Robinson Castellanos Decisions Rocky Juarez. Becomes Mandatory Challenger to Johnny Gonzalez

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Photo Credit: Golden Boy Promotions

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 27) – Starting off 2015 with impressive Golden Boy Live! show in Philadelphia on Jan. 20, Golden Boy Promotions brought the action and the high-rated show to San Antonio, Texas where Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos (21-10, 13 KOs) displayed his power against Rocky Juarez (30-11-1, 21 KOs) Monday night at Cowboys Dancehall in the headlining bout of FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ Golden Boy Live! series. Castellanos dominated Juarez early on in the fight with quick jabs and powerful uppercuts that continued to pressure Juarez through to the final round.  The battle between the two great seasoned fighters ended when Castellanos knocked down Juarez three times in the 12th round before winning the bout via unanimous decision with a score card of 118-106, 118-106 and 118-107. Castellanos is now the WBC Silver Featherweight Champion and becomes the mandatory challenger against current WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez.
 
“I am the mandatory and this time the champion [Johnny Gonzalez] will have to fight me,” said Castellanos. 
  
Previously ranked fifth in the world by the WBC, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico’s Robinson Castellanos, rebounded from a rocky start to win 13 of his last 14 fights, rejuvenating a career that began in 2002. His victories include a decision win over former world champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero in 2013 and his biggest impact was in October 2014, when he knocked out 23-0 Ronny Rios in the fifth round.

Rocky Juarez vs Robinson Castellanos Official Weights

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ROCKY JUAREZ VS. ROBINSON CASTELLANOS OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

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Golden Boy Inks Nicaragua’s Rene Alvarado

LOS ANGELES (March 19) – Following a spectacular victory over top featherweight contender Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos in Mexico on Feb.15, Nicaragua’s Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado is now the latest addition to the Golden Boy Promotions roster, as the Los Angeles-based promoter is pleased to announce his signing to an exclusive contract.

“This is the most exciting moment of my career, and as a member of the Golden Boy Promotions team I know I’ll get every opportunity to achieve my dreams in this sport,” said Alvarado. “My win against Castellanos was just the beginning, and I hope to get a world title fight soon.”

“Rene Alvarado flew onto our radar with his win over Castellanos last month, and with his skill, determination and warrior spirit, we believe he has all the tools to become a world champion,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “He is a great addition to our team and we’re pleased to be working with him.”

Born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua, Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (20-2, 14 KOs) has been fighting professionally since 2008 and is a former Nicaraguan super bantamweight titleholder. Since moving up to the featherweight division in 2013, he has continued to shine, winning three straight bouts. The most important was the aforementioned Feb. 15, 2014 bout, when he stopped Castellanos in the ninth round to win the WBC Silver Featherweight Championship. Now he has his sights set on a world championship, a goal he hopes to achieve in 2014.

Rene Alvarado’s next match up will be announced shortly.