Undefeated featherweight prospect, Carlos Castro 3-0 (1), is looking to not only garner a victory in hopes at a future title shot, but, the nineteen year old former amateur standout, wants to lay down the pain in entertaining fashion for the fans. Born in Mexico, raised in Arizona, Castro, compiled a 98-10 amateur record, with numerous awards. All though still a teen, the father of a two year old son, has his wife and child to keep him focused, and grounded, as well as something mutch more to fight for than just a strap.
Castro made his debut in June of 2012, and has banged out three consecutive victories, with his last outing being a first round TKO. This Saturday night, Castro, who will be fighting in front of his hometown fans, at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, AZ, will be taking on, upset minded, Jazzma Hogue 2-4-1. Who all though maybe coming off a losing streak, an opponent that Carlos feels can be very dangerous with nothing to lose and everything to gain.
In this exclusive interview, we speak with the young gun, about his upcoming fight, his inspirations and more, enjoy.
Benny Henderson Jr.:
What inspired you to want to become a professional fighter?
Growing up, my Mom and Dad struggled a lot trying to give us everything they could. My Dad wanted me to get in to the sport. I wanted something to keep me busy, I did not want to be running the streets and stuff. I want to be somebody, when I retire, I want to be able to tell my kid stories about my life, and what I did, what I tried to concur.
You are nineteen years old, and are raising a two year old son. Is that what keeps you grounded, is that what makes you fight harder?
Oh yes, he is my inspiration, I try to do everything for him. I know if I fight hard and make it in the fight world, he will not have to struggle like I or my parents have. I want him to look back and say good things about his Dad.
You have been a pro around nine months now, what have you learned, good or bad, about the pro game in these few short months?
I have learned it is totally different then the amateurs, you train harder. I have learned it is a hard sport, I want to be somebody in this sport.
What do you feel separates you from the other prospects in your division?
I feel that with my wife and son beside me, I feel stronger, more powerful, I feel great. Everybody trains hard, but I try to train harder, I always try to do the best that I can. I also feel that my speed and power separates me as well.
You have the fight coming up Saturday, do you know anything about your opponent?
He is a hard fighter, he has proven it, he comes to win. But, I cannot permit that, he is coming to my city, he cannot do that. not in front of my crowd.
I know that Jazzma Hogue is coming off a four fight losing streak, in my eyes, that means he has nothing to lose, he has been there before, and he wants to win. So, to me, a fighter who has nothing to lose, is a dangerous fighter. Would you agree?
Yes, he has nothing to lose, it does make him dangerous. He wants to win, everybody wants to win, he wants to break that losing streak. But, there can only be one winner in that ring.
Why should a fan of boxing come to witness a Carlos Castro fight?
I think the fans of boxing should come and watch me, because I always try to put on a good show and give them what they want. My fans like action, and I try to give them what the want to see. They like seeing fighters go at it, and they like seeing people getting hurt, so I want to give them that.
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