Pro boxing record: 8 wins 2 loses and 1 draw
Lives in: Houston, Texas by way of Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico.
Weight class: Junior Welterweight (140)
Coach’s name: Rene Vasquez
Club name: Legions Boxing Gym
How did you get involved in boxing: Boxing was always around the family since I was a kid. For all the big fights the whole family would get together and watch. During the week my Dad would re-watch the fights on a daily basis, lol. I also have a cousin, Miguel Martin Lopez out of Baytown, that fought. Soon enough I jumped in the gym and have been at it since the age of 14.
Amateur record: 10-3….I think. I didn’t have many, I hated the politics of amateur boxing.
What do you love most about boxing: Everything, the training and the discipline, the way it can have you on cloud 9 one day, then humble you the next. It just represents life, a daily fight and struggle to push through and win.
What are your goals in and out of the ring: The goal is to be great in my own way, to be remembered by people for something that they can look up to and say, “Oh look he did it his way through all the obstacles, so why can’t I do it?”
Pre-fight ritual: Just relax before a fight, load up on some chocolate and coffee, hug my kids, say a prayer and go to war.
What is your greatest strength in the ring: I believe my greatest strength is my intelligence, ring IQ. Even though I like to bang it out sometimes, my good, educated jab and ring IQ is what separates me.
Who has been your biggest inspiration and why? Biggest inspiration is my family, from my kids to my aunts and uncles driving across the state to watch my fights. Hearing them all at my fights is the ultimate inspiration to keep pushing.
Did you ever compete in any other sports: Played a little soccer and loved basketball but once I started boxing, that was it.
Career highlights to this point: Just making it this far, wins, loses, and draws are all accomplishments to me. With a limited amateur career and being a full-time worker, as well as parent, to make it this far is success to me.
Five things most people don’t know about you: Not much people don’t know about me, I’m pretty outspoken and a lot of people know me. I’m just a regular, working family man with a great love for boxing.