Robinson Castellanos Wins Big in San Antonio On Golden Boy LIve!
Castellanos conquers the WBC Silver Featherweight Title and becomes the WBC Featherweight Mandatory Challenger
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.
ABOUT JUAREZ VS. CASTELLANOS:
“Juarez vs. Castellanos” was a 12-round bout for Juarez' WBC Silver Featherweight Title and final featherweight title eliminator was presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija Battah Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, O'Reilly Auto Parts and Mexico – Live It To Believe It!.