Curiel was born in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas México, and began his impressive amateur trajectory at the age of 15. His home was known as the “boxing house,” with Curiel’s brother a retired boxer and his father a well-known trainer who also began boxing at age 15.
Nicknamed “The Cougar,” this young man made his way to the international boxing scene, securing some of the most prized distinctions including Gold in the AIBA World Championships in 2012, the Gold medal in the 2013 Olympic Cup Championships in Puerto Rico, and Gold in Washington, D.C’s Golden Gloves Tournament in 2013.
Curiel’s outstanding performance in the 2015 World Series of Boxing secured his spot on Mexico’s 2016 Olympic team, where he competed in the men’s light welterweight division in Rio de Janeiro.
Then, in February 2017, Curiel signed a managerial contract with Frank Espinoza and signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy. Since then, Curiel has begun to develop an impressive professional record, remaining undefeated in eight fights, winning six of them by knockout. The 23-year-old boxer has big plans for the coming year as he hopes to campaign for a regional title.