Name: Nick Casal
Alias: Hands of Gold
Birth Name: Nicholas Ramon Casal
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Hometown: Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Height: 5′ 7″ / 170cm
Reach: 68″ / 173cm
Boxing Record: click
Casal Attacked With Golf Clubs Incident
- In May 2012, Casal, out with his girlfriend in Buffalo, New York, was attacked by hjis girlfriend's ex with a gang of attackers swing golf clubs at his head, and sustained horrible gashes to the front and back of his head.[]
- The front and back of the head gashes were severe, and caused the cancellation of his ESPN-2 light welterweight bout with Ruslan Provodnikov.
- Casal to attempt a comeback in January 2013, eight months after being seriously injured. One head gash was a foot long. Casal required over 300 stitches to his head to save his life.
- Casal was struck 15 times across the head with golf clubs, requiring three hours surgery on his head after losing a great deal of blood. One arm was badly swollen. However, his skull was not fractured in the vicious attack and he recovered.[]
- Niagara Gazette story by Rick Pfeiffer, 'Nick Casal Hurt in Brutal Attack'[]
- Boxing Scene story by David Greisman later clarified Casal had met his ex-girlfriend at the home of her ex-boyfriend. Michael Vicki, 30, was later arrested and charged with first degree assault.
- Casal fought on the nontelevised undercard of Bernard Hopkins versus Chad Dawson I at the Staples Center in Los Angeles before his injury.
- Finished as runner-up at 2001 Police Athletic League (PAL) championships (15-16 age group) at 156 lbs.
- Won a gold medal at 2002 US National Junior Olympics championships at 156 lbs.
- Competed at the 2002 PAL championships at 165 lbs losing on disqualification to Andre Dirrell.
- Quarter-finalist 2003 National Golden Gloves at 152 lbs, beating Anthony Dirrell but losing to Andre Berto.
- Won a bronze medal at the 2004 United States championships at 141 lbs having to drop out due to injury.
- Won a gold medal at the Sweden Box Cup for Under-19s at 70 kg.