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Ronny Rios to take time off following loss to Castellanos

Ronny Rios lost for the first time as a pro on Friday night, and will take some time off from the sport.

Scott Heavey
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

After a troubling performance last night in a loss to Robinson Castellanos, Ronny Rios will take time off, according to his team at Espinoza Boxing, who reported that he was released from the hospital after a precautionary visit.

Rios (23-1, 10 KO) looked concussed or something like it after getting nailed repeatedly in the first round, and was never really in the fight, having trouble focusing his eyes, and turning away in the middle of the action a few times. He was also having difficulty in the corner between each round, as his team tried to inspire him to get back in the bout. Castellanos (20-10, 13 KO) was dominant, though, taking the fight to Rios and never allowing him to get back into it.

Referee Rey Corona stopped the fight 11 seconds into round five.

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