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Charlo: I’ll bring pain for Castaño, he doesn’t worry me

Jermell Charlo isn’t remotely concerned about rival champion Brian Castaño ahead of their undisputed 154lbs world title clash at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on July 17.

WBA Super, WBC and IBF champion Charlo doesn’t believe WBO title holder Castaño can topple him as they both bid to become the first undisputed super-welterweight king of the four-belt era, live on Showtime in the US.

“I’m hungrier than ever because I know I’m on the verge of capturing this undisputed title and doing something that nobody has ever done before at 154 pounds,” said Houston dynamo Charlo (34-1, 18 KOs).

“There’s nobody out there that’s as fast, strong and elusive as me. Castaño doesn’t possess anything I haven’t seen before, and we’ll see if he can take my power and the pain I’ll bring. But there’s nothing that worries me about this fight. 

“I’m training super hard and aggressive and just taking it one day at a time. I’m so ready for this and more than likely he’ll walk into every shot I throw.”

But Argentine Castaño (17-0-1, 12 KOs) brings a rock-solid pedigree, having defeated Patrick Teixeira, Michel Soro and drawn with Erislandy Lara in the pros and previously bested Errol Spence and Sergiy Derevyanchenko in his amateur days.

“This is the biggest opportunity of my life and I won’t let it get away,” countered Castaño. “I’ll make Charlo suffer more than he ever thought was possible. I’m training with only one goal in mind, to leave the ring with all of the belts on July 17.”

Main image: Andrew Hemingway/Showtime.