Carlos Castro with One Goal in Mind

The super-featherweight World Title

Ranked number two by the World Boxing Council and the World Boxing Organization, in super-featherweight, the native of Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Carlos Castro trains hard for a shot at a world title.

With a record of 27 -0 (12 KO), the young fighter is focused on obtaining that goal.

“Right now, I feel happy and content with the opportunities that life has given me,” Carlos tells us. “My mentality is currently focused on preparing myself for whatever comes within this sport.”


About Carlos

Carlos was born in Obregón, Sonora, Mexico, however, he has not visited his hometown due to his immigration status.

Phoenix, Arizona has been the land that has seen him grow since he was 3 years old, and become, not only a great boxer, but a family man.

Thanks to boxing, Carlos’s immigration status is heading towards legalization.

“This sport has given me the opportunity to have a work visa,” Carlos tells us. “Soon I will be a permanent resident of this country.”

His love for boxing appears by chance.

The young boxer tells us, “One afternoon, on the way home with my dad, we were coming from a panaderia, suddenly we saw a man who was in the backyard of his house. training children. We talked to him and since then my dad took me to train with him and I haven’t stopped since I was nine. ”

Carlos is grateful for having found the sport of boxing, since it has guided him to a path of discipline, safety and most of all away of any legal problem.

“I grew up in Phoenix on 31st Avenue and Van Buren, an area where I could get into a lot of trouble, but thanks to boxing, I stayed away from any trouble” Carlos tells us.

Besides boxing, the young graduate of Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix has a beautiful family with his wife Karely and his children Jerry and Ariana.

Looking to get to the promised land

Carlos trains three times a day; he has reached the point in his career where he doesn’t have to have an additional job to support his family.

“Thank God, today I can train more thoroughly and prepare well, I don’t have wealth, but I do have what I need to continue with my dream of being champion,” emphasizes Carlos.

In Carlos sight is the current 122-pound champion Stephen Fulton.  As of today, Carlos has an agreement with Showtime, he hopes to have a place on the Keith Thurman vs. Mario Barrios undercard.

“I hope that in a year or so I will have the opportunity to compete for the world title,” said Castro. “For now, I am going to face whoever I have tom and do it to the best of my abilities,” he added.

Carlos is going all out and puts his body, soul and heart into the sport, his boxing career and his family, as he always remembersthe advice of his parents.

“They always instilled in me to keep my head up in search of achieving my dreams, that in this journey of life there are going to be problems, but you have to face them and keep looking for what you want so much, that way you will never regret not chasing your dream.”