Brian Castano’s Managers Says Scorecards For Rematch Were ‘Even Worse’
Sebastian Contursi didn’t believe the scorecards.
Going into the 10th round, judge Glenn Feldman scored Saturday’s rematch between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano 89-82 for Charlo thus far while the other two judges scored it closer for Charlo 87-84 and 88-83.
“My comment on that – bulls–t again,” Contursi said. “Even worse than in Texas. … This is a joke. We didn’t know [until the press conference].”
Charlo and Castano fought to a split draw in July, which did not sit well with many boxing fans and critics. Those scorecards were 117-111 for Charlo, 114-113 for Castano and 114-114.
Saturday night ended a little early as Charlo knocked out Castano in the 10th round, becoming the first undisputed light middleweight champion in the four-belt era.
Charlo caught Castano with a left hook that dropped Castano down to one knee, but the latter would get back up.
Castano went down again just less than 30 seconds later, after Charlo sent him down a second time.
When Castano saw the judges’ scores up until that point, he was confused.
“What can I say? Everybody is entitled to their own judgment,” Castano said.
“But, you know, probably I have to start changing and become, myself, a counterpuncher because it’s not working with the judges.”