Junior Castillo appears on Fort Washington card tonight
THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at the Historic Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland undefeated 2012 Olympian Junior Castillo is set to make his American debut when he takes on Roland Nagy in a Jr. Middleweight bout scheduled for 6-rounds.
In the main event, Undefeated Forestville, Maryland super lightweight Mykal “The Professor” Fox (7-0, two KOs) will face his toughest challenge to date when he faces Adam “Bad Boy” Maté (18-6, 11 KOs) of Sopron, Hungary The six-round bout will headline a stacked 8-fight lineup that will not have a single boxer with a losing record on the card.
Castillo of the Dominican Republic competed in the 2012 London games before losing to home country favorite Anthony Ogogo.
Castillo turned professional a year later and has racked up seven wins, all by knockout before signing with King’s Promotions where he is set to make his maiden voyage on American soil while making his first start under the King’s Promotional banner.
“I feel really good and strong. I am really happy to be competing in the United States. I want people in the states to remember who I am,” said Castillo, who is training in Reading, Pennsylvania with trainer Moe Morales.
“It was a great experience to fight in the Olympics and that has helped me in the pro ranks.”
After fighting his first seven bouts in the Dominican Republic, Castillo is eager to impress his new promoter Marshall Kauffman of King’s Promotions.
“I feel good to sign with King’s Promotions. I feel that I have a lot of support with them and I have surrounded myself with a good team.”
In Nagy, he is fighting an opponent that sports a respectable record of 6-1 with four knockouts and he defeated two undefeated fighters.
“All I know about him is that he is a southpaw and he has a good record. I just rely on my ability and training and I feel, I will put on a great performance.”
“I am looking to be a world champion and be the best in my division. A feared fighter. Junior Castillo will be one of the names to remember all over the world. I will be here a long time and I will be a champion.”
Said trainer Moe Morales, “Junior has been doing great. He has been waiting a long time for this chance. He has been training eight weeks and he has a lot of talent. He is a southpaw and he is a boxer-puncher. He works well from the inside and outside. He has the hunger and desire to make it to the top.”
The card is promoted by Kings Promotions and tickets are currently on sale ($40/$60/$75) at www.beltwayboxing.com or by calling 301-899-2430. Tickets purchased at the box office on fight night are subject to a $5 surcharge.
Scheduled to appear in 6-rounds bouts:
Featherweight Thomas Snow (17-2, 11 KO’s) of Capitol Heights, Maryland will see action against Tibor Nadori (6-2-1, 3 KO’s) of Nagykanizsa, Hungary.
Charles Natal (6-0-2, 2 KO’s) of Cleveland, Ohio will take on Grayson Blake (6-4, 2 KO’s) of State College, PA. in a Welterweight bout.
In 4-round bouts:
Chris Warden (1-0, 1 KO) of Lusby, MD will fight in a Jr. Welterweight bout against Bernardo Rodriguez (Pro debut) of Miami, FL
Shynggyskhan Tazhibay (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Karaganda, KAZ will take James Robinson (3-3-2, 1 KO) of York, PA. in a Welterweight bout.
Sam Crossed of Greenbelt, MD of Greenbelt. MD will make his pro debut in a Cruiserweight bout against fellow pro debuter Hampton Miller of Norwalk, CT.
Santario Martin (1-1) of Gainesville, FL will take on Nicholas Hernandez (2-1) of Reading, PA in a Middleweight bout.
Tickets, priced at $40/$60/$75, tickets are online at www.beltwayboxing.com or by phone at 301-899-243