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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Memorial Day Edition of Golden Boy Live to Feature Top Talent From Fort Bliss

EL PASO – Professional and amateur boxing talent will participate in a special Memorial Day edition of Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes this Monday, May 26 in salute to the men and women of the Armed Forces at Fort Bliss’ Stout Fitness Center in El Paso, Texas.

The evening is headlined by Nicaragua’s Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado’s WBC Silver Featherweight Title defense against perennial contender and Texas-native Rocky Juarez, and the co-main event will be top welterweight prospect KeAndre Gibson (9-0-1, 4 KOs), who faces Puerto Rico’s John Nater (13-5, 10 KOs) in an eight-round fight plus in a battle for Texas Ryan “Cowboy” Karl will make his professional debut against Dallas’ Wilbert Mitchell in a four-round welterweight swing bout.

Three members of the Army’s World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) will be represented, with Two-Time National Champion Alexandra Love (51-8) of Monroe, WA facing the Bronx’ Juliette Ladisa (13-5) in a four-round flyweight bout that opens the televised portion of the event. Also representing the WCAP will be National Golden Gloves winner Marquis Moore (60-15) of Temple Hills, MD, who takes on San Antonio’s Lachi Allen (28-5) in a middleweight bout and number one-ranked light heavyweight Steven Nelson (38-4) of Omaha will meet Mesquite’s Adrian Taylor (70-10). Both Moore-Allen and Nelson-Taylor are scheduled for three rounds.

Kicking off the event will be a four-round welterweight bout between unbeaten professionals Bryant Perrella (4-0, 3 KOs) of Fort Myers, FL and Benito Tovar (3-0-1, 3 KOs) of Milwaukee, WI. This night of appreciation for the troops will be free to members of the military, with no tickets being sold for the event.

Alvarado vs. Juarez is a 12-round bout for Alvarado’s WBC Silver Featherweight Title that is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and O’Reilly Auto Parts. The doors open at 5:00 p.m. MT and the first fight begins at 5:30 p.m. MT. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast airs live at 9:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. MT/6:00 p.m. PT.