Argentine Brian Castano had too much industry and incision for Brazilian rival Patrick Teixeira, handily outworking his fellow South American to become the new WBO super-welterweight champion at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, on Saturday night.
Scores were 120-108, 119-109 and 117-111 in a largely one-sided encounter.
Making a mockery of a sizeable height and reach disadvantage, Castano’s relentless, lung-busting pressure was simply too hot to handle and he almost forced a stoppage in the final session.
Southpaw Teixeira (31-2, 22 KOs) simply couldn’t keep the marauding Castano at bay. In the last round, the Brazilian was hurt by a right-hand body shot and, after turning away, had to withstand a late avalanche of punches to finish on his feet.
“I am very happy. We did a great job with my team,” said former WBA ‘Regular’ champion Castano (17-0-1, 12 KOs) afterwards. “It was a good fight. We all mistakes, and I have to fix things here and there, but a fight is a fight. Each fight is different, and I understand that.
“I knew Teixeira very well going into this fight. He is very strong and he has a lot of heart. He is a great person. This was one of the greatest wins of my career. Not anyone can be a world champion and I was able to do it twice. So I am very happy.”
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