Brian Castaño (17-0-1, 12 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina captured the WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship by scoring a 12-round unanimous decision win against Patrick Teixeira (31-2, 22 KOs) of Sao Paulo, Brasil. Castaño won with scores of 120-108, 119-109, and 117-111l.

“I am very happy. We did a great job with my team,” said Brian 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 Teixeira very well going into this fight. He is very strong, and he has a lot of heart. He is a great. This was one of the greatest victories of my career.”

The fight headlined a stacked card of action that was streamed live exclusively on DAZN in more than 200 countries and territories, including the U.S., Mexico, Russia, Tajikistan, Brazil and Argentina.

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Patrick Teixeira (31-1, 22 KOs) of Sau Paulo, Brazil will make the first defense of his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title against undefeated challenger Brian “El Boxi” Castaño (16-0-1, 12 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina in a 12-round battle.

The event will take place Saturday, April 25 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.

“I am very happy and excited to defend my world title for the very first time,” said Patrick Teixeira. “I worked very hard to become a world champion, and I won’t let anyone take that away from me. I know that Castaño, as my mandatory challenger, is tough and experienced, but my team and I are more than ready to go to war and deliver a great performance for all the fans at Fantasy Springs.”

“I’m delighted to announce this epic card of international proportions,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “For this huge event, we’ll have fighters from four different continents battling it out for world titles from all four sanctioning bodies. Fans of professional boxing will be treated to a banquet of big fights headlined by Sergey Kovalev vs. Sullivan Barrera, along with the returns of world champions such as Patrick Teixeira, Rene and Felix Alvarado, and Chayaphon Moonsri. Don’t miss this festival of world champions on April 25 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and live on DAZN.”

WBO World Champion Patrick Teixeira honored in his hometown of Santa Catarina

WBO Jr. Middleweight World Champion Patrick Teixeira was honored in Sombrio, his hometown in the interior of Santa Catarina. The boxer paraded through the streets, headed by Mayor Zênio Cardoso, and received a plaque of honor.

The Brazilian was accompanied by Edson Xuxa do Nascimento (coach), Patrick Nascimento (manager) and José David de Souza (assistant coach).

Sombrio is a municipality located in the extreme south of Santa Catarina, on the coast, seven kilometers from the sea. Distant 240 km from Florianópolis and 230 km from Porto Alegre, it has about 30 thousand inhabitants.

After the Christmas and New Year holidays, Patrick Teixeira is due to begin training for his first belt defense, which will take place in the first half of 2020. Last week, the WBO in their 32nd Convention held in Tokyo, Japan upgraded Teixeira to “full” champion during the ratings portion of its annual convention and made Argentine Brian Castaño the mandatory challenger of Teixeira. The appointment came from a unanimous vote from the WBO committee upon a request from Sean Gibbons, who was on hand to represent Castaño on behalf of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) and Tom Brown’s TGB Promotions.


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