Ronny Rios’s unbeaten streak came to an end tonight as he was knocked out by Robinson Castellanos in the 5th round. Castellanos came out in the first and started landing good shots including a hard right hand that set the tone for the rest of the fight. Rios went down from a hard right left combo and looked to be out on his feet but survived to the bell. Rounds three and four were filled with Castellanos landing everything but the kitchen sink, Rios was unable to get his legs back and in the 5th Castellanos put the heat on prompting referee Ray Corona to jump in for what was a good stoppage.
Antonio “Relentless” Orozco 21-0 15KO’s kept his unbeaten streak alive and defeated cagey veteran Steve 2lb. Forbes 35-14 11KO’s with a shutout UD, all 3 judges had the fight 80-72. Referee Pat Russell appeared to have missed a knockdown in the third, ruling it a slip when Forbes went down from what appeared to be a punch assisted with his backward momentum.
Orozco lived up to his billing as Relentless and dominated the fight. Forbes provided a fight experience many wanted to see the young Orozco in the ring with to gage how he would deal with a slick fighter that can box. Forbes a shell of his former self landed some good shots here and there as he timed Orozco coming in but it just wasn’t enough to hold off the assault.
Hometown fighter Neeco Macias of Palm Desert, CA stopped Roberto Crespo of Brooklyn dropping him with a left uppercut right hook combination. Crespo made it to his feet and finished the round but did not come out for the third prompting referee Ray Corona to stop the fight.
Prospect Tony Gutierrez 16-0-1 7 KO’s from Tijuana, Mexico won a MD with scores of 57-57 and 59-55 twice over Dashon Johnson 15-16-3 5KO’s. The 57-57 Scorecard was more accurate as to the pace of the fight Johnson managed to frustrate Gutierrez and hit him with a lot of shots.
Santiago Guevara maintained his unbeaten record with a UD victory (all 3 judges had it 40-36) over Rocco Espinoza which was a spirited affair that may have been closer than the scorecards reflected.
Newly signed Goldenboy fighter Oscar Negrete made quick work of Salvador Perez dropping him with a left hook to the body at 1:55 in the second round. Referee Ray Corona counted out Perez who was unable to continue.