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Published:March 24th, 2011 15:59 EST
Judyth Piazza chats Nick 'Hands of Gold' Casal

Judyth Piazza chats Nick 'Hands of Gold' Casal

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

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 for more information about Casal, Boxing 360 or any of its other fighters as well as scheduled events.