LOS ANGELES (Jan. 23) – Before Rocky Juarez (30-10-1, 21 KOs) and Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos (20-10, 13 KOs) square off for Juarez’ WBC Silver Featherweight Title and final title elimination bout at Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas, the Golden Boy Live! card on Monday, January 26 will feature Austin’s own Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (9-0, 9 KOs) in the biggest fight of his young career when he battles Mexico’s Nestor “Baby” Rosas (11-3, 7 KOs). Also, the undefeated KeAndre Gibson (11-0-1, 5 KOs) will be featured in an eight-round televised-opening bout against Nelson Lara (15-6-5, 8 KOs) on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. Continue reading
SAN ANTONIO (December 4, 2014) – FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ 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. Presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija Battah Promotions, the WBC Silver Featherweight Champion Rocky Juarez (30-10-1, 21 KOs) defends his title against Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos (20-10, 13 KOs), in a 10-round brawl that will also serve as a WBC Featherweight World Title Eliminator. The stakes are higher than ever for two world-class featherweights coming off of spectacular wins in their recent bouts. Continue reading
The Pugilist KOrner: Ivan Calderon, Rocky Juarez, Willie Monroe Jr, Rick Morones Jr, and Ryan “Cowboy” Karl
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents another massive 120 minute, six guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!
The packed presentation will feature Olympic Silver medalist Ricardo “Rocky“ Juarez, talented young fight trainer Rick Morones Jr, Boxcino Middleweight winner Willie Monroe Jr, two division world champion and future Hall of Famer Ivan “Iron Boy“ Calderon, and Junior Welterweight prospect Ryan “Cowboy“ Karl.
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
Kicking things of this evening will be Olympic Silver medalist and perennial Featherweight contender Ricardo “Rocky“ Juarez (30-10-1, 21 KOs). Continue reading
EL PASO, TEXAS (May 7) – It will be a Memorial Day to remember on Monday, May 26 when Golden Boy Promotions, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes salute the men and women of the Armed Forces with a special edition of Golden Boy Live! at Fort Bliss’ Stout Fitness Center in El Paso, Texas. In the televised main event, Nicaragua’s Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado defends his WBC Silver Featherweight Title against perennial contender and Texas native Rocky Juarez. Plus, top junior welterweight prospect KeAndre Gibson makes his debut in the Lone Star state against an opponent to be announced and in the televised opener, Texas’ young star Ryan “Cowboy” Karl makes his professional debut in a four-round welterweight bout. Continue reading
Blog Talk Radio’s “The Pugilist KOrner” is proud to present Heavyweight contender Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell, IBF Heavyweight title challenger “Fast” Eddie Chambers, 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Ricardo “Rocky” Juarez, current Junior Welterweight prospect Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield, and former IBF Heavyweight Champion Chris “Rapid Fire” Byrd.
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
“The Pugilist KOrner” is honored to feature American Heavyweight hopeful Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (25-0-1, 19 KOs). The DMV based fighter will discuss his upcoming HBO appearance on November 17th, when he takes on Kronk Gym fighter Johnathon Banks. The talented young Heavyweight will also talk about his recent “2 Days” documentary filmed by the HBO crew to promote the upcoming event. Continue reading
By Joseph Herron – On Saturday night at the historic Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, fight veteran Rocky Juarez (29-10-1, 21 KOs) exorcised the boxing demons and proved that he could still compete at the world class level. After losing his last six fights, the eleven year fight veteran dazzled the crowd in attendance by closing the show in style with an eighth round KO against a very strong and hungry Antonio Escalante (27-5, 19 KOs).
Going into the fight, both fighters appeared to be traveling in different directions professionally. While Juarez hadn’t gained a victory since 2008, the fast rising Escalante had knocked out his last four opponents.
The opening round was a surprise to most at ringside, which saw the fearless Rocky Juarez uncharacteristically use lateral movement to set traps for the younger and stronger Escalante.
By Joseph Herron – Every young fighter dreams of one day becoming a world champion once they lace up the gloves for the first time.
But the commitment, discipline, sacrifice, and pain that every prizefighter is forced to endure is enough to turn even the most ardent of athletes away from the ring. Despite recognizing the various obstacles on the pathway to glory, every fighter indeed has a vision; and until they accomplish their ultimate goal, most of these brave warriors will continue to place themselves in harm’s way for our entertainment.
2000 American Olympic Silver Medalist Ricardo “Rocky” Juarez (28-10-1, 20 KOs) still possesses this dream; and it still burns feverishly within him just as the first day he began boxing.
“My goal in this business has always been to be a world champion. I feel like I’ve been right there on the borderline. I’ve come so close and have been in a lot of great championship type fights. I know I have what it takes to do it. It just hasn’t officially happened for me.”
The Rock has certainly come unnervingly close to grabbing championship hardware throughout his storied fight career.
After beginning his professional career with a perfect 23-0 record, the hard punching Houston, Texas native was in line to face the WBC Featherweight Champion In-Jin Chi of South Korea in August of 2005. In what was billed as a possible “Fight of the Year” candidate, the highly anticipated match-up was slated to air on HBO as the co-main event of the Fernando Vargas/Javier Castillejo spectacle. Continue reading
By Joseph Herron, photo by Esteban Stipnieks: Earlier today from the historic Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, 2000 Olympic Silver medalist and former title challenger Rocky Juarez (28-10-1, 20 KOs) from Houston, Texas met face to face with heavy-handed, 27 year old Super Featherweight contender Antonio Escalante (28-4, 19 KOs) of El Paso, Texas, at the Leija-Battah Promotions official weigh-in presentation.
While both men were greeted with cameras and flashes, the two knock-out artists were eager to step on the commission scale and authenticate their highly anticipated Super Featherweight showdown, which is slated to be broadcast on Telefutura “Solo Boxeo Tecate” with a 12 PM EST/11 PM PST start time.
Rocky Juarez was the first fighter to hit the scale and weighed in at exactly 130 pounds. The eleven year fight veteran looked to be in superb shape and expressed his enthusiasm to get in the ring tomorrow night. Continue reading
CHICAGO, IL (October 5, 2012) Advance tickets for “WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING” will go on sale THIS MONDAY with the return of “Chicago’s Polish Prince Andrzej Fonfara” set for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, in an IBO Light Heavyweight World Title Bout against former world title challenger Tommy Karpency of Adah, Pennsylvania at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.
Presented by Round 3 Productions, advance tickets priced at $150, $100, $50 and $30, may be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, phone 1-800-745-3000) or at the UIC Pavilion Box Office (phone 312-413-5700) in addition to the Round 3 Productions Office (phone 708-345-9999). Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, September 21 – It will be High Noon in San Antonio on Saturday, October 27, when hard-hitting Antonio Escalante and perennial contender Rocky Juarez engage in an all-Texas shootout that will headline TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” from the Freeman Coliseum. Continue reading