Jermell Charlo To Show Why He’s The ‘Number One Guy’
After July’s controversial split draw against Brian Castano, some fans began to question – and even doubt – Jermell Charlo, which was a speculation that didn’t hinder Charlo’s career any time before.
An undisputed junior middleweight champion was supposed to be crowned in Charlo’s home state of Texas, but that wasn’t the case. Instead, the fight went the distance and was left in the judges’ hands.
But Charlo said that won’t be happening this time around.
“I want to knock this guy out,” he said.
“This is the Jermell from earlier, back when I was fighting four-rounders and I was trying to end those fights. I want to be that guy for 12 rounds now.”
Castano (17-0, 12 KOs), the WBO champion, has yet to taste defeat.
Charlo admitted that Castano may have “edged a few rounds,” but he feels he won the early and late rounds of the fight.
The rematch was supposed to take place sooner, but it was delayed after Castano pulled out with a bicep injury.
Now, both fighters look to settle the winner in California on Saturday.
“Once the story is written and the book is finished, everyone’s going to come back and say that Jermell Charlo did a really good job at 154,” he said.
“I held it down. I’m proud of what I’ve done in the division, but I have to get Castano out of the way. I have to show all the fans why I’m the number one guy that’s been the number one guy for so many years.”