*LAS VEGAS (June 1, 2018)* – Undefeated super bantamweight contender
Carlos Castro has signed a multi-year promotional agreement with Top Rank,
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today. Castro, a 24-year-old
resident of Phoenix, Arizona, has a record of 20-0 with nine knockouts and
is the current WBC USNBC super bantamweight champion.
“I am very proud of this achievement. I know that signing with Top Rank is
a great opportunity for me and will bring other great opportunities to my
career,” Castro said. “I am ready to continue developing my talent and
demonstrate why Top Rank signed me.”
Castro was born in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, and moved to Phoenix
with his family when he was 2 years old. He had an extensive amateur career
consisting of nearly 200 fights, and as a youngster, he won a pair of
National Silver Gloves titles. Castro made his pro debut as an 18-year-old
on June 16, 2012, winning a four-round unanimous decision over Tony Green
at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix.
Castro has fought 16 of his 20 pro bouts at the Celebrity Theater,
cultivating a loyal fan base in his hometown. He lives and trains in
Phoenix under the guidance of Angel Soto, who has been his trainer since he
was 10 years old.
Castro took a big step up in competition in September 2016 against longtime
contender Jorge Diaz, stopping Diaz in the opening round. He went 2-0 in
2017, shutting out Juan Palacios over eight rounds in April and knocking
out Basilio Nieves in the fourth round in October.
In his last bout, on Feb. 24 in Phoenix, Castro knocked out Alexis Santiago
in the 10th and final round after Santiago’s corner threw in the towel. It
was the first time Santiago (21-5-1 entering the fight) had been knocked
out as a pro.
Castro’s first fight under the Top Rank banner will be announced soon.