Carlos Castro

Weightclass: Super Bantamweight

  • 23wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 9kos

AGE:
24
Birthplace:
Phoenix, Arizona
Height:
5'9"
reach:
70"
Managers:
Self-managed
Trainers:
Clemente Medina

fighter feed

Carlos Castro

At the age of 24, Carlos is a six-year pro. A talented prospect at 122 pounds, he is a popular performer in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. Before his debut, he had a good amateur career that included around 190 fights.

In his last fight on August 25, 2018, in Glendale, Arizona, he won an eight-round unanimous decision against Diuhl Olguin.

Fightnews.com’s David Finger reported from ringside [excerpts]: Undefeated Carlos Castro of Phoenix won a lopsided decision over Diuhl Olguin of Guadalajara, Mexico over eight rounds.

Olguin was never able to find an answer for the speed of Castro, who picked the Mexican brawler apart over eight rounds.

Scores were 80-72, 79-73 and a somewhat surprising 77-75. With the win Castro improves to 21-0, 9 KOs…. [End Finger item]

In an earlier interview, Carlos said, “I train at Knockout Gym here in Phoenix. I’ve been working with my trainer, Angel Soto, since I was 10 years old.

“For sparring, we usually just mix it up with local guys. In the past, I had to work a job – I had to feed my family – so I didn’t have much time to travel for sparring.

“My style – I’m more of a smart boxer, a counterpuncher.

“I don’t use a nickname.”

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Carlos said, “I was born in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. I have two brothers. I was around two years old when my family moved to Phoenix. My dad works at a car dealership and my mom works at a restaurant. I’m the only boxer in my family.

“I was about seven years old when I first started boxing. Actually, it was like a one-day thing. We were going to get some bread, where we usually go, and in front of it there was a house with a boxing gym. We just got there and I tried it and we went from there. I started liking it.

“I had about 190 amateur fights with probably around 15 losses. There was only one national tournament I could compete in because I wasn’t a citizen. That was the National Silver Gloves.

“I’m naturally right-handed. I’m married and I have two kids – I’m married at a young age. I have a boy that seven years old, and the baby girl that’s six months old.

“I was working as a landscaper, but now that this opportunity came up with Top Rank, I’m going to box full-time.”…

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2007 NATIONAL SILVER GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIPS – 80 pounds (12-13 years old) – GOLD MEDALIST: in the semifinals (his first fight) he stopped Rondarrius Hunter in the 3rd round; in the finals he defeated Hakeem Watkins

2005 NATIONAL SILVER GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Independence, Missouri, 65 pounds (10-11 years old) – GOLD MEDALIST: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) he defeated Andrew Metheney of Barron, Wisc.; in the semifinals he defeated Patrick Harris of Capital Heights, Md.; in the finals he defeated Juan Lopez Jr.

STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement…has good punching power…had a strong amateur background…

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 21 fights…101 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 4.8 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 42 %…

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 10 rounds – 1 (1-0)…8 rounds – 3 (3-0)…

fight history

  • 2018

    In his last fight on 8-25-18 in Glendale, AZ, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Diuhl Olguin (13-10-3): the bout was on the undercard of the Jose Pedraza vs. Ray Beltran main event; Carlos dominated the fight – he out-boxed and out-worked Olguin, and consistently landed the sharper punches; scored 80-72, 79-73, 77-75…

    WON VACANT WBC-USNBC SB TITLE – on 2-24-18 in Phoenix, AZ, he won by TKO (10th round) against Alexis Santiago (21-5-1): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at the Celebrity Theater, and Carlos dominated the fight; he consistently out-boxed and out-worked Santiago, and wore him down; Carlos rocked Santiago with a series of punches in the 10th round – Santiago’s corner threw in the towel, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:50…

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  • 2017

    On 10-14-17 in Phoenix he won by TKO (4th round) against Basilio Nieves (15-3): Carlos scored three knockdowns in the 4th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:18…

    On 4-22-17 in Phoenix he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Juan Palacios (29-7-2): scored 80-72 on all three scorecards…

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  • 2016

    On 10-29-16 in Tolleson, AZ, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against German Meraz (55-38-1): scored 80-71 on all three scorecards…

    On 9-3-16 in Phoenix he won by knockout (1st round, 2:18) against Jorge Diaz (18-4-1)…

    On 2-20-16 in Phoenix he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Eduardo Reyes (6-5): scored 60-54, 59-55, 59-55…

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