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Hugo Centeno Discusses Ayi Bruce Bout, Career, More

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com recently caught up with undefeated prospect Hugo Centeno (14-0) of Oxnard, California.  The undefeated 21 year-old prospect takes on Ayi Bruce (22-7) later today on the Robert Guerrero-Selcuk Aydin undercard.  Centeno, who is managed by Oscar De La Hoya's brother Joel, speaks about the upcoming fight, his future, and more in this interview.

BoxingScene:  First off tell us about your fight on Saturday against Ayi Bruce.

Hugo Centeno:  I just know that he is a tough fighter.  He is a really strong guy and he has a really strong guard.  He is very experienced and I know that he is going to try to take my undefeated record away. I'm sure he has trained hard.  I'm going in there to do my thing. This has been my hardest training camp so far.  I am ready and I am excited.

BoxingScene: You mentioned his experience level.  Bruce is by far the most experienced fighter that you have faced.  Do you look at this fight as the next step in your progression as a fighter?

Hugo Centeno:  Definitely you know.  They offered me the fight and I was like yeah let's do it.  Let's take it to the next level.  This is the perfect opponent for me to take it to the next step, the next notch up.  I am excited about it.

BoxingScene:  You have had a busy schedule this year.  This will be your fourth fight this year.  How many do you want to get in before the year is over?

Hugo Centeno:  I would like to get at least a 5th fight in this year if not more.

BoxingScene:  Can you talk about your amateur background for the fans that may have not seen you fight before?

Hugo Centeno:  I did a little under 100 fights (90-9 record).  I have national experience.  I fought all across the country.  I won some pretty big tournaments like the Silver Gloves and the Junior Olympics.  I won some other tournaments.  I fought a few big names.  It went very well and now we are looking for bigger and better things in the pro's and we are trying to take it to the next level.

BoxingScene:  If you defeat Bruce like you plan you will move your record to 15-0.  When do you see yourself being ready to fight for a title?

Hugo Centeno:  I would like to say that if all goes well that hopefully I will be ready to fight for a title in about a year or so.

BoxingScene:  Do you have any comments in closing?

Hugo Centeno:  I just want to thank the fans for their support and to let them know that I will put on a great show on Saturday.  They can follow me on Twitter @HugoBoss805.

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