Castaño and Charlo will face off in Texas this Saturday. There will be a unique story for people with visual disabilities.
Argentine boxer Brian Castaño will face American Jermell Charlo this Saturday, July 17, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The winner of the fight will be the undisputed champion since all the Superwelter titles will be at stake. The contest, which will have Uruguayan talent, Amílcar Vidal, as a preliminary, will be broadcast by ESPN Knockout for all Latin America with the news that there will be an alternative story through SAP for people with visual disabilities.
Isidro Casanova's fighter is the WBO champion, while Charlo is the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles holder. If he wins, the Argentine will have the opportunity to be the first Latin boxer to have all four belts simultaneously: it will be a historic fight since there have only been six boxers who have achieved this feat.
Castaño has a boxing style worth seeing as he attacks a lot, is not a one-hit knockout, and generally requires several to be able to take down his opponent. Therefore, he will have an opportunity to launch himself to fame like the one Sergio Maravilla Martínez had against Julio Chávez or Marcos Chino Maidana against Floyd Mayweather, in a fight that could be a milestone for Argentine boxing. He is 31 years old; he belongs to Isidro Casanova, his father Carlos is his coach, and his brother Alan is also a boxer. He has a record of 17 victories, of which 12 were by knockout.
Boxing specialist Carlos Irusta defined Castaño as "a figure with great projection, very aggressive because he throws many punches per round (he is the boxer who throws the most punches at 154 pounds) and in great physical condition. A very charismatic, simple, talkative and very educated boy, like all kinds of neighborhoods".
The Spanish commentator Julius Julian is said that the bets opened 70/30 for the Americans and that they have been equalized until reaching 60/40, and he believes that this is the correct one. He added that for him, "the fight is at 50/50 but that the locality influences when a boxer is a foreigner and fights against the owner of the house."
Irusta declared that the Argentine boxer, not being the favorite, will have to throw many punches and be superior to win, as he was against the Brazilian Patrick Teixeira when he won the WBO title and assured that Castaño, for his style, is fully prepared. For his part, Julian is told that Castaño has a perfect boxing style to be Under two because being such a pitcher when he wins the rounds, he does it very clearly, and it is less likely that the locals will win it over.
Both specialists agreed that both Castaño and Charlo are two very thoughtful and intelligent boxers, that the Argentine will go out to give nothing away, to overflow a lot with the number of blows that he usually throws, and that he will have to be careful with the American's counterattack and the height difference of almost ten centimeters. A fight with a lot of exchange and that will catapult the winner to fame.
Alejo Rivera will lead the alternative story for visually impaired people as rapporteur and Julis Julianis as a commentator. It is a way of making visually impaired people better able to enjoy radio stories. The first event for this signal with this system was the 2021 Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City. It was also used last week in the Los Pumas game against Wales.