WBO champion Brian Castaño is very much perceived as the ‘B side’ when he battles WBC, WBA Super and IBF king Jermell Charlo for undisputed status at 154lbs at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, this Saturday.
The unbeaten Argentine is currently a 21/10 underdog against the strongly-favoured Texan but relishing this weekend’s opportunity despite the odds and crowd being against him. Castaño feels pressure-free, heading in to the biggest bout of his career and primed to rip up the script.
“It’s historic for my country and for all Latinos. I’m at my best,” Castaño (17-0-1, 12 KOs) told Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald. “My style is to throw a lot of shots and apply a lot of pressure. Obviously, we’re working on that and the different forms of fighting. I also have to box and counterpunch.
“I know Charlo is strong and is going to wait for me to come forward all the time. He’s going to want to counterpunch me. I’ll be careful to watch out for his shots. Every fight is a new challenge.
“I was always the B-side in every fight in the United States. This is one of those fights, he has everything in his favour, promoter, location, fans, venue, but it’s also more pressure on him and I’m going to take advantage of that.”
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