FOX Sports 1 Golden Boy Live! welcomes the new year with a return to Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas on Monday, January 26, 2015 with a main event that true boxing fans won’t want to miss. Rocky Juarez (30-10-1, 21 KOs) faces Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos (20-10, 13 KOs), in a 10-round brawl that will also serve as a (yikes) WBC Title Eliminator. The stakes are higher than ever for twofeatherweights coming off of wins in their recent bouts.
“It is not often that two veteran gladiators face off with one final title shot likely up for grabs,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions. “This is the last shot for two battle-tested fighters, and fans in San Antonio will get to witness first-hand what these boxing lions will do to make it back to the top.”
A silver medal winner for the United States in the 2000 Olympics, Rocky Juarez (30-10-1, 21 KOs) is one of boxing’s most respected veterans. After falling just short of world title honors over the years against the likes of Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez and Chris John; the 34-year-old from Houston has parlayed huge wins over Antonio Escalante and Rene Alvarado into a number three ranking by the WBC. On January 26, he has the chance to defeat Castellanos and earn the world title shot he has been waiting for.
Ranked fifth in the world by the WBC, Celaya’s Robinson Castellanos (20-10, 13 KOs), rebounded from a rocky start to win 12 of his last 13 fights, rejuvenating a career that began in 2002. His victories include a decision win over former world champion Celestino Caballero in 2013 and his biggest impact was in October 2014, when he knocked out 23-0 Ronny Rios in the fifth round. Now he faces off against the granite-chinned Juarez with a world title shot on the line, and the 32-year-old veteran can’t wait for the first bell to ring.