Jermell Charlo Questions Brian Castano’s Injury That Postponed Fight

Jermell Charlo

Jermell Charlo doesn’t fully believe that Brian Castano actually suffered an injury that postponed their fight until this weekend.

Charlo and Castano fought last July to a draw – which had some controversy behind it – and were then supposed to rematch in February. Yet, Castano suffered an injury and the fight was then moved to May 14 but Charlo still doesn’t think Castano was actually hurt.

“I mean, he was still in the gym, running,” Charlo said recently (via BoxingScene). “He was still swinging that arm. If you got a bicep tear, let’s break that sh!t down. Y’all follow him, y’all watch him. Y’all watch him more than I am. That motherf—– got a bicep tear and he outside running, swinging the arm, acting like he punching with one arm. Come on – stop the bullsh!t! Something ain’t right. Something ain’t right with these people.”

Although Charlo doesn’t think Castano was actually injured, he claims the WBO sent proof of his injury which Charlo says isn’t true.

“Nah, I never got to see no paperwork or nothing,” Charlo said. “They cap, man.”

Despite the fact Charlo doesn’t believe Castano was hurt, at the end of the day, it no longer matters as the two will now finally settle the score on Saturday. It airs live on Showtime in a highly-anticipated bout.

Jermell Charlo (34-1-1) is the current WBA (Super) WBC, IBF, and The Ring light middleweight champion and coming off the draw to Castano. Before the draw, he scored a KO wins over Jeison Rosario, Tony Harrison, and Jorge Cota. His only loss was to Harrison which he got back.

Brian Castano (17-0-2) has also not fought since the draw to Charlo and he will be looking to defend his WBO light middleweight title. Prior to the fight with Charlo, he scored a decision win over Patrick Teixeira.

What do you make of Jermell Charlo saying Brian Castano wasn’t actually hurt?