- Boxing Odds: Jermell Charlo is a betting favorite -200 vs Brian Castano +154.
- Charlo, holds The Ring championship, IBF, WBA, and WBC titles, will take on Castano, who is the WBO belt holder.
- Prediction: Jermell Charlo by decision.
Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano will duke in an eagerly-awaited rematch set for the Crypto.com Arena (formerly Staples Center), Los Angeles on Showtime on May 14. It’s rare that we see an almost pick em’ in boxing at this highest level, let’s see where the betting value is in the latest Charlo vs Castano odds is below.
Charlo vs Castano 2 Odds
The current Charlo vs Castano rematch odds is favoring Jermell as a -200 betting favorite via BetMGM Sportsbook. That’s an implied win probability of 66.6% for one-half of the Charlo brothers. Castano is averaging +154 (Bet $110, Net $154).
Betting on Charlo vs Castano 2
The first bout between Brian Castano and Jermell Charlo ended in a draw, with many pundits and fans giving Castano the edge. Nelson Vazquez scored the bout a rather wide 117-111 for Charlo, Steve Weisfeld sided with Castano 114-113, while Tim Cheatham couldn’t split them, scoring it 114-114.
Castano entered their first fight as a +255 betting underdog. This time around the Argentine boxer has almost a 50/50 chance according to online sportsbooks. Castano fought an ultra-aggressive fight against Charlo and we can expect him to try and do the same in the rematch.
Charlo has won 50% of his fights by KO, whereas Castano has a 63.16% KO ratio. There is a strong possibility that this fight doesn’t go to the judges’ scorecards this time.
Jermell now holds an impressive record of (34-1-1), with his only loss coming at the hands of Tony Harrison in December 2018. Harrison was a +700 underdog when he stepped into the ring to take on Charlo and it was one of the biggest upsets of the year. Charlo then avenged that loss the following year with an 11th round TKO to claim his WBC light middleweight title.
I believe Charlo has enough knowledge of Castano’s style now to craft a game plan that will counter this in the rematch. Charlo’s main flaw has been letting the fight get away from him and not having enough urgency, this time around I expect him to learn from his mistakes and win more decisively this time.
Winner to Fight Tim Tszyu?
It is also believed Tim Tszyu, son of former junior welterweight contender Kostya Tszyu, will head up the undercard when he makes his American debut. Charlo vs Tszyu odds are now live!
Tszyu, who’s ranked no. 5 at 154-pounds, will have a unique opportunity to audition for the winner of the Main Event when he takes on 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha. Tszyu has created a (20-0) record and is on a 15 KO winning streak.
“Finally,” a relieved Tszyu told foxsports.com.au on Thursday, before his brother Nikita’s professional debut, and after his own plans were locked in.
“I was ready to go,” Tszyu said. “But the boys are contracted to fight against each other. I guess for Charlo, he didn’t want to risk it. Big risk, not much of a reward-type fight.”
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