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The Biofile Get 2 Know Simon Carr

Posted on 11/24/2010

Status: Cruiserweight boxer. His record is 5-4-1 (3 KO’s). Founder and owner of Punchline Clothing Line.

Ht: 5-10 Wt: 200

DOB: September 10, 1976 In: Philadelphia, PA

Boxing Inspirations: “Pernell Whitaker, Floyd Mayweather and Zab Judah.”

First Boxing Memory: “Watching Pernell Whitaker and Meldrick Taylor fight at Convention Center.”

Nicknames: “One Punch Carr.”

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “My profession is boxing. Motivational speaker as well as fashion and clothing design.”

Last Book Read: “My book, the manuscripts – Is It Still There? and Beyond The Moment.”

Musical Tastes: “Contemporary R&B, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson.”

Favorite Movie: “Wow. That’s a good one…Unfaithful, Richard Gere.”

Favorite TV Show: “A lot of them. Reality shows, Run’s House, Shark Tank.”

First Job: “I’ve never had a job. Boxing was my job.”

First Car: “Was a Datsun (tan color). 201. The little one.”

Current Car: “I have a couple of ’em. I have a Chevy Caprice Classic, suped up. I got two of them. And I’m working on a Bentley now. I just put a down payment on it.”

Favorite Meal: “Chicken alfredo.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Mint chip.”

Greatest Sports Moment: “Being branded. And Oscar (De La Hoya) knowing my name. He calls me Un Puno which is ‘one punch’ in Spanish. At Mayweather-Mosley were were ringside, backstage – me and Oscar know each other for years. He’s been watching my development. He said, Un Puno, how you been? I told him I’ve been working on Punchline, he said, I see, I see! He said, Kid, you’re gonna be a millionaire in two years. So it’s always been a dream. When a millionaire tells me I’m gonna be a millionaire, I felt like I’m on top of the world.”

Most Painful Moment: “Losing my first fight (L4 Andre Hemphill in 2006).”

Funny Boxing Memory: “When Evander Holyfield got his ear bit off.”

Embarrassing Boxing Memory: “That one still – when Mike Tyson had the outburst and started going crazy. That hurt me.”

Strangest Fight: “I guess fighting a kid named Andre Hemphill (2007). I was beating him, beat him and they ended up giving me a draw. So that’s been the strangest fight for me.”

Favorite Boxers To Watch: “Floyd. The newcomers – the Peterson brothers. Paul Williams. Sergio Martinez.”

Favorite Sports Outside Boxing: “Basketball.”

Worst Injury From Boxing: “For boxing – a boxer walking away from this sport broke.”

Childhood Dream: “You know what? The interesting thing about my life is my middle name is Quasar. I don’t tell a lot of people that. One of the most embarrassing moments is when kids teased me and called me my name. One night I came home and said, I hate my name. Mom, why did you name me that? She said, Sit down boy, I named you Quasar because you were named after a star. I said, I thought it was a TV set. No that’s a star. At that time I didn’t know what a star was. But once I saw one I realized I always was one. And star is somebody that shines bright, that people are attracted to. And something that really shows a flare and attracts others. So at that point, that’s when I knew that I had all the qualities to become a star.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “Business smarts. And good etiquette.”

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