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.
“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.
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“Juarez vs. Castellanos” is a 10-round bout for Juarez’ WBC Silver Featherweight Title 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!. Cowboys Dancehall doors will open at 5:00 p.m. CT, and the first bout will start at 5:30 p.m. CT. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ broadcast airs live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets, priced at $100 (Ringside – Rows 1-3), $65 (Ringside – Rows 4-7), $35 (Stool seating) and $20 (General admission), plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges are on sale now by phone by calling Leija*Battah Promotions at (210) 979-3302, email@example.com or text “Tickets” to 210-556-7390. Tables for four are also available for $260, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges.
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