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Teixeira-Castaño fight scheduled for February


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Teixeira-Castaño fight scheduled for February

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Teixeira-Castaño fight scheduled for February

WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Patrick Teixeira will finally have a dance partner in a mandatory defense as he’ll take on Brian Castaño in February of 2021.

President of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Paco Valcárcel, Esq. made the announcement official on his Twitter Thursday morning. 

Per the WBO president’s tweet, the scheduled purse bid finalized with Golden Boy Promotions winning the bid for the fight against Teixeira and Castaño.  The total bid for the Jr. Middleweight Championship contest was $427,000.

The bout date is February 6, 2021, at the usual stomping ground for most Golden Boy shows, which is the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California.

The contest has been in the making, it seems, for all of 2020 due to the pandemic and will happen next year.

Teixeira won the vacant belt last year in an absolute war against Carlos Adames last December. That bout, which was an interim title, was elevated to the official champion after the original titleholder, Jaime Munguia, decided to move up to middleweight, where he is currently fighting.  Also was of note that Teixeira was able to outlast Adames in what became upset on that supporting bout to Oscar Valdez stopping Adam Lopez.

Castano was last seen in Oxen Hill taking on middleweights and stopped one in Wale Omotoso and decided that he was after that fight going to come back down to 154. He had been angling for a title shot after his competitive draw against Erislandy Lara last March.

With Golden Boy winning the bid, go ahead and set your sights on the fight that Saturday night being aired on DAZN.

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