Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano have made their final cases.
The two light middleweight champions sat along the table at Thursday afternoon’s final press conference in California, just days before their undisputed championship fight on Saturday.
Charlo (34-1, 18 KOs) constantly reiterated that he’s looking for the finish – something that didn’t happen last time they met in July in his home state of Texas. That first fight ended in a split draw, and fans weren’t too happy about it – neither were the boxers.
“That’s the only mistake I made: not finishing him. I’m usually a closer,” Charlo said.
Prior to the draw, Charlo knocked out three opponents in his three previous fights.
Castano (17-0, 12 KOs), meanwhile, noted that he feels that Charlo is nervous, and he doesn’t understand why, but it’s interesting to him.
“I’m itching to get out there and show everybody that I can be the undisputed champion. The fact that he’s so nervous is fascinating to me,” Castano said.
The press conference was seemingly mellow until Charlo started USA chants.
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At the end of the conference, Castano promised he wasn’t going to leave it in the judges’ hands again and Charlo promised to drop “bombs” on Castano.