Matchroom Signs Decorated Amateur Castro
Following a 177-7 boxing amateur record, Marc Castro is moving on up. It was announced that Matchroom Boxing has signed the 20-year-old Olympic medalist.
“First I’d like to thank God because without him nothing is possible,” said Castro. “I am delighted to announce that I have signed a promotional contract with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing USA and a management contract with Keith Connolly.
“I am excited for this next chapter in my career, I achieved so much in the amateurs, and I look to continue that success in the pros with the right team behind me,” Castro continued. “I am always in the gym perfecting my craft and have made countless sacrifices to be in this position and I am not stopping now. My pro debut should be announced soon! I’m ready to get to work!”
With six wins via knockout, Castro was the lone American to win gold in Russia at the Junior World Championships in 2015. He won gold again in 2016 for Team USA at the Youth World Championships, the youngest member of Team USA to do so.
“What can I say, we won the race to sign the one!” said Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn. “Marc Castro is widely regarded as an absolute stud of the amateur game, an unbelievable fighter with superstar potential in the pro game. This young man is going to capture the hearts of American and Mexican fight fans and go all the way to the very top!”
In total, Castro had a 48-1 record in international and national competition. A 16-time National, three-time National Silver Gloves and two-time National Junior Olympics Champion, Castro is looking to leave his mark on the main stage.
Guiding Castro will be Keith Connolly, the BWAA 2019 Manager of the Year. Connolly has managed a who’s who of boxing’s best, including Daniel Jacobs, Adam Kownacki, Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Mikita Ababiy.
“Marc is one of the hottest properties in world boxing,” said Connolly. “Marc has all the attributes to become a superstar both in and out of the ring, and we will manage his introduction into the pro ranks to make sure he maximizes his potential.”