Brian Castaño

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Brian Castaño
Real nameBrian Carlos Castaño
Nickname(s)Ray Sugar / El Boxi
Weight(s)Light middleweight
Height5 ft 7½ in (171 cm) [1]
Reach67 in (170 cm)
NationalityArgentina Argentine
Born (1989-09-12) September 12, 1989 (age 29)
Isidro Casanova, Argentina
Boxing record
Total fights16
Wins by KO11

Brian Carlos Castaño (born September 12, 1989) is an Argentine professional boxer who is the current WBA (Regular) super welterweight title holder.

Early life and amateur career[edit]

Castaño started boxing at 11, trained by his father Carlos, who was also a professional boxer. Castaño won a South American Games gold medal and tallied a 181-5-5 record as an amateur,[2] with wins over Errol Spence and Esquiva Falcão. Castaño participated in the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships, winning his first two bout before losing to Jack Culcay-Keth. He also represented Argentina in the World Series of Boxing. Castaño accumulated a 3-0 record in the World Series, including a famous win over Serhiy Derevianchenko, who had previously been unbeaten in the competition.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Castaño made his professional debut on September 2012, months after his win over Derevianchenko. He beat Alejandro Antonio Dominguez with a round 4 technical knockout at Luna Park. Castaño won his first 8 fights, 7 by way of knockout, before being sidelined due to an arrhytmia which caused several medical complications.[4][5] After recovering, Castaño relocated to the United States.[6] Castaño maintained his winning streak, winning four fights over the course of a year while fighting out of the U.S.

On November 2016, Castaño fought Emmanuel de Jesús for the WBA super welterweight interim title. After knocking De Jesús down on round 1 with a flurry of punches, Castaño went down at the beginning of round 2, following a cross from De Jesús. Castaño survived the round and as the fight went on, De Jesús started slowing down. Castaño eventually won the fight with a body shot towards the end of round 6.[7]

Castaño stepped up against former world title challenger and long-time contender, Michel Soro. Castaño won a close fight by split decision (115-113, 115-113, 112-116). The judges seem to prefer Castaño's activity and consistency over Soro's calculated pressure, who admitted he had started slow in a post-fight interview.[8] Two months after the fight, Castaño said that Soro's promoter, Univent, had yet to pay most of his purse.[9]

After Demetrius Andrade vacated his WBA (Regular) title, the WBA elevated Castaño to regular champion. Shortly thereafter, the WBA ordered a fight between Castaño and WBA (Super) champion, Erislandy Lara.[10]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
16 fights 15 wins 0 losses
By knockout 11 0
By decision 3 0
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
16 Draw 15–0–1 Cuba Erislandy Lara SD 12 2 Mar 2019 United States Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Retained WBA (regular) super welterweight title
15 Win 15–0 France Cédric Vitu TKO 12 (12) 10 Mar 2018 France La Seine Musicale, Boulogne-Billancourt, France Retained WBA (regular) super welterweight title
14 Win 14–0 France Michel Soro SD 12 1 Jul 2017 France Casino d'Évian, Évian-les-Bains, France Retained WBA interim super welterweight title
13 Win 13–0 Puerto Rico Emmanuel de Jesús KO 6 (12), 2:23 26 Nov 2016 Argentina Polideportivo Juan Domingo Perón, González Catán, Argentina Won WBA interim super welterweight title
12 Win 12–0 United States Marcus Upshaw TKO 5 (10), 2:03 12 Jul 2016 United States Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino, Nice, California, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 Mexico Aaron García UD 8 18 Dec 2015 United States Palms Casino Resort, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 Dominican Republic Jonathan Batista DQ 5 (6), 1:15 29 Aug 2015 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Batista disqualified for low blows
9 Win 9–0 United States Todd Manuel TKO 1 (6), 2:53 26 Jul 2015 United States Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 Argentina Críspulo Javier Andino TKO 2 (10) 4 Apr 2015 Argentina Club Almirante Brown, San Justo, Argentina
7 Win 7–0 Argentina César Sastre Silva TKO 4 (8) 6 Jun 2014 Argentina Villa La Ñata Sporting Club, Benavídez, Argentina
6 Win 6–0 Argentina Juan Cuellar TKO 2 (6), 2:40 12 Apr 2014 Argentina Estadio República de Venezuela, San Carlos de Bolívar, Argentina
5 Win 5–0 Brazil Claudinei Lacerda TKO 5 (8), 2:46 12 Oct 2013 Argentina Polideportivo Gustavo Toro Rodriguez, San Martín, Argentina
4 Win 4–0 Argentina César Vélez TKO 2 (10), 2:27 25 May 2013 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
3 Win 3–0 Argentina Pablo Roldan UD 6 26 Jan 2013 Argentina Polideportivo Municipal, Monte Hermoso, Argentina
2 Win 2–0 Argentina Jose Carlos Paz TKO 5 (6), 1:40 20 Oct 2012 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 Win 1–0 Argentina Alejandro Antonio Dominguez TKO 4 (6), 2:59 22 Sep 2012 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Title last held by
Jack Culcay-Keth
WBA light middleweight champion
Interim title

November 26, 2016 - October 22, 2017
Preceded by
Demetrius Andrade
WBA light middleweight champion
Regular title

October 22, 2017 - present