin Dulay.
Dulay pulled out of the fight with a knee injury, seeing Sweden’s Anthony Yigit promoted from an untelevised bout way down the undercard to a late-notice title shot.
Super welterweight: Jermell Charlo vs Brian Castaño
Lightweight: Rolando Romero vs Anthony Yigit
Middleweight: Amilcar Vidal vs Immanuwel Aleem
Featherweight: Xavier Nunes vs TBA
JERMELL CHARLO RECORD – BOXREC
Charlo is 34-1 with 18 knockouts.
His solitary defeat was a controversial unanimous decision loss to Tony Harrison in December 2018. Charlo avenged the defeat and reclaimed the WBC title a year later in an entertaining 11th round knockout win over Harrison in California.
BRIAN CASTANO RECORD – BOXREC
Castano is 17-0-1 with 12 knockouts on his record.
His one blemish is a split draw against Erislandy Lara in 2019.
JERMELL CHARLO WORLD TITLE REIGN
Charlo’s first world title reign began in May 2016 when he scored an eighth round knockout win over John Jackson for the vacant WBC belt.
He successfully defended it against Charles Hatley, Erickson Lubin and Austin Trout before his loss to Harrison.
After reclaiming the WBC strap in December 2019, the Texan took the WBA and IBF belts off Jeison Rosario with an eighth round knockout last September.
His fight with Castano will be his first unified title defence.
BRIAN CASTANO WORLD TITLE REIGN
Castano won his first world title when he stopped Emmanuel de Jesús in six rounds for the WBA interim super welterweight belt.
He was later elevated from interim to regular champion after Demetrius Andrade vacated the title.
After holding on to the regular title with his draw opposite Lara, Castano was stripped of the belt when he didn’t sign on to rematch number one contender Cedric Vitu.
Castano claimed the WBO title at 154 pounds with a one-sided unanimous decision win over Brazil’s Patrick Teixeira in February this year.
TIM TSZYU PREVIEWS CHARLO VS CASTANO
Tim Tszyu is itching to take on the “big boys” in the division and will be keeping a close eye on this weekend’s action.
Tszyu will most likely fight either Tony Harrison or Liam Smith later this year, with a world title shot on the horizon.
“I think Charlo wins,” Tszyu said.
“He outboxes him, keeps him at distance and outboxes him.
“Just does quite simple boxing, doesn’t hurt him or anything, but outboxes him.”
Asked about a possible fight between himself and either Charlo or Castano, Tszyu said he doubted whether either of them would want to take the risk.
“Danger. I get rid of my opponents quite early now,” Tszyu said.
“And I hurt them. It’s a risky fight for them as well.”
CHARLO VS CASTANO ALL ACCESS
Showtime’s excellent All Access show is back ahead of this weekend’s fight.
Check it out here.