Cameron “Suave” Krael was born December 13, 1993 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Growing up in Hawaii, Krael had a very rough childhood. He remembers his mother struggling with drug abuse which led to him and his three siblings being taken away from her by child protective services and placed into separate foster homes. Despite this adversity, his mother later met a new partner that helped her turn her life around by getting sober and landing a job. She made this change to better herself and most importantly, for her family. Krael was able to reunite with his mother and three siblings when he was 6 years old, as they made their way to have a fresh start in a new city, Las Vegas.
Living in Las Vegas Krael was a young kid that always found himself into some sort of trouble. His mom started taking him to the boxing gym because she noticed he had so much energy and needed somewhere to release it. After his first experience at a boxing gym, he never got into trouble again, finding boxing to be his safe haven.
The first gym Krael attended was Boe’s Boxing Gym where he began attending to just workout. Krael officially took up the sport when he had his first sparring session at 14 years old and from then on, he knew that he would build a passion for the sport. His trainer at the time asked him if he wanted to fight amateur which led him to having 23 fights as an amateur with a record of 18-4. When he was 15 years old he fought in the 2009 Jr. Golden Gloves and went to the finals and won. When he turned 17 he fought a championship at Barry’s Boxing Gym where he made it to the finals for Men’s Open Golden Gloves in 2011. Krael may not have had a long amateur career, but he felt he had what it took to turn pro. At 17 years old he found out he was going to be a father and he knew that he had to make money and have a stable income for his son, so that is when he made the choice to be serious about his craft and pursue his career in Boxing.
On December 2, 2016 Krael fought on a Mayweather Promotions card where he fought against Maurice Lee and won by UD. He put on a great show and it didn’t go unnoticed by Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, who spoke with him after the fight to show his support and congratulated him on how great he did. Two weeks later he received a call from Leonard inviting him to the Mayweather Promotions stable. Since signing, he has had 4 victories, a draw, and suffered his first loss under Mayweather Promotions banner on May 11th. Krael continues to stay focused and determined to climb his way to becoming a top prospect.
Krael’s keys to success are to remain a humble and to remain a hungry fighter. He currently trains at his uncle’s gym, Las Vegas Fight Club with trainer Jayson Gallegos. Krael sees boxing as his one and only job, but if he hadn’t taken on the sport he would find a job and do what’s necessary to take care of his family.
When the young prospect is not in the ring he enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his family. His goal is to become a future world champion and set a good example for his son. When he began his career, he fought fighters who were undefeated, which enabled Krael to learn quickly and with that experience, he became a better fighter. At 23, Krael is ready to take on any fight that comes his way. He believes the one thing that sets him apart is his mental toughness; once he gets in his zone his barrier can’t be broke.