Jermell Charlo and Brian Castaño met, clashed and thilled in one of the most exciting fights of the last year, on July 17 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, ending in a draw.
Judge Tim Cheatham gave it 114-114, Nelson Vázquez saw Jermell win 117-111 and Steve Weinsfield scored 114-113 in favor of Brian.
Immediately after the official result was given, there was talk of a rematch, as both warriors remain focused on being the very best at 154 pounds.
This eagerly awaited and keenly anticipated rematch will take place on March 19 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California.
Jermell Charlo won the WBC belt in May 2016 by defeating John Jackson via eighth round knockout. Although he lost that title in December 2018 to Tony Harrison, he regained it a year later. While, against Jeison Rosario, in September 2020, he won the IBF and WBA championships by knocking him out in eight rounds.
Brian Castaño became WBO world champion in February 2021, when he defeated Brazilian Patrick Teixeira by unanimous decision.