Ricardo Torres (boxer)

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Ricardo Torres
Real name Ricardo Antonio Torres Tafur
Nickname(s) Mochuelo[clarification needed]
Rated at Super lightweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (172 cm)
Nationality Colombia Colombian
Born (1980-02-16) February 16, 1980 (age 35)
Magangué, Bolívar, Colombia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 35
Wins 33
Wins by KO 29
Losses 2
Draws 0
No contests 0

Ricardo Torres (born February 16, 1980), is a boxer from Magangué, Bolívar, Colombia. Ricardo Torres is managed by Billy Chams, owner of the Barranquilla-based firm Cuadrilátero. His brother, Jose Miguel Torres, is also a professional boxer.

During his childhood, Torres wanted to be a professional soccer player, but his father, who practiced boxing in the seventies, encouraged Ricardo to switch gears and concentrate on boxing.

Fight career[edit]

Torres began boxing professionally in 2001 and had a torrid streak of 28 consecutive victories with 26 KO's before losing by KO in a vicious battle with Miguel Angel Cotto for the WBO Light Welterweight Title. Torres had Cotto knocked down once during the fight. After the loss to Cotto, he took on Mike Arnaoutis for the same WBO Light Welterweight Title vacated by Cotto and won the belt with a narrow split decision.

First Defense

Date: April 28, 2007.

Place: Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia, at Coliseo de la Universidad del Norte.

Opponent: Arturo Morua, from Mexico.

Outcome: Torres won by Unanimous Decision.

Second Defense

Date: September 1, 2007.

Place: Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia, at Salón Jumbo del Country Club.

Opponent: Kendall Holt, from the United States of America.

Outcome: Torres won by technical knockout in the eleventh round, amid controversy.

Third Defense

Date: July 5, 2008

Place: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Opponent: Kendall Holt

Outcome: Torres was knocked out 61 seconds into the fight. Before the knock out Torres had sent Kendall Holt to the canvas twice.

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Preceded by
Miguel Angel Cotto
WBO Light Welterweight Champion
October 18, 2006-July 5, 2008
Succeeded by
Kendall Holt