Jermell Charlo Releases Statement Following Brian Castano Draw, Wants Rematch


Jermell Charlo doesn’t want to become undisputed champion with a narrow decision win.

Charlo fought Brian Castano to a split decision draw in their light middleweight title unification fight this past weekend.

It was probably the right result even though many felt the 117-111 scorecard in favor of Charlo was laughable while others felt Castano deserved to win.

Regardless, even if Charlo did end up winning a split decision, it’s not how he would have liked to have become undisputed.

The American recently released a statement on social media, adding that he would like to run things back with Castano.

He also expects to get a more definitive result in the sequel.

“Brian Castano is one hell of a better fighter than anyone gave him credit for and he came to fight for his life Saturday. If fights are scored as a whole I landed the harder and better shots, but boxing isn’t scored that way. Boxing is scored round by round. I’ve always said to take a belt from a champion you need to take that belt and the judges felt neither of us did enough to take those other belts and they ruled a draw.

“I don’t want to become undisputed by a narrow controversial decision. I want to make a statement. I didn’t do my part to get the KO and as always I will continue to learn and improve. When we run it back, just like I adjusted in Harrison II, there will be no doubt about the result. #LionsOnly4L”

All in all, that’s a very good statement and the right attitude for Charlo to have.