Carmona back in Telemundo main event Friday


WBO Youth champion David “El Duro” Carmona (17-2-4, 8 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico takes on countryman Martin “Pini” Casillas (14-3, 8 KOs) of Cocotitlan, Mexico this Friday. The bout will be scheduled for 10 rounds with only the WBO interim Latin super flyweight title at stake. Telemundo Ford with air the main event with the site of the fight being the Salon Jose Cuervo in Mexico City.

Carmona is a very recent familiar face to the Telemundo Network audience. He will be headlining now for his 4th time on Telemundo air in a year and half span. Carmona came up short in his first bid for a world title last December losing to world champion Omar Narvaez. Carmona returned from that loss this past July on Telemundo and rebounded with a solid victory over Ricardo Rodriguez. Carmona is again fighting in front of his home fans and is ready to exciting performance.

What can you tell us about your opponent Casillas and his style of fighting?

Casillas and I are familiar with each other having sparred together. His style is more of toe-to-toe, where I am more of a boxer/puncher.

Do you think having sparred with each other that there is an advantage for either of you?

I don’t see it that way as sparring and a real fight are totally different.

Casillas has fought as high as super bantamweight. Two full divisions above your contracted fight weight for this fight. Do you see him looking to impose his size advantage on you?

He may be the naturally bigger guy and look to exchange more with me. I am more of a boxer but I will exchange if necessary or pressed to do so during the fight.

You are both from Mexico, in fact both of you are actually from Mexico City, the site of the fight. Any pressure fighting at home?

I enjoy fighting at home. I’m very comfortable here. He has a decent fan following here as well so there won’t be a hometown advantage for me. I honestly think the crowd will be divided cheering for us both.

After your recent world title fight loss do you feel that you need to get some more solid wins before another opportunity a world title?

I don’t think about it much. I’m happy I had the opportunity and got the experience from the fight. I don’t look too far ahead. Right now my most important fight is this Friday and that’s what I’m focused on. I’m coming to win and give the fans on hand and the fans watching an exciting fight.

Carmona defends this Friday in Mexico


The successful series of Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will have the second show of the fall series in Mexico City this Friday, September 27, 2013 at the popular Salon Jose Cuervo. In the main event WBO Youth super flyweight champion David “El Duro” Carmona will defend against fellow countryman Antonio “El Tostado” Tostado in a clash scheduled for 10 Rounds.

Carmona of Mexico City, Mexico is ranked #14 WBO and brings a record of 15-1-4, 8 KO’s, Tostado on the other hand is an undefeated 18-year-old prospect of Jamay, Jalisco, Mexico who served as a chief sparring partner of newly crowned IBF super flyweight champion Daiki Kameda and brings a record of 11-0, 5 KO’s. It should be an all out war between two hungry young contenders.

Also on the show Jr. Middleweight prospect Luis “Slaver” Grajeda (15-1-1, 11 KO’s) of Chihuahua, Mexico faces Josue Atilano “Golden Boy” Mendoza (11-4-3, 5 KO’s) of Teomaya, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 8 rounds.