Strictly Business Boxing
Strictly Business Boxing

World-Rated Jr. Welterweight Prospect

Kendo "Tremendo" Castaneda Fighting for Future!

(March 19th) World Boxing Association (WBA) No. 14-rated junior welterweight prospect, undefeated Kendo "Tremendo" Castaneda will be at home Thursday, March 28, intending to make a strong impression for his future, against dangerous Dominican Eudy "AK47" Bernado in the 10-round main event at Cowboy Dance Hall in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Castaneda vs. Bernardo, co-promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions and Leija Battah Promotions, will headline a card to be streamed live on UFC FIGHT PASS, starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. The show is the fourth under a new agreement between Castaneda's promoter, RJJ Boxing, and FIGHT PASS, to live stream up to 72 professional boxing events over the next three years.

 

The 25-year-old Castaneda (15-0, 7 KOs) started boxing at the age of 10, never trying any other sports after falling in love immediately with the "Sweet Science", although he does have boxing blood flowing through his veins. His maternal grandfather was a boxer and his uncle fought and sparred local legend Jesse James Lejia.

 

Castaneda had approximately 120 amateur fights, highlighted by his gold-medal winning performance at the 2018 Ringside World Championships. He was also a two-time San Antonio and Texas State Golden Gloves champion (201102012), losing both times at the Golden Gloves National Championships both years to the eventual champion.

 

At 18, Castaneda decided that he'd have enough of amateur boxer and he turned pro, never looking back at that decision, because he feels his style is much better suited for the pro ranks. Now, he's preparing to fight in front of his passionate San Antonio fans, after a rough journey as a pro, at least until he signed a pro contract with RJJ Boxing.

 

"I made it to 11-0 as a pro without a promoter or manager," the well-spoken, personable Mexican-American boxer explained. "I had a few chances to sign a promotional contract, but I fought on one-fight contracts until I signed with Roy Jones Boxing. I fought some good fighters in their backyards and took them out. Everybody in in this city knows I'm ready for a big fight.

 

"It's amazing for me to be fighting at home on UFC Fight Pass. It's amazing. I'm respected here, I've earned my stripes. I'm doing what ever I can to help sell tickets to make this show a sellout."

 

The uber-confident Castaneda describes himself as a little like Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, a little like Vasyl Lomachenko. "I'm explosive like them," he added. "I can box against a power puncher, or brawl with a boxer. I'm like a spider; I can do it all. I fight likes it's a chess game, fighting off what my opponent does."

 

Castaneda is thrilled to have signed with Roy Jones Jr. Boxing, not only because of the added exposure and support he's receiving, but something much more personal.

 

"Amazing to think I grew up playing boxing video games, always using Roy Jones, Jr.," Kendo revealed. "Roy is one of my favorite all-time boxers. It's crazy to think I signed a contract with his promotional company. I've still got to do my part in the ring, though, and do what I do. I'm so glad I signed with RJJ Boxing."

 

Castaneda is coming off his most impressive performance this past December in San Antonio, winning a dominant 10-round unanimous decision (100-90, 99-91, 98-92) over previously undefeated Gilbert Venegas, Jr. (10-0) to capture the vacant North American Boxing Association (NABA) super lightweight title.

 

Bernardo (24-3, 18 KOs), a former Dominican Republic lightweight champion, is a lethal puncher, knocking out 18 of his of the 24 opponents he had defeated during his is 9 ½-year professional career.

 

"He has more knockouts than I have pro fights," Castaneda concluded. "I grew-up with Mario Barrios. We're good friends and he knocked out Bernardo in the second round. I'm going to knock him out early, too. I'm flawless, no losses on my record, so I'm not worried about him. I'm sure he can crack and I'm not overlooking him. But I'm climbing the ladder and after this fight I'm going to get some big fights that I will deserve. I'm going to make some noise, loud noise, March 28th. Hey, I'm 'Tremendo'!"

 

The co-featured event finds unbeaten Baltimore lightweight Xavier Wilson (10-0-1, 1 KO) against once-defeated, heavy-handed John Arellano (9-1, 9 KOs), from Austin, Texas, in an eight-round bout.

 

Houston's undefeated welterweight prospect Jerrico "Hands of Stone" Walton (11-0, 7 KOs) versus an opponent to be determined in the FIGHT PASS opener.

 

Also fighting on the undercard in a pair six-rounders are intra-state rivalry bouts between unbeaten San Antonio lightweight Joseph "Mongoose" Rodriguez (14-0-1, 2 KOs) vs. Darryl Hayes (6-12, 1 KO), of Houston, and Austin, TX knockout specialist Alexis Camacho (21-6, 19 KOs) vs. Houston junior middleweight Rich "The Ruler" Graham (6-21-4).

 

San Antonio welterweight Daniel Baiz (13-1, 5 KOs) vs. TBA in a six-round fight, plus two four-rounders: San Antonio's pro-debuting Raymond Guajardo vs. Brownsville, TX middleweight Askary Ibarra (0-4), and San Antonio junior featherweight Henry "World Star" Arredondo (2-0) vs. Mexico's Jahaziel Vazquez (2-9, 1 KO).

 

Tickets are priced at $109.00 (ringside), $76.00 (floor), $70.00 (VIP/balcony table), $38.00 (stools) and $22.00 (general admission) and available to purchase online (click here). Doors open at 6 p.m. CT, first bout at 6:30 p.m. CT.

 

ABOUT ROY JONES JR, BOXING PROMOTIONS: Co-founded in 2013 by 10-time world champion Roy Jones, Jr. and Keith Veltre, Roy Jones, Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions is on its way to reinventing boxing.  RJJ has already made a huge impact in the boxing community in a few short years.  Creating exhilarating content for CBS Sports, Showtime, ESPN and beIN Sports in some of the finest venues across the country, RJJ has proven it is conquering the sweet science of the sport.  

 

Based in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, NV, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions is climbing to the top at a fast pace, adding young talent to its growing stable: former world champion bantamweight Joseph Agbeko, world junior bantamweight title challenger Aston Palcite, junior middleweights John Vera and Daniel Rosario Cruz, junior lightweight Randy Moreno, bantamweights Max Ornelas and Tony Lopez, cruiserweight Adrian Taylor and middleweight Shady Gamhour, featherweight Edward Vazquez, junior welterweight Kendo Castaneda and heavyweight Alexander Flores.

 

ABOUT UFC FIGHT PASS®: UFC FIGHT PASS® is the world's leading digital subscription service for combat sports. Since launching in 2013, FIGHT PASS is now available in more than 200 countries and territories. FIGHT PASS provides its members with unlimited access to exclusive, live UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims; live mixed martial arts and combat sports from around the world; original series and historical programming; special features, in-depth interviews, behind-the-scenes content, and up-to-the minute reports on the world of combat sports. FIGHT PASS subscribers also have 24/7 access to the world's largest fight library, featuring more than 17,000 bouts from dozens of combat sports organizations, as well as every fight in UFC history. Fight fans can access FIGHT PASS on personal computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and Sony TVs with Android TV.

Undefeated Jr. Welterweight Prospect Kendo Castaneda

To Be Showcased at Home LIVE on UFC Fight Pass,

March 28th, from Cowboy Dance Hall In San Antonio!

(March 14th) Undefeated junior welterweight prospect Kendo Castaneda will be showcased at home Thursday, March 28, when he puts his unblemished record on the line against his dangerous Dominican opponent, Eudy "AK47" Bernado, in the 10-round main event at Cowboy Dance Hall in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Castaneda vs. Bernardo, co-promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions and Leija Battah Promotions, will headline a card to be streamed live on UFC FIGHT PASS, starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. The show is the fourth under a new agreement between Castaneda's promoter, RJJ Boxing, and FIGHT PASS, to live stream up to 72 professional boxing events over the next three years.

 

The 25-year-old Castaneda (15-0, 7 KOs) is coming off his most impressive performance this past December in San Antonio, in which he won a lop-sided 10-round unanimous decision (100-90, 99-91, 98-92) over previously undefeated Gilbert Venegas, Jr. (10-0) to capture the vacant North American Boxing Association (NABA) super lightweight title. Castaneda is ranked No. 14 in the world by the World Boxing Association (WBA).

 

A former Dominican Republic lightweights champion, Bernardo (24-3, 18 KOs) is a dangerous puncher, evident by his 18 knockouts in 24 victories during his 9 ½-year professional career.

Print Print | Sitemap
© Strictly Business Boxing