Scott Christ (42-13-2)
Jermell Charlo’s going to lose rounds on this struggle. He loses rounds in quite a lot of fights. Return deep, return years. He misplaced rounds in opposition to Vanes Martirosyan, misplaced rounds in opposition to John Jackson, misplaced rounds in opposition to Austin Trout and Tony Harrison (twice) and Jeison Rosario. He misplaced rounds to Jorge Cota, however he acquired him Cota out in three, identical to he acquired Jackson out in eight, in a struggle the place Jackson was up 69-64 throughout the board.
Charlo doesn’t often dominate in opposition to higher foes, however he additionally has some spotlight reel finishes, and he’s a considerably greater puncher than his KO charge (18 KOs in 34 wins) would lead you to imagine. Castano, although, is a tricky opponent for him; Castano has combined it at excessive stage and carried out nicely, with stable, high quality wins over Michel Soro and Patrick Teixeira, and a tricky draw with Erislandy Lara.
I do assume Castano can win this struggle legitimately, and I additionally assume — as a result of judges aren’t at all times in love with Jermell’s type — that if this goes to the playing cards, it may get funky for Workforce Charlo. I’m going to select Jermell to edge this, and I’ll go on the limb and say the scoring can be truthful, and that Jermell may have carried out sufficient. Castano is an actual risk, although. Charlo UD-12
Wil Esco (46-9-2)
Let’s simply reduce proper to the chase, Jermell Charlo vs Brian Castano is a unbelievable struggle, a logical one to be made, and a struggle that carries all the importance in addition. Boxing wants extra fights like this.
That stated, I’m probably not going to waver an excessive amount of in my perception that Charlo is only a higher, extra well-rounded fighter than Castano. Castano is an efficient puncher and stress fighter, however I believe his type is a little bit too one=dimensional for a fighter like Charlo, who’s going to organize himself to land onerous, thudding photographs as Castano tries to stroll him down. I do assume Castano will get his licks in however I believe his aggression may play in opposition to him as he leaves himself open for some return hearth, which I believe is nearly inevitable. God assist us for the banter we’ll certainly all get within the aftermath, however I believe Lil’ Charlo makes a press release on this outing, stopping Castano to develop into undisputed junior middleweight champion of the world. Charlo TKO-10
Patrick L. Stumberg (45-10-2)
Of all of the possible four-belt unifications on the horizon, this strikes me as certainly one of if not the closest. Charlo and Castano are unquestionably #1 and #2 on the weight and have confirmed themselves in opposition to elite competitors; I may simply see both man strolling away with all 4 titles.
The deciding issue right here is whether or not Castano can stand up to Charlo’s energy. Although adept with the jab and possessing fairly a little bit of peak and attain on Castano, Charlo isn’t proof against stress, and he has a nasty behavior of placing an excessive amount of behind his energy photographs. Castano, a wonderful infighter, has the craft and quantity to, if not cease Charlo within the pocket, then at the very least overwhelm him and muzzle his offense. He simply has to have the ability to tank the heavy firepower coming again his method.
Charlo’s growth from underwhelming resolution machine into ferociously constant knockout artist stays astonishing, and he’s confirmed repeatedly that he can lamp anybody below 160. Nonetheless, I actually do assume Castano has the type to provide him suits. Eh, what the hell; haven’t caught my neck out shortly. Castano SD-12