“Teixeira wanted an easier rival than me,” says Brian Castaño


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Brian Carlos Castaño

Brian Carlos Castaño I consider that Patrick Teixeira, super welterweight champion of the OMB, wanted to make his first defense against an opponent of “lower level” than him.

Teixeira he’s a good fighter, but maybe he didn’t want to fight me in his first defense, ”he said. Brown in interview with Boxing Scene. “I think I wanted someone easier. It’s not that he didn’t want to face me, but I’m convinced that he would have wanted an opponent of a lower level or easier in his first defense.

Brown Y Teixeira will meet next Saturday, February 13 at the Fantasy Springs Casino, in Indio, California, after both have fought for the last time in 2019.

The two were initially going to face each other in April 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic stopped the fight.

Later, as the representatives of Teixeira they did not believe that they would deliver the American visa on time to Brown, there were some exchanges of Patrick with Tim Tszyu. However, in September came Brian Carlos to train in The Angels thinking that the fight would close by December.

Meanwhile, Tszyu will face Dennis Hogan March 31st.

Saturday’s billboard DAZN will be headed for combat Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz vs. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov for the IBF super featherweight championship.

The sparring of 2017

Brian Carlos Castaño Y Patrick Teixeira they sparred in 2017, so they already know each other. For that reason, Brian believes that Patrick I wanted to fight first against Tim Tszyu.

“We train together in Las Vegas three or four years ago ”, confessed Castaño. “We had a sparring session (six rounds) at Vegas in 2017. He knows me and I know he’s a strong guy, but maybe I’m stronger than all his previous opponents. “


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