Carlos “Memin” Carlson (21-1, 12 KOs)–Of Tijuana, Mexico. Carlson is widely considered one of Mexico’s brightest talents in the deep bantamweight division. Carlson has an aggressive, fan friendly style that resonates with boxing fans. He has a powerful left hook to the body, quick jab, and endless motor.
“I want to knock the heads off my opponents,” Carlson said. “I throw a lot of punches, but it’s not the out of control type that you see with a lot of young boxers. It’s calculated; every punch sets up the next one. I’m also a student of the game. I like breaking down film with my trainers. My philosophy is the more I immerse myself in the sport, the more I’ll learn and the quicker I’ll develop.”
“I’m always in the gym, always working hard,” Carlson continued. “I never leave for tomorrow what I can do today. I love to fight. My job is to knockout my opponents.”
Already a mini-celebrity in his hometown of Tijuana, Carlson hopes to duplicate that notoriety stateside. He gave a taste of what’s ahead when he outpointed the tough-as-nails Javier Gallo through eight rounds to claim the vacant WBC Latino Title on Feb. 28, 2014 from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. He then went on to make two successful defenses; once against Jose Cen Torres, the other versus Pedro Melo.
Carlson holds unanimous decision wins against veterans Giovanni Caro, Miguel Tamayo, and Jose Estrella. He measures 5’7” and was born on June 11, 1990 in Tijuana, Mexico. He is managed by Roberto Sandoval. Carlson is married and has one daughter.