Friday, August 29, 2014
R. Rios, Orozco in action Oct. 9
By Dan Rafael
Ronny Rios, Antonio Orozco and Diego De La Hoya, three of Golden Boy’s up-and-coming fighters, will all be in action on an Oct. 9 card announced Wednesday.
Rios (23-0, 10 KOs), a featherweight contender, will be fighting at junior lightweight in the main event of the "Golden Boy Live" card (Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes) at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Rios will take on Robinson Castellanos (19-10, 12 KOs) in a 10-rounder.
Aggressive welterweight Orozco (20-0, 15 KOs) will face the long-faded former junior lightweight titlist Steve Forbes (35-13, 11 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature. Forbes has lost five fights in a row and is 3-10 in his past 13.
In the six-round opener, De La Hoya, a 20-year-old cousin of Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya, will meet an opponent to be determined in a junior featherweight fight.
"Ronny Rios and Antonio Orozco are two of this [Southern California] area's most talented fighters and we'll see if they're ready for the next level on Oct. 9," said Oscar De La Hoya, who will be ringside. "I'm also looking forward to seeing the new De La Hoya era take charge with my cousin Diego in the ring again and meeting everyone on fight night and talking about this great sport and what we can do to make it even better."