|Real name||Brian Carlos Castaño|
|Nickname(s)||Ray Sugar / El Boxi|
|Height||5 ft 7½ in (171 cm) |
|Reach||67 in (170 cm)|
|Born||September 12, 1989|
Isidro Casanova, Argentina
|Wins by KO||11|
Early life and amateur career
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, 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.
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. After recovering, Castaño relocated to the United States. 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.
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. Two months after the fight, Castaño said that Soro's promoter, Univent, had yet to pay most of his purse.
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.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|16 fights||15 wins||0 losses|
|16||Draw||15–0–1||Erislandy Lara||SD||12||2 Mar 2019||Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.||Retained WBA (regular) super welterweight title|
|15||Win||15–0||Cédric Vitu||TKO||12 (12)||10 Mar 2018||La Seine Musicale, Boulogne-Billancourt, France||Retained WBA (regular) super welterweight title|
|14||Win||14–0||Michel Soro||SD||12||1 Jul 2017||Casino d'Évian, Évian-les-Bains, France||Retained WBA interim super welterweight title|
|13||Win||13–0||Emmanuel de Jesús||KO||6 (12), 2:23||26 Nov 2016||Polideportivo Juan Domingo Perón, González Catán, Argentina||Won WBA interim super welterweight title|
|12||Win||12–0||Marcus Upshaw||TKO||5 (10), 2:03||12 Jul 2016||Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino, Nice, California, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Aaron García||UD||8||18 Dec 2015||Palms Casino Resort, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Jonathan Batista||DQ||5 (6), 1:15||29 Aug 2015||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Batista disqualified for low blows|
|9||Win||9–0||Todd Manuel||TKO||1 (6), 2:53||26 Jul 2015||Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Críspulo Javier Andino||TKO||2 (10)||4 Apr 2015||Club Almirante Brown, San Justo, Argentina|
|7||Win||7–0||César Sastre Silva||TKO||4 (8)||6 Jun 2014||Villa La Ñata Sporting Club, Benavídez, Argentina|
|6||Win||6–0||Juan Cuellar||TKO||2 (6), 2:40||12 Apr 2014||Estadio República de Venezuela, San Carlos de Bolívar, Argentina|
|5||Win||5–0||Claudinei Lacerda||TKO||5 (8), 2:46||12 Oct 2013||Polideportivo Gustavo Toro Rodriguez, San Martín, Argentina|
|4||Win||4–0||César Vélez||TKO||2 (10), 2:27||25 May 2013||Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|3||Win||3–0||Pablo Roldan||UD||6||26 Jan 2013||Polideportivo Municipal, Monte Hermoso, Argentina|
|2||Win||2–0||Jose Carlos Paz||TKO||5 (6), 1:40||20 Oct 2012||Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|1||Win||1–0||Alejandro Antonio Dominguez||TKO||4 (6), 2:59||22 Sep 2012||Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
Title last held byJack Culcay-Keth
| WBA light middleweight champion
November 26, 2016 - October 22, 2017
| WBA light middleweight champion
October 22, 2017 - present