The last time that we saw Brian Carlos Castaño (16-0-1, 12 KOs), he was disappointed that he could not finish the job against Erislandy Lara to retain the WBA super welterweight title. It ended in a draw and he didn’t get the rematch against Lara that he wanted.
As a result, he was matched up against Wale Omotoso in the MGM National Harbor and Castaño showed that he wants to be in consideration as one of the top fighters in the super welterweight division. Castaño defeated Omotoso by stoppage after four rounds as Omotoso suffered an injury to his left shoulder. Even with the injury, Omotoso had no answer to Castaño’s efficiency throughout the contest.
Castaño started with his attack early and showed his composure as he was able to nullify many of Omotoso’s punches. On many occasions, Castaño was able to back Omotoso to the ropes and to the corner and throw fast combinations that could not be answered. It was like that up until the point where Omotoso injured his left shoulder after throwing a punch. Once the 4th round ended and Omotoso could not get up from his stool because of the injury, the fight was called in favor of Castaño.
When the fight was over, Castaño talked about his patience in the ring. “I came in very ready for this fight,” said Castaño. “I had to be a little patient with Omotoso, but I waited to hurt him and it all paid off.”
Since Castaño was able to stay unbeaten, he is confident that he could take on the top fighters in the division including champions Julian Williams and Tony Harrison, plus former champions Jarrett Hurd and Jermell Charlo. He wants to fight one of them next in 2020.
“My division has very good champions…I want Hurd, I want Harrison, I want Charlo…I’m ready for everyone.”
Cover photo by James Bell