“I am very much enjoying the process,” he said. “I love my little week-to-week wins, my week-to-week battles that I have within myself, and the wins that I have, I can tell my boxing’s getting better, I can tell my wrestling’s getting better, I can tell my jiu jitsu is absolutely getting better. Those are little wins that I have within myself, I absolutely love those, and I’m ready to put on a show November 11th to get another big sense of accomplishment.”
And after fighting his first fight on Fight Island during the COVID-19 pandemic and his last four bouts at the APEX in Las Vegas, he’ll have a packed house at MSG ready to cheer him on.
“I’ve never really gotten to fight in a big venue on the biggest stage in the world,” said Castaneda, a pro since 2012. “So, in my mind, I was like, all right, I’m due for it for sure, but maybe I’ve got to prove myself to be on a big pay-per-view card or whatever it might be. So, I knew it was going to come eventually, and I’m ready to perform in front of thousands of people.”