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Castaño stops Omotoso in Oxen Hill


Castaño stops Omotoso in Oxen Hill

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Castaño stops Omotoso in Oxen Hill

Undefeated former champion Brian Carlos Castaño (16-0-1, 12 KOs) of Argentina scored a technical knockout win over veteran contender Wale “Lucky Boy” Omotoso (28-5, 22 KOs) of Nigeria in a super welterweight showdown that headlined FS1 PBC Fight Night on Saturday from MGM National Harbor in Oxen Hill, Maryland. The official time of the stoppage came at the 3:00 mark of round five.

Castano, after the contest that he was in control of, stated he doesn’t know who next up for him at middleweight.

“I’m pretty sure the other guys watched me; I’m not sure they want to fight me,” Castaño (16-0-1, 12KOs) told and other reporters following Saturday’s win, “They know I’m a dangerous fighter.”

“I need to stay busy. I am a fighter, this is my life. I need to fight and am willing to fight anyone.”

Castaño is coming off a draw against Erislandy Lara back in March. Castano, after this stoppage, reflected on that fight as well.

“The Lara fight did frustrate me,” Castano admitted. “I knew, and I know today, I could have done more and I could have thrown more punches. I know I won that fight. This day, I regret not doing what I could have done.

The one caveat that Castaño put out there is he is fighting at 154 pounds and nothing more.

“Fighting at] at 160 is too heavy. I’m too small.; I’m small for 154 already,” joked Castaño, who at 5’7” is already undersized against most divisional competition. “That said, show me [enough] money and the right opponent! There is Sergiy Derevyanchneko, who I fought in a platform that nobody recognizes as a pro fight (World Series of Boxing). He was a very strong guy.”

But I am a 154 pounder.”

Castaño looked impressive in this contest and it’s worth nothing if he somehow gets back into the mix of the WBA rankings sooner rather than later after this one.

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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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