- Odds: Jermell Charlo -250 favorites, Brian Castano +200 underdog.
- Charlo holds the WBC, WBA, and IBF super welterweight titles, while Castano claimed the WBO belt in February.
- We preview the latest betting value on Charlo vs Castano.
One of the most underrated boxing bouts this week on Showtime boxing is Jermell Charlo vs Brian Castano. A true undisputed clash between the undefeated Argentine Castano against one-half of the Charlo brothers Jermell. This bout is scheduled for the Barclays Center, New York on July 17th.
Charlo vs Castano Odds
According to the latest Charlo vs Castano odds, Jermell is the prohibitive favorite -250, (Bet $250, win $100). While the undefeated challenger Brian Castano is a +200 underdog, (Bet $100, win $200).
Betting Value on Charlo
Unlike most boxing bouts, the betting line here doesn’t have a huge gap. Charlo’s implied win probability against Castano is 71% and you can find him at shorter odds of -175, depending on which betting sites you check out.
While the allure of Jermell Charlo’s invincibility is gone since the Tony Harrison fight, where he lost by UD. Charlo did redeem himself with a TKO victory in the rematch the following year. Since then, Jermell went on to score another TKO win over Jeison Rosario to retain the WBC light middleweight title.
I expect Charlo’s reach to cause some problems for Castano, giving him the advantage to win over the course of tweleve rounds.
How is Castano’s Form Entering this Fight?
Castano is primed and ready for Jermell Charlo. Fresh off winning the WBO lightweight title from Patrick Teixeira in February. Castano is now entering the biggest fight of his career against Charlo. Going back through Castano’s rise to the top, won the interim WBA title by knocking out Emmanuel de Jesus.
Then squeezed out a split decision win over French boxer Michel Soro before being promoted to “world” champion, a title he defended with a knockout of Cedric Vitu and an entertaining draw against Erislandy Lara.
This will be a true test of Castano again at the highest level. The oddsmakers recognize Castano’s ability to hang in there with the best in boxing and are giving him props as a slight underdog entering this bout. Expect his odds to grow as fight week looms and more money goes on the higher-profile boxer Jermell.
Summer Boxing on Showtime
Also slated for schedule is Jermell’s twin brother, Jermall Charlo, who defends his WBC middleweight title on June 19 against Juan Montiel.
The schedule kicks off on May 15, with a WBC super bantamweight title between Luis Nery and Brandon Figueroa, with Danny Roman returning to action against Ricardo Espinoza Franco, and Xavier Martinez facing Abraham Montoya.
Two weeks later, Nordine Oubaali makes his long-delayed mandatory WBC bantamweight title defense against Nonito Donaire Jr. on May 29 with an IBF junior welterweight eliminator between Subriel Matias and Batyrzhan Jukembayev in the co-featured slot.
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