Re: Jermell Charlo v Brian Castano 154 unification- Showtime
Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano will square off for the unified super-welterweight title in Texas, with the bout starting in the early hours of the morning
Jermell Charlo fights Brian Castano tonight in a massive undisputed super-welterweight title fight in front of an expected capacity crowd in Texas.
The fight will start in the early hours of the morning for British fans, but it is one of the biggest bouts of the summer and there are sure to be fireworks between the two.
Castano has yet to be beaten in any of his 18 fights, while Charlo has lost just one of his 35 bouts, and both men will be looking to make history by becoming the first undisputed champion in the weight class.
Charlo is a heavy favourite for the bout, but Castano has vowed to 'punish' his opponent when they meet in the ring later tonight.
It isn't the only world title bout on the card either, with Rolando Romero facing Anthony Yigit in a WBA interim world lightweight title fight.
Here's all you need to know about the fights...
The fights will take place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, with the main event likely to start around 5am for British fans.
The pay-per-view portion of the card kicks off at 3am for British fans, which is 9pm local time.
Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano - undisputed super welterweight title (Charlo’s WBC, WBA and IBF titles, Castano’s WBO title)
Rolando Romero vs. Anthony Yigit – interim WBA lightweight champion
Amilcar Vidal vs. Immanuwel Aleem
Jermell Charlo: “This is a dream come true. I’ve wanted to be undisputed since I was a child because this is the highest you can reach in boxing.
"Being in this moment really makes me thankful to my whole team who helped me get to this point.
“Now is the time that me and my brother finally get the opportunity to show the world what we’re worth.
"This is the moment for us. Opportunities like this don’t come around too often, so I have to go out there and take advantage.
Brian Castano : “For me and my team, this is yet another opportunity to lift Argentine boxing up and add another star to that legacy.
"That’s what I want and I’m enjoying this moment. I promise that on Saturday night, I’m going to leave it all in the ring for everybody.
“He has all the pressure on him being in his home state. I’ve been training so hard for nine months and I’m comfortable as the underdog.
"I always come in as the underdog, so I don’t feel any pressure.
Do not let success go to your head and do not let failure get to your heart.