Castellanos, Orozco Prevail on FOX Sports 1
Ronny Rios, 23-1 (10), suffered his first defeat tonight versus Robinson Castellanos, 20-10 (13), at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California on a nationally televised card on FOX Sports 1. This fight could be best described as a short but frightful beating.
Rios was hurt and knocked down in the second round and quite frankly never regained his bearings. For the next couple of stanzas, he took a shellacking from the rugged veteran from Mexico, who kept winging overhand rights that stunned Rios. Rios seemed to be on shaky legs for much of this fight and there was plenty of debate in his corner as to whether he should be allowed to come out for the fifth frame. Rios was, however, and he was hurt by another lashing right hand early on in the round and the fight was waved off by referee Ray Corona.
Also on this card, Antonio Orozco got the expected rounds from the seasoned Steve Forbes, who extended Orozco the full eight but was unable to keep up with the steady work rate of “Relentless,” who attacked his body with vigor with both hands. Orozco improved to 21-0 (15) while Forbes lost his sixth straight bout and drops to 35-14 (11).