After losing his last fight to Robinson Casstellanos in January, Rocky Juarez decided to retire after 22 years of competing as an amateur and pro. Juarez, 35, came tantalizingly close to striking gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, losing a controversial decision in the featherweight finals. His near miss at the Olympics would prove to be an omen in the pro ranks. Juarez fought five times for a world title with four losses and a draw.
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