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Castano has sights on big fights at 154

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Castano has sights on big fights at 154

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Castano has sights on big fights at 154

Brian Castano is getting ready for his next challenge after he decided to vacate his World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight world title after a planned bout with Michel Soro fell through. Castano was last in action back in March when he faced Erislandy Lara to a very competitive draw.

Castano will be in action next on October 28 in Los Angeles against hard puncher Wale Omatoso.

One of the names on Castano’s hit list, is WBO junior middleweight champion, Jaime Munguia.

“He hasn’t fought with anyone … To be a star you have to fight with the right name, with the champions of the division. He’s a strong, fierce boxer I haven’t seen that they tested him with anyone of a high caliber to see if he’s right where he needs to be,” Castano said in an interview to Radio Colonia.

“He is not bad, he is a great boxer, he is strong, he has youth, but he hasn’t been hit yet by someone on his level. I would like to fight him because of the style he has. The Mexican fans would like to see the fight.”

Castano says the big names in the division are avoiding him.

“At this level we already want to look for good fights. Sometimes they do not happen, sometimes they fall through. We really want to fight against those who are up at the top. We are aiming at Jarrett Hurd , (Tony) Harrison , (Julian) Williams , Munguía, (Jermell) Charlo … But hey, it’s getting complicated today, they’re avoiding us.”

The 29-year-old Argentine is a division lower than Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, but he also does not lose hope of one day facing them.

“I would love it. Honestly today is seems like they are far away, but they are right here . They are boxers just like me… physically a little bigger. When you get into the ring you can expect anything to happen. We want to fight with the best to show where we stand! If there is a title in between, that’s even better. To continue collecting belts is what you dream about in a lifetime. Hopefully the fights that come are for titles,” Castano said.

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Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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