Charlo Retains IBF 154 titile against Castao with Split-Draw. Jermell Charlo successfully defended his International Boxing Federation super-welterweight title for the first time on July 17, 2021, in San Antonio.
The fight was an entertaining bout, and the judges scored it as a split draw. Charlo retained his title.
Charlo and Castano engaged in early and frequent exchanges with one other throughout the course of twelve rounds, with Charlo’s late-round revival creating one of the year 2021’s best fights.
After Castano got off to a good start, Houston, Texas native Charlo, who has a record of 34-1 with 18 knockouts, gave a brave effort.
Castano, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was vying for an IBF championship for the first time and was able to connect in the early rounds of the fight. Castano did not win the IBF title.
Charlo began to relax his grip on the boxing gloves in the second half of the fight, which allowed him to win all three rounds on all three scorecards. IBF supervisor responsibilities were held by Levi Martinez.
Castano ended up winning the fight with a score of 114-113, while Charlo earned a score of 117-111, and the final score was 114-114, resulting in a split decision. Castano remained unbeaten in his professional career with a record of 17-0-2, while Charlo was able to retain the IBF championship that he had previously won.
In December of 2008, Charlo, who is now 31 years old, made the transition from amateur to professional. Charlo defeated Demetrius Hopkins by way of a unanimous decision on June 8, 2013, in California. This victory allowed Charlo to claim the USBA super welterweight title.
Charlo was coming into the fight against Castano riding a three-fight win streak that included two knockouts scored in 2019 against Jorge Cota and Tony Harrison, and an eighth-round knockout of Jeison Rosario on September 26, 2020, earned Charlo his first IBF title. Castano was coming into the fight against Charlo riding a two-fight win streak that included one knockout scored in 2019.