With the WBO Junior Middleweight title now in his possession, Brian Castaño has his sights set on becoming an undisputed champion at 154 pounds.
This past weekend, the unbeaten Argentinian kept his perfect record intact by scoring a one-sided victory over Patrick Teixeira in their co-main event title fight on DAZN. Castaño fought at a high pace and used relentless pressure to get the better of Texeira, winning a unanimous decision.
“This is my time, I’m very happy for this fight,” Castaño told Fight Hub TV (H/T Bad Left Hook). For me this is very strong. Patrick Teixeira is a good fighter, very strong. I know that this fight very difficult for me — this is the fight, the world title…It’s a dream.”
Moving forward, Castaño will have no shortage of options to choose from, as the 154-pound division is stacked with big names and high-level talent.
There is one name that tops the 31-year-old’s wishlist, though. Of course, that would be three-belt champion Jermell Charlo, the consensus No. 1-ranked fighter in the division.
“Charlo, he’s a great fighter…I want this fight,” Castaño said. “My next fight I want fight with him…I’m waiting for this fight, I’m ready. I win this night, I’m world champion again and I’m waiting for the opportunity, you know?”
Charlo, whose twin brother Jermall is a champion at 160 pounds, is brash and outspoken, but his elite skills can’t be denied.
The reigning WBC, WBA (Super), IBF, and Ring Magazine champion is coming off a vicious knockout victory over former titleholder Jeison Rosario last September. The 30-year-old also holds victories over notable names like Erickson Lubin, Austin Trout, and Tony Harrison.
A fight between Charlo and Castaño certainly makes sense given that the winner would be deemed undisputed at Junior Middleweight. It also shouldn’t be too hard to put together with both fighters being advised by Al Haymon and fighting under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.
As far as how it’d play out, though, Castaño draws it up as a “coin-flip”.
“With Charlo it’s like a coin-flip. 50/50. And one cross and maybe down, him or me, I don’t know. But I’m ready for him, I’m training every day, and my dream is I have the four belts, undisputed.”