Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano settled on a split decision draw after what was a vintage 12 round battle between both the boxers. After everything was said and done, the fight did not provide the result that boxing fans were hoping for, as the split decision draw ensures that the light-middleweight division remains without an undisputed champion.
For the first time in the history of the light-middleweight division, fans were hoping to witness an undisputed champion, as Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano shared the boxing ring in a title unification bout inside AT&T Center in Texas. However, after the judges’ scorecards were revealed, fans were left booing, and in shock, as the bout was called a split decision draw.
While many including former champion Andre Ward thought that Brian Castano did enough to become the undisputed champion and hand Jermell Charlo the second loss of his boxing career, not many envisioned the scorecard that judge Nelson Vazquez had for the bout.
Judge Nelson Vazquez receives huge criticism after Jermell Charlo vs Bruan Castano
Judge Nelson Vazquez received huge criticism after he scored the bout 111-117 in the favor of Jermell Charlo. Meanwhile, judge Steven Weisfeld scored the bout 114-113 in favor of Brian Castano, while judge Tim Cheatham scored the bout 114-114 resulting in a split decision draw.
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On being asked whether a rematch could be in the works, Jermell Charlo did not confirm anything and left it to his manager to make the final call. Both the boxers claimed that they won the fight, with Jermell Charlo claiming that he landed the harder shots, and inflicted more damage, while Brian Castano sticking with the idea that he outstruck Jermell, and pressured him more except some powerful shots that he got hit with but was able to withstand.
It’s safe to say that a rematch could take place in the near future, and looking at how the fight played out between both the boxers, it’s definite to get the boxing fans excited.