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Who is Brian Castaño?
Brian Carlos Castano is a well-known professional Argentine boxer. Between February 2021 to May 2022, he held the WBO light-middleweight, and from 2016 to 2018 he held the WBA interim light middleweight title and the WBA (Regular) light middleweight title from 2018 to 2019. He is ranked the world’s fifth-best active light middleweight as of November 2020 by The Ring magazine, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and third by BoxRec.
How Old Is Brian Catsno?
He is 32 years old as of May 2022, having been born on September 12, 1989, in Isidro, Casanova, Argentina. Brian shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; RM, Paul Walker, Jayla Walton, Sydney Sweeney, Connor Franta, and many more.
Brian Castano Family
Who are Brian Castano’s Parents?
He was born to Carlos Castano (Father) a professional boxer. But his mother’s name and whereabouts are not mentioned on the internet.
Does Brian Castano have Siblings?
According to news on the internet, it shows that he has a brother. However, his brother’s names and whereabouts are unknown.
Brian Castano Education
Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned anywhere on the internet. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Brian Castano Marital Status
He is married to her long-time girlfriend Carolina Cotugno. His wife is a model. They married in 2021.
Brian Castano Kids
He does not have any kids currently. In case of new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Brian Castano Career
An Amateur Career
He started boxing at the age of 11 as he was trained by his father who also was a professional boxer. As an amateur, he won a South American Games gold medal and tallied a 181-5-5 record with wins over Errol Spence Jr and Esquiva Falcao. He went on and participated in the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships, thus winning his first two fights before losing to Jack Culcay-Keth. Moreover, he represented his native Argentina in the World Series of Boxing. There, he accumulated a 3-0 record including a famous win over Sergiy Dervyanchenko who had previously been unbeaten in the competition.
A Professional Career
An Early Career
In September 2012, he made his professional debut months after his win over Sergiy. In his first professional bout, he beat Alejandro Antonio Dominguez with round 4 technical knockouts at Luna Park. He won his first 8 fights, 7 by way of knockout, before being benched because of an arrhythmia that caused several medical compilations. After recovering, he relocated to the United States, where he continued with his winning streak. While in the US, he won four fights over the course of a year.
A Career Rise
Castano fought Emmanuel de Jesus in November 2016 for the WBA interim super welterweight title. In round one after knocking De Jesus with a flurry of punches, he went down at the beginning of round 2, this was after across from De Jesus. However, he survived the round as the fight went on. Eventually, he won the fight with a body shot towards the end of round 6. He went on and stepped up against former title challenger and long-time contender Michel Soro. Brian won the fight via split decision (115-113, 115-113, 112-116).
A Career at WBA (Regular) Light Middleweight Champion
Castano vs. Vitu
After Demetrius Andrade vacated his WBA (Regular) title, the WBA elevated Castano to regular champion. The WBA shortly thereafter ordered a fight between Castano and WBA (Super) champion Erislandy Lara. But before then, he would face Cedric Vitu on March 10, 2018. He performed excellently and showcased his talent when he defeated Vitu via TKO in the 12th-round. Thus retaining his WBA (Regular title)
Castano vs. Lara
He defended his title on March 2, 2019, against former world champion Erislandy Lara. However, the fight ended in a split draw with one judge scoring 115-113 for Castano, one judge scoring it 115-113 for Lara, and the third had it 114-114. The WBA announced on June 25, 2019, that they are stripping Castano off his belt. This was because he did not sign the contract for a rematch against Cedric Vitu his immediate mandatory challenger. In his next fight, he faced veteran Wale Omotoso. He won the fight as Omotoso declared a shoulder injury that was too painful to proceed, thus awarding Castano the victory.
A WBO Light Middlewight Champion
Castano vs. Teixeira
He defeated WBO light-middleweight champion, Patrick Teixeira, on February 13, 2021, via a wide unanimous decision with judges’ scores of 119-109, 120-108, and 117-111 in his favor.
Castano vs. Charlo
On July 17, 2021, he faced unified light middleweight champion Jermell Charlo in San Antonio, Texas in a showdown for the undisputed light middleweight championship. Their fight ended in a split draw, Castano’s second in his career with sores of 117-111 for Charlo, 114-113 for Castano, and 114-114 even. After the fight, Castano claimed, ” I felt I was robbed, and I demand a rematch”.
Castano vs. Charlo II
It was revealed by ESPN on November 27, 2021, that Castano and Charlo had agreed to face each other in a rematch. Officially the march was announced on February 8, 2022, and was supposed to take place on March 19. However, on February 17, Castano was forced to withdraw after suffering a slight biceps tear during the training camp. However, the fight was granted sanctioning approval by the WBO on May 3, under the condition that it takes place on May 14. On May 14, 2022, the bout was officially announced and will take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. He lost the fight in the 10th round via knockout after being knocked down twice. Moreover, he was down on all three of the judges’ scorecards at the time of stoppage, with scores of 84-87, 83-88, and 82-89.
Brian Castano Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 7inches (1.70m) and a weight of 70kg (154lbs)
Brian Castano’s Salary and Net Worth
In his fight against Charlo, he earned $500,000 and has a net worth of around $1.5 million.