Charlo claims fourth belt after Castano’s suspension

CARSON, CA – Brian Castano collapsed into a pile, right-handed product of the body followed by a left hook to the head by Jeremy Charlo in round 10 of an Instant Classic game Saturday at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Somehow, somehow, Castano got to his feet before the 10 count, but his bravery was just a prelude to the fast finish. The Argentine was in no position to continue, and Charlo sensed the moment.

He sprinted to Castano and unleashed a streak of rights and tackles that hit Castano one last time, then head to the clamps to celebrate as the referee counted to 10 with seven seconds remaining in the round.

Now, after 12 rounds you couldn’t separate in the July draw, the junior middleweight division has the undisputed champion Jeremy Charlow.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Charlo, who was leading 87-84, 88-83, 89-82 to enter the 10th round. I gave everything I had. It was nerve-wracking. It felt like my first fight. I knew Castano. I was going to give it all What he has… I wanted to make sure it was my fight… The future is bright.”

Charlo became the ninth undisputed champion of the quadruple belt era.

Castano said through an interpreter: “Everything that happened here, we showed that we are warriors tonight. We were fighting back and forth, strength was back and forth, and then [left] The hand ended the fight.”