NEW YORK – Fast-rising boxing promotional company Boxing 360 has signed the new-and-improved Nick “Hands of Gold” Casal, a light welterweight from Buffalo, to an exclusive promotional contract.
“Nick’s had some issues in the past but he’s fully focused now,” Boxing 360 CEO & Founder Mario Yagobi said. “He’s only 25 years old yet experienced with 26 pro fights under his belt. He has a great attitude. Nick isn’t looking for easy fight and he’ll fight anybody we put in front of him. We have high hopes for him and hope to get him in a fight in April. He will be training in Las Vegas.”
Casal (29-4-1, 15 KOs) was a highly decorated amateur, capturing gold medals at the 2002 U.S. National Junior Championships, and at the Sweden Box-Cup for Under-19 boxers. In 2003, Nick reached the quarter-finals of the National Golden Gloves Tournament, defeating Anthony Dirrell in the process, before losing to current world champion Andre Berto. Casal also won a bronze medal at the 2004 U.S. Championships but he had to drop out of the competition with a hand injury.
In 2004, Casal turned pro and he was unbeaten in his first 17 pro bouts, including a pair of draws. Nick extended current WBC Silver champion Antonio “Tony” DeMarco, the former WBC Interim light titlist, the full 10 rounds in 2002, albeit in a losing effort (94-96, 93-93, 97-93) that demonstrated his vast potential. The relatively inactive Casal has won his last two fights, including an 8-round decision against Christopher Fernandez (18-7-1), on November 6, 2009 in his last action.
Other members of Boxing 360’s stable include USBA heavyweight champion Maurice “Sugar Moe” Harris, WBC #3 rated super bantamweight contender Leon “Hurry Up” Moore, former IBF super middleweight champion Alejandro “Naco” Berrio, NY State super middleweight title-holder Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen, KO king Tyrone Brunson, Mike Mollo, Joshua “The Juice” Harris, Emad Ali, Angel “Toro” Hernandez and “King” David Estrada.
Go to www.Boxing360.com for more information about Casal, Boxing 360 or any of its other fighters as well as scheduled events.