The Boxing world scours Mexico for the next great Mexican to bestow him as the Numero Uno. That honour has been passed on through generations, currently that honour looks like the next holder of the mythical crown could be champion in waiting Saul “Canelo” Alvarez however another name not as well known but equally talented is Carlos Cuadras. He sprang to prominence as an amateur when he won Gold at the 2007 Pan American games. Now just 22, the Super Flyweight hopes to have a similar impact on the world scene amongst the pro’s currently he’s 17-0(15) and training for his next fight in November when he will be making his third appearance in Japan.
Hello Carlos, welcome to 15rounds.com
Anson Wainwright – You won a split decision over 8 rounds against Alberto Chuc a couple of fights ago. That would appear a closer fight that you’d of liked going into it. What can you tell us about that fight?
Carlos Cuadras – It was a hard bout and I lacked preparation, also I faced a tough rival who has even fought in the Featherweight division; I only trained for two weeks after the previous fight.
Anson Wainwright – Do you know when we can expect to see you in the ring next and where it may take place & against who?
Carlos Cuadras – On November 26th, in Japan; my rival is to be announced.
Anson Wainwright – Can you tell us about your team, who is your manager, trainer & promoter? What gym do you regularly train at in Mexico City & then in Japan when your there?
Carlos Cuadras – My manager is my father Rosario Cuadras, I have trained with Tiburcio Garcia and Jose Luis Bueno. My promoter is Teiken Promotions. When I am in Mexico I train in my own gym or at Bueno´s Gym. When I am in Japan I train at Sendai Tanaka.
Anson Wainwright – You have fought twice in Japan as a pro, what can you tell us about that experience?
Carlos Cuadras – Those were good bouts against good fighters; thank God I won. I felt great. People do not know me but like me.
Anson Wainwright – Can you tell us about when you were young and growing up and how you became interested and then involved in Boxing?
Carlos Cuadras – I was very restless, hyperactive and mischievous. I would frequently get into fights in Junior High School. Later I started the discipline of boxing.
Anson Wainwright – You had an impressive amateur career in which you won the Pan American games in 2007 at Bantamweight. Can you tell us about that and your amateur career, what other tournaments you won, fighters who have since gone pro that you fought in the amateur’s and how they fights went & what your record was?
Carlos Cuadras – I also took part in the Junior Olympics, I was the champion and received the award to the best fighter. I faced Juan “Churritos” Hernandez and Arturo Santos (he participated in the Olympic Games), both of whom are professional now. My amateur record is of around 160 fights with only ten losses.
Anson Wainwright – You were a Bantamweight in the amateur’s as a pro you have fought around 115 to 118 which division are you targeting for a title shot?
Carlos Cuadras – First Super Fly, but perhaps later, in the Bantam or Super Bantamweight division.
Anson Wainwright – Fernando Montiel stopped Hozumi Hasegawa in Japan that must of been strange for you because presumably you know Hasegawa as a Teikken stablemate and Montiel as a Mexican. What are your feelings on that and the fight?
Carlos Cuadras – Hasegawa got distracted and Montiel defeated him. I would root for both, as Hasegawa is my team-mate and Montiel is Mexican, but I was happy that Montiel won.
Anson Wainwright – What do you like to do away from Boxing to relax & what are your Hobbies?
Carlos Cuadras – Playing X-Box, watching movies and dating young ladies.
Anson Wainwright – What is your Nickname?
Carlos Cuadras – “The Prince”.
Anson Wainwright – What are your goals in Boxing?
Carlos Cuadras – To become a world champion in one or many weight divisions. To retire being undefeated.
Anson Wainwright – Finally do you have anything you like to add?
Carlos Cuadras – Just that I am training very hard, and that it is very nice to have a Promoter like Mr. Honda who has always supported me.
Thanks for your time Carlos, keep up the good work.