Get 2 Know Carlos Quintana


Status: Former WBO Welterweight champion and current top 10 contender. Ring record is 27-2 (21 KO’s).

Ht: 5-9 Wt: 147

DOB: November 6, 1976 In: Moca, Puerto Rico

Boxing Inspirations/Heroes: “Since I was a kid I was inspired by Wilfredo Gomez and (Edwin) Chapo Rosario.”

Nickname: El Indio.

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: Baseball, basketball, go to my kids’ baseball games.”

First Boxing Memory: “I won by knockout. It was a tough fight but a good experience. I remember I received a punch in the throat.”

Favorite Movie: “Gladiator.”

Last Book Read: “A book about Yamil Chade, one of Puerto Rico’s boxing promoters.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “From vanilla on…anything [smiles].”

Typical Breakfast: “Oatmeal, coffee.”

Favorite All-Time Fighter: “Pernell Whitaker, because of his style. And he’s lefty, I’m lefty too.”

Current Car: “A ’97 Toyota. I bought my wife a Pathfinder.”

Greatest Sports Moment: “My most successful fight was when I won the championship (d. Paul Williams for WBO 147 title).”

Most Painful Moment: “The worst was when I lost to Cotto – I was undefeated. And when I lost to Williams.”

Last Vacation: “A cruise.”

What Training Do You Do Between Fights: “Lift weights and run marathons.”

Where Do You Train: “Moca, Puerto Rico.”

Toughest Part Of Being A Successful Boxer: “That people get to know me and know how I am. Media attention.”

Funny Boxing Memory: “I was at home on the roof of my house. So I jumped down onto the trampoline on the ground. And what happened is, I fell and hit my back. And it was funny for everybody except for me [smiles].”

Embarrassing Boxing Memory: “As an amateur I was fighting in Dominican Republic. When I got up to the ring I got diarrhea. So I had to stop the fight. I had to start running out the ring. So, there the bathroom was open, so in front of everybody I had to go right there [laughs]. I didn’t care, I just pulled my pants down right there. I got disqualified, but that was the most funny moment in boxing.”

What Would You Be If You Weren’t A Boxer: “Accountant.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “That they be humble. That’s what I see the best quality in the person.”

Family: Wife, Moraima; three daughters, one son.

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