The ace welterweight satellite rubric unification bout betwixt Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano has ended successful a divided draw, making Tim Tszyu's hopes of getting a changeable astatine the belts nary clearer.
The cards work 114-113 Castano, 117-111 Charlo and 114-114 aft 12 rounds successful San Antonio, Texas. Boxing writers were stunned by the paper successful Charlo's favour, from justice Nelson Vasquez. So excessively was starring promoter Lou DiBella.
Castano truthful retains his WBO belt, portion Charlo remains the WBC, WBA, IBF and Ring Magazine champion. Tszyu called retired Castano but whitethorn good person to hold for a rematch; and the Aussie prima is apt to instrumentality different combat beforehand anyway, against British seasoned Liam Smith successful Australia during September. Tszyu (19-0, 15 KOs) is ranked the WBO's No.1 contender.
Both men raised their hands aft the combat and it turned retired that some were right. Each looked bemused arsenic the cards were revealed.
American prima Charlo (34-1-1, 18 KOs) tried to assertion victory, having fought backmost good aft a stellar commencement from Castano.
"If anything, I won this fight. I wounded him mode much than helium wounded me," Charlo said.
"Brian Castano's a pugnacious warrior, he's going to springiness immoderate radical immoderate problems, but my powerfulness is thing superior astatine this value division.
"My manager told maine I needed a knockout successful the ninth round. This comes with boxing - wins, losses and draws."
Argentina's Castano (17-0-2, 12 KOs), via an interpreter, besides claimed victory.
"I won the fight. There were immoderate rounds helium deed maine hard, but I won the fight," helium said.
"I did capable to triumph the fight.
"I anticipation there's a rematch. He's a large fighter, maine too. I request the rematch."
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