But, step into the ring as a pro....whole new world.
I don't know about you but I wouldn't want to have to face off with Randell Corpuz, the headliner in Saturday night's fights in Toppenish. The 29 year old inside the ropes against Yakama Nation top 147 pound contender Jackson George. As an amateur, Randell is a two time Native American National Champion and five time world contender. But, as a pro the 29year old is 4 -2 - 1.
Randell Corpuz " How's your career going? My career is moving ahead slowly. The goal is to build a winning record so I can go fight in Vegas."
Chris Corpuz "Really hard to get him fights. What we did, I got with Yakama Nation commission. We're giving ten locals a shot for the title against Randell. Anybody, as long as they can make his weight or they have a record like him. He'll fight anybody from 135 - 140."
the semi-main in tomorrow evening's world class pro boxing championships at the toppenish community center had featured Davis High School's carlos villanueva until his opponent withdrew.. The 17 year old started boxing a half dozen years ago with coach reed goyette in the YPAL program. Still pumped to step up to the paycheck level of the sport soon.
Carlos Villanueva "Really exciting because this is my first pro fight. Not a lot of people get to do this a lot because they get injured or something. I just want to do it for experience. So, if people ask if I ever boxed professionally tell them a story that I actually did once in my whole life."