Boxing: Richard Torrez Jr

Richard Torrez Jr vs Ahmed Hefny

Some good looking stuff here from Richard Torrez Jr. He throws short, crisp, powerful shots. You can see the experience and training on display. It helps that Torrez has a man in front to him (Ahmed Hefny) who signed up to take it.

This is what boxing is in these moments. It’s either eat or be eaten.

Richard Torrez Sr speaking on his son’s performance..

The Torrez family seems like a set of good guys who love the sport. There are a lot of people like this in boxing, but we focus more on the circus antics and shenanigans.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s still boxing. You’re there to fight. Such combat and confrontation brings out the ugliest side of some people. It refreshing to see a fighter handle conflict with class.

Wikipedia- Richard Torrez Jr. (born June 1, 1999) is an American professional boxer. As an amateur, Torrez qualified to represent the United States at the 2020 Olympics where he won a silver medal.[1]

He won a bronze medal at the 2019 Pan American Games at Super Heavyweight and placed 5th at the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships in the same weight class.[3][4] He won a silver medal at the 2020 Olympics, losing to a professional boxer Bakhodir Jalolov in the final.

Richard made his professional debut on March 4, 2022, defeating Allen Melson via KO in the second round.

Torrez Jr. represents the third generation of a boxing family from San Joaquin ValleyCalifornia. His great grandfather, Juan Torrez, emigrated from FresnilloMexico in 1920. His grandfather Manuel Torrez, was a southwest (USA) Golden Gloves champion and his father and coach Richard Torrez Sr. reached the quarterfinals in the U.S. Trials for the 1984 Olympics.[5][6][7]

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