Brian Castano (17-0-1, 12 KOs) achieved his goal of becoming a world champion.

On Saturday night at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Castano captured the WBO junior middleweight championship with a dominant twelve round unanimous decision over Patrick Teixeira (31-2, 22 KOs).

The scores were 120-108, 119-109 and 117-111.

For Teixeira, it was his first bout since a title winning effort over Carlos Adames in November of 2019.

And Castano was fighting for the first time, also since November of 2019, when he stopped veteran Wale Omotoso in five rounds. 

Teixiera tried his best to use his long jab to keep Castano at bay, but it wasn't enough.

Castano was applying constant pressure throughout the entire fight and was able to land a lot of hard shots to the head and body of Teixeira.

In the last few rounds, Teixeira began to stand his ground more often to fight fire with fire - which led to a dramatic twelfth round where Castano rocked him badly and seemed to be a punch away from sending him down to the canvas.

The victory will put Castano in line for a full division unification with his Premier Boxing Champions stablemate - WBC, WBA, IBF champion Jermell Charlo. And that fight could very well happen before the year is over.

“I am very happy. We did a great job with my team,” said Castano.

“It was a good fight. We all make 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.”