Brian Castaño Los Angeles Media Workout Quotes
WBO World Champion Brian Castaño held a Los Angeles media
workout on Tuesday as he prepares to face unified WBC, WBA,
and IBF World Champion Jermell Charlo in a rematch of one of
2021’s most significant fights when they each seek
undisputed status at 154-pounds once again on Saturday, May
14 live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Dignity
Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. headlining a Premier
Boxing Champions event.
The Charlo vs. Castaño rematch will come nine months after
they went toe-to-toe for 12 grueling rounds in July 2021,
with both men appearing hurt during the action before the
bout was eventually ruled a split draw. Watch the Charlo vs.
Castaño: Round by Round recap of the epic first fight HERE,
with insight from Hall of Fame analyst Steve Farhood.
Here is what Castaño, along with his father and trainer
Carlos Castaño, had to say Tuesday from Knockouts Boxing
“I’m very happy to be fighting in front of the Latino fans
in Southern California. My message to the fans is that I’m
going to leave it all in the ring. We’re going to be lifting
up all four belts on fight night.
“I do believe that I won the first fight. It might have been
by a small margin, but I won it. This time, we’re going to
try everything to make sure we don’t leave the fight in the
hands of the judges.
“I was training with one hand for quite a few weeks after
the arm injury. But right now I really feel better and
stronger than ever.
“I come to do my job. He can come in yelling and screaming,
but I don’t really care. I’m focused on the task and just
doing what I need to.
“We had a lot to learn from the first fight with Charlo. One
of the biggest things that I learned is to be more cautious
at times while I’m in the ring. He’s powerful, but I’m going
to bring my power too. We learned from the first fight and
we’re going to correct any errors we made.
“I’m always going to fight whoever the fans want me to face.
Give me the name, and I’m ready to go. I want to fight the
best. Elite opponents are what motivate me.
“Our press conference was intense and our exchanges
definitely motivated me a lot. He saw a different fight than
I did, if he saw himself winning eight rounds. I don’t know
what he saw, because I felt like I won by two points.”
CARLOS CASTAÑO, Castaño’s Father and Trainer
“This rematch is going to be a hard fight. It is going to be
an even closer fight than the first one. We have to be
prepared for everything entering into the ring.
“We are ready to fight all 12 rounds. It is going to be a
12-rounds full of action. We know Charlo’s potential, and
that he’s got great power. If it were up to me, I would
prefer to get the knockout, but I also know we have a tough
“I look at Brian first and foremost as a boxer. When he is
training, inside the ring, during the fight - I am his
trainer. Outside of the boxing gym, I am then his father and
he is my son.”