Hometown: Obregon Metropolis, Sonora, Mexico
Weight class: Light-weight
Top/ Attain: 5-foot-9 (175 cm) / 70′ (178 cm)
Newbie report: 25-2
Turned professional: 2017
Professional report: 16-0 (10 knockouts)
Coach: Carlos Torres and Alejo Torres
Supervisor: Terry Hollan
Promoter: World Cup Boxing Sequence and De La O Promotions
Greatest night time of professional profession and why: Torres felt the love of his hometown followers impressed him to placed on a sophisticated efficiency in December 2021.
“My greatest night time in boxing was in opposition to Guillermo “Borrego” Ávila,” Torres advised The Ring. “I returned to my metropolis, Obregon, after not having fought there in two-years. I spotted that night time that many individuals had been following me, I felt the assist of the individuals like by no means earlier than.
“It was additionally an awesome struggle. Ávila arrived very [well] ready and powerful for that struggle, and he introduced out the perfect of me. It was 10 very robust rounds and I gained loads of expertise.”
Worst night time of professional profession and why: The 20-year-old’s overconfidence almost price him in opposition to a journeyman earlier this yr.
“I really feel prefer it was in opposition to Rodolfo “El Rudy” Flores,” he admitted. “The reality is I assumed that fighter had nothing to do with me. I wished to knock him out within the first spherical and regardless that I knocked him out within the fourth spherical, I obtained many blows that I mustn’t have obtained, as a result of I used to be very careless when attacking so as to knock him out rapidly. It was the night time that everybody has scolded me for.”
What’s Subsequent: Torres will face fellow Mexican Cesar Gutierrez in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico on Sept. 16
“It is going to be a really robust struggle in opposition to an unbeaten man,” he stated. “He will certainly include the whole lot. I anticipate a tricky struggle.
“I do know that he has been getting ready for a very long time as a result of he was going to struggle two months in the past versus one other opponent. They canceled the struggle, and now he has this struggle in opposition to me. He will certainly come very effectively ready, and I might be prepared.”
Gutierrez turned skilled in 2015. The 25-year-old Guadalajara native has fought completely at residence, and though he’s unbeaten he has two attracts on his report. Gutierrez is (14-0-2, 5 KOs) and seems to be a step up for Torres.
Why he’s a prospect: In typical Mexican vogue, Torres didn’t have a lot of an novice profession.
“My novice profession was very quick,” he stated. “I made my skilled debut on the age of 16. I wished to earn cash as a result of I had no different choice at that age.”
“Koreano” has realized on the job and improved as he’s progressed.
“I’ve not sparred with any boxing celebrities,” he stated. “I would love sooner or later to have the ability to do it with (George) Kambosos and (Vasiliy) Lomachenko.”
The younger Mexican feels he shines in a single specific space greater than others.
“My boxing abilities,” he stated. “I haven’t put a lot observe into my newest fights, as a result of I’ve been going for a knockout as a result of I really feel sturdy.
“I’ll work on utilizing my boxing abilities once more for the subsequent fights, as a result of I’m excellent at it. Everyone will see extra of my boxing abilities in my subsequent struggle.”
His coach, Carlos Torres, feels his fighter’s perspective and work ethic are one thing that marks him out as somebody to control.
“He’s a really younger fighter who has fought very skilled fighters since he was 18 years previous – he has fought older fighters,” stated the coach.
“Within the health club, he at all times tries tougher than everybody. He’s the primary to reach and the final one to depart.”
Why he’s a suspect: In a phrase, expertise. Nevertheless, within the quick time period, that hasn’t been an issue for the 20-year-old who has discovered a solution to win his 16 outings up to now.
Long run, it might serve Torres to enter coaching camp with one of many high fighters within the division. It’s going to assist him develop contained in the ring mentally and bodily.
The attack-minded Mexican feels he has to additionally watch out what comes again the opposite approach.
“My protection and aspect steps,” he stated. “I’ve a really sturdy jaw and I’ve by no means felt dangerous in any struggle, however I’ve to deal with my well being and deal with these factors in my fights.”
His coach feels his cost must be taught the subtleties and tips of the commerce to additional advance: “To handle his distance higher, management his assault, and attempt to field extra, not at all times be on the assault.”
Storylines: Torres, who’s from a big household, had a very tough starting rising up in Ciudad Obregon.
“I struggled lots,” he stated. “We now have 10 individuals dwelling in the identical home between brothers, aunts, nephews, grandparents and so on. I name my cousins, brothers, as a result of I grew up with them since I used to be born. To me, they’re my brothers.
“We got here from a poor neighborhood. We by no means had luxuries of any sort. We now have struggled to get forward and, thank God, I entered boxing, and I’m 100% centered on boxing. I need to fulfill all my desires and provides my household a greater life.”
Torres at all times loved boxing however didn’t take up boxing till he was a bit of older.
“I at all times went to boxing occasions in my metropolis, as a result of my brother and uncle have been trainers since I used to be a toddler,” he stated. “I went to the occasions, watched the fights, and helped as a lot as I may even then.
“I began working towards it when I used to be 12-years-old and I really feel that it’s one thing that got here naturally to me, as a result of in a short while, I used to be in a position to beat many who had been boxing since I used to be a toddler.”
Though his boxing hero is a countryman, surprisingly it isn’t one of many extra celebrated ones.
“Jose Luis Ramírez, for his southpaw stance similar to me, and since he fought the perfect and received 102 wins and 82 knockouts,” he stated. “Like me, he’s additionally from Sonora, dwelling about two hours from my home. I have no idea him, however he’s my idol in boxing, I hope sooner or later to satisfy him.”
He hopes to comply with in Ramirez footsteps sooner or later however appreciates it’s one step at a time.
“I need to be an official challenger for a world title,” he stated. “I do know I’ll obtain it and I hope it is going to be in opposition to somebody sturdy, so we will placed on an awesome struggle for the followers, I do know light-weight is the most popular division proper now. I hope it stays that approach after I get the chance to struggle for a title.”
Away from boxing, Torres has a girlfriend and enjoys soccer and performs for a crew as a striker within the native league. Though his status is rising not everybody in his hometown is aware of him.
“[While playing] soccer typically there are children who don’t know me and attempt to scare me and I simply snigger.” he stated.
June 2 – Diego Andrade Chavez – UD 10
Feb. 24 – Rodolfo Flores Moreno – TKO 4
Dec. 17 – Guillermo Avila Godinez – UD 10
Oct. 14 – Jose Guevara Palos – RTD 2
June 10 – Diego Fabian Eligio – UD 10
April 1 – Jose Paez Gonzales – TKO 5
Dec. 10 – Juan Marcos Rodriguez Urtiz – KO 3
Oct. 22 – Orlando Zepeda – UD 8
Aug. 25 – Jose Luis Vazquez Modesto – UD 10
Feb. 29 – Gregorio Soto Molinero – TKO 2
Nov. 15 – Rodrigo Felix Miranda – TKO 4
Sept. 20 – Maximiliano Galindo – KO 2
Aug. 2 – Daniel Armando Valenzuela – UD 4
Sept. 28 – Manuel Zazueta – TKO 3
July 13 – Mario Duran – RTD 2
Dec. 15 – Julio Cesar Armenta – TKO 1
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