Undefeated super-bantamweight contender, Carlos Castro, has signed a promotional deal with Top Rank, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today.
24-year-old Castro, of Pheonix, Arizona, currently stands at 20-0 (9KOs) and holds the WBC USNBC super-bantamweight title.
“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, who was born in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, moved to Phoenix at the age of two, and as a youngster established himself as a standout amateur, competing over 200 times and winning a pair of National Silver Gloves titles.
Castro made his debut in the professional ranks aged 18, securing a unanimous decision victory over Tony Green at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix.
The Celebrity Theater has become Castro’s home turf, with the young prospect having contested 16 of his 20 fights at the venue, and he has picked up quite a loyal local following in the process.
Castro last tasted action in February when he knocked out Alexis Santiago in the final round of their ten round contest. It was the first time Santiago had been stopped in his 27 professional contests.