Carlos Castro
Carlos Castro

Carlos Castro

RECORD

27 - 1 - 0

KOs

12

Weight 122 lbs (55.45 kg)

Age 28

Home Phoenix, Arizona, USA 

Complete Stats

Undefeated featherweight Carlos Castro is the latest product from Arizona impressing fight fans with his blend of boxing skill and a warrior's heart. Read Bio

Last Fight

Loss vs Brandon Figuerora

Jul 09, 2022 / Alomodome, San Antonio, Texas

Carlos Castro LOSES to Brandon Figuerora by TKO in Round 6 of 12

Latest News

Carlos Castro News
Rey VargasPBC Boxing Video
Jul 10, 2022 / Magsayo vs Vargas, Rey Vargas, Mark Magsayo, Brandon Figueroa, Carlos Castro, Frank Martin

Rey Vargas Outpoints Mark Magsayo, Becomes Two-Division Champ

Vargas rises from a knockdown and overcomes a spirited effort from Mark Magsayo to become the new WBC World Featherweight Champion in the main event of an action-packed Premier Boxing Champions event Saturday night on SHOWTIME.

Keith ThurmanPBC Boxing Video
Feb 6, 2022 / Thurman vs Barrios, Keith Thurman, Mario Barrios, Leo Santa Cruz, Jesus Alejandro Ramos, Luis Nery, Carlos Castro, Abel Ramos, Ryan Karl, Omar Juarez

Keith Thurman Looks Strong in Ring Return, Defeats Mario Barrios

The former unified welterweight world champion returns in fine form, winning a unanimous decision over former super lightweight world champ Mario Barrios Saturday night in FOX Sports PBC pay-per-view main event.

Carlos CastroPBC Boxing Video
Jan 26, 2022 / Nery vs Castro, Carlos Castro

The Time is Now For Carlos Castro

The undefeated 122-pounder promises an action-packed fight, and a victory, when he steps up against former two-division champion Luis Nery Saturday, February 5 on PBC FOX Sports Pay-Per-View.

Fights

Carlos Castro Fights

LOSS vs Brandon Figuerora 23-1-1

Jul 09, 2022 Alomodome, San Antonio, Texas

Brandon Figuerora WINS against Carlos Castro by TKO in Round 6 of 12

LOSS vs Luis Nery 31-1-0

Feb 05, 2022 Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Luis Nery WINS against Carlos Castro by SD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Oscar Escandon 26-6-0

Aug 21, 2021 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

Carlos Castro WINS against Oscar Escandon by KO in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Cesar Juarez 25-8-0

Jul 09, 2020 The Bubble, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Cesar Juarez by RTD in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Jesus Ruiz Garcia 41-8-5

Feb 21, 2020 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Jesus Ruiz Garcia by MD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Daniel Lozano 15-8-0

Oct 12, 2019 Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Daniel Lozano by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Mario Diaz Maldonado 18-2-0

May 11, 2019 Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Mario Diaz Maldonado by UD in Round 10 of 10

WIN vs Genesis Servania 32-1-0

Feb 10, 2019 Save Mart Arena, Fresno, California, USA

Genesis Servania LOSES to Carlos Castro by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Diuhl Olguin 13-10-3

Aug 25, 2018 Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Diuhl Olguin by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Alexis Santiago 21-7-1

Feb 24, 2018 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Alexis Santiago by TKO in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Basilio Nieves 15-3-0

Oct 14, 2017 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Basilio Nieves by TKO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Juan Palacios 29-7-2

Apr 22, 2017 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Juan Palacios by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs German Ivan Meraz 55-38-1

Oct 29, 2016 Tolleson Veterans Park, Tolleson, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against German Ivan Meraz by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Jorge Diaz 18-4-1

Sep 03, 2016 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Jorge Diaz by KO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Eduardo Rafael Reyes 6-5-0

Feb 20, 2016 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Eduardo Rafael Reyes by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Sergio Najera 10-22-2

Dec 12, 2015 Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Sergio Najera by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Jose Silveria 15-17-0

Sep 26, 2015 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Jose Silveria by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Juan Carlos Guillen 7-0-1

Aug 15, 2015 We Ko Pa Casino, Fort McDowell, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Juan Carlos Guillen by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Cesar Garcia 11-18-1

Jul 25, 2015 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Cesar Garcia by TKO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Angel Monrreal 8-5-1

May 23, 2015 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Angel Monrreal by TKO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Victor Serrano Islas 4-8-1

May 15, 2015 US Airway Centre, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Victor Serrano Islas by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Raymond Chacon 5-15-0

Apr 25, 2015 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Raymond Chacon by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs John Herrera 4-8-2

Nov 15, 2014 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against John Herrera by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Jamie Gutierrez 4-8-0

Sep 20, 2014 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Jamie Gutierrez by RTD in Round 3 of 4

Win vs Miguelito Marti 0-1-0

Sep 21, 2013 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Miguelito Marti by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Jazzma Hogue 2-4-1

Mar 09, 2013 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Jazzma Hogue by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Eric McNorris 0-0-0

Nov 30, 2012 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Eric McNorris by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Angel Gonzales 0-2-1

Oct 06, 2012 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Angel Gonzales by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Tony Green 0-0-0

Jun 16, 2012 Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Carlos Castro WINS against Tony Green by UD in Round 4 of 4

Stats

Carlos Castro

  • WINS 27
  • LOSSES 1
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 12

Weight 122 lbs (55.45 kg)

Height 5'7" (1.7 m)

Reach 70" (178 cm)

  • Born

    March 04, 1994
  • Age

    28
  • Country

    Mexico
  • Born in

    Ciudad Obregon, Sonora
  • Trains in

    Phoenix, AZ
  • Stance

    Southpaw
  • Rounds Boxed

    136
  • KO Percentage

    44.44%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Carlos Castro Bio

Born in Mexico but raised in Arizona, Carlos Castro is one of the best pure boxers in the sport today. The undefeated Castro is fast closing in on a world title shot has he climbs the ranks of the stacked 122- and 126-pound divisions.

All About Boxing

Carlos Castro was born in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, and moved to Phoenix with his family when he was two years old. At age seven, he discovered boxing at Knockout Boxing Club and never looked back. 

Castro had an extensive amateur career consisting of nearly 200 fights and won three National Championships. Castro made his pro debut at the local Celebrity Theater on June 16, 2012, winning a four-round unanimous decision over Tony Green. 

Castro 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.

On February 24, 2018, 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 returned to the ring that August, cruising to an eight-round unanimous decision over Diuhl Olguin at Gila River Arena in Glendale, California. 

On February 10, 2019, Castro took on the 32-1 Genesis Servania in Fresno, California for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Bantam belt. The smooth-boxing Castro was at his best, winning a wide 10-round unanimous decision. Castro would notch two more wins in 2019, a 10-round unanimous decision over Mario Diaz in May and a first round KO of Daniel Lozano that November. 

Castro vs. Escandon: August 21, 2021 (FOX Sports PPV)

Proving His Pedigree

Castro made a significant switch when he enlisted respected trainer Manny Robles to his team. Then, on August 21, 2021, he took on the toughest opponent of his career, two-time interim featherweight world champion Oscar Escandon. The bout took place on the Manny Pacquiao-Yordenis Ugas FOX Sports pay-per-view undercard at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In the biggest fight of his career, Castro looked better than ever, overcoming a slow start to stop the rugged pintsized Escandon at 1:08 of the 10th round.

Escandon shook Castro a few times in the first, crushing the younger, taller fighter with a brutal left hook near the end of the first three minutes. Castro allowed the squatty 37-year-old Escandon (26-6, 18 KOs) inside, using counter right hands to establish a distance that worked. In the seventh round, Castro appeared to knock down Escandon, which was overturned between rounds to be ruled a slip—rightfully so.

By then, Castro had gained control of the fight.

In the 10th, Castro applied pressure and landed a right on the chin that stunned Escandon, and he followed that with a right in the back of his left ear and sent Escandon down. Referee Celestino Ruiz took a close look at Escandon, who took a knee, then waved it over.

“I knew it was going to be a slow start,” Castro said. “Manny Robles taught me a lot, but a year and a half out of the ring, a new coach—it’s always different. Sparring and training is always different from fights, so I feel great and happy for the opportunity. I have to keep progressing.

“Escandon has been in there with the best. He’s gone a lot of rounds with world champions. But it was just a matter of time, picking our punches. I sat down a little more on my shots. I’ve been with Manny Robles for only four months. With a little more time, I think we’ll be able to dominate the division.”

Unfortunately Castro would suffer the first loss of his career in his next bout, dropping a split decision loss to former two-division champ Luis Nery on February 5, 2022.