Unbeaten junior middleweight Brian Castano (17-0-1, 12 KOs) dethroned WBO world champion Patrick Teixeira (31-2, 22 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Castano, who was a 6:1 favorite coming into the fight, put the pressure on early and never let up. Big punch statistic advantages for Castano, who nearly stopped Teixeira in the final round. Scores were 120-108, 119-109, 117-111.
“I am very happy. We did a great job with my team,” said Castaño. “It was a good fight. We all mistakes, and I have to fix things here and there, but a fight is a fight. Each fight is different, and I understand that. I knew Teixeia very well going into this fight. He is very strong, and he has a lot of heart. He is a great person. This was one of the greatest wins of my career. Not anyone can be a world champion, and I was able to do it twice. So I am very happy.”