Ricardo Torres (boxer)
|Real name||Ricardo Antonio Torres Tafur|
|Nickname(s)||Mochuelo (grey seedeater)|
|Rated at||Super lightweight|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (172 cm)|
February 16, 1980 |
Magangué, Bolívar, Colombia
|Wins by KO||29|
Ricardo Antonio Torres Tafur (born February 16, 1980), is a former boxer from Magangué, Bolívar, Colombia. He was 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.
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.
Date: April 28, 2007.
Outcome: Torres won by Unanimous Decision.
Date: September 1, 2007.
Place: Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia, at Salón Jumbo del Country Club.
Outcome: Torres won by technical knockout in the eleventh round, amid controversy.
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.
|33 Wins (29 knockouts), 2 Losses, 0 Draw|
|57||Win||52–4–1||Shelby Gross||KO||1 (10), 0:32||Feb 8, 2008||Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai, UAE|
|56||Win||51–4–1||Roderick Willis||SD||10||Oct 31, 2007||José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|55||Win||50–4–1||Rich Boruff||TKO||1 (8), 1:34||Aug 16, 2007||Figali Convention Center, Panama City, Panama|
|54||Win||49–4–1||Sedreck Fields||UD||10||Mar 16, 2007||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.|
|53||Win||48–4–1||Cliff Couser||KO||1 (10), 1:36||Dec 9, 2006||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.|
|52||Win||47–4–1||Vassiliy Jirov||TKO||9 (12), 2:08||Dec 9, 2004||Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.||Won vacant WBA–NABA and WBC Continental Americas heavyweight titles|
|51||Loss||46–4–1||Eliseo Castillo||UD||10||Jul 3, 2004||American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|50||Win||46–3–1||Jose Arimatea da Silva||TKO||7 (10)||Jan 17, 2004||Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek, Florida, U.S.|
|49||Win||45–3–1||Rogério Lobo||KO||1 (10), 1:04||Aug 23, 2003||Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek, Florida, U.S.|
|48||Win||44–3–1||Otis Tisdale||UD||10||Mar 29, 2003||Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek, Florida, U.S.|
|47||Loss||43–3–1||David Tua||KO||1 (10), 0:30||Aug 17, 2002||Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|46||Win||43–2–1||Robert Davis||UD||10||Feb 16, 2002||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|45||Win||42–2–1||Terry Porter||TKO||4 (10), 1:11||Dec 9, 2001||Great Plains Coliseum, Lawton, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|44||Draw||41–2–1||Dale Crowe||TD||5 (10), 0:35||Jul 27, 2001||Soaring Eagle Casino, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, U.S.||TD after Crowe sustained a cut from an accidental head clash|
|43||Win||41–2||Terrence Lewis||TKO||2 (10), 2:42||Jan 12, 2001||Lucky Star Casino, Concho, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|42||Win||40–2||Lorenzo Boyd||TKO||4 (9), 1:22||Nov 17, 2000||Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, Iowa, U.S.|
|41||Loss||39–2||Evander Holyfield||RTD||8 (12), 3:00||Nov 8, 1997||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Lost IBF heavyweight title;
For WBA heavyweight title
|40||Win||39–1||Vaughn Bean||MD||12||Mar 29, 1997||Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.||Retained IBF heavyweight title|
|39||Win||38–1||Francois Botha||TKO||12 (12), 0:18||Nov 9, 1996||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained IBF heavyweight title|
|38||Win||37–1||Axel Schulz||SD||12||Jun 22, 1996||Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, Germany||Won vacant IBF heavyweight title|
|37||Win||36–1||Melvin Foster||UD||10||May 13, 1995||ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California, U.S.|
|36||Loss||35–1||George Foreman||KO||10 (12), 2:03||Nov 5, 1994||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Lost WBA, IBF, and lineal heavyweight titles|
|35||Win||35–0||Evander Holyfield||MD||12||Apr 24, 1994||Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Won WBA, IBF, and lineal heavyweight titles|
|34||Win||34–0||Mike Evans||UD||10||Dec 4, 1993||Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.|
|33||Win||33–0||James Pritchard||TKO||3 (10), 2:46||Jun 22, 1993||Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|32||Win||32–0||Frankie Swindell||TKO||3 (10), 1:42||Apr 27, 1993||The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.|
|31||Win||31–0||James Smith||UD||10||Feb 27, 1993||Showboat, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|30||Win||30–0||Billy Wright||TKO||2 (10), 1:26||Nov 13, 1992||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|29||Win||29–0||Bert Cooper||TKO||5 (12), 2:21||May 15, 1992||Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||Won vacant WBO heavyweight title|
|28||Win||28–0||Edwin Vazquez||TKO||1 (10), 0:58||Mar 17, 1992||The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.|
|27||Win||27–0||Ulises Villalobos||UD||10||Feb 1, 1992||Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|26||Win||26–0||Reynaldo Esquivia||RTD||1 (10), 3:00||Nov 23, 1991||Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|25||Win||25–0||Ignacio Solar||TKO||4 (10), 1:54||Jul 27, 1991||The Scope, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.|
|24||Win||24–0||Luis Cardozo||TKO||3 (10), 2:49||Jun 25, 1991||The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.|
|23||Win||23–0||Reynaldo Duran||TKO||2 (10), 1:52||Apr 19, 1991||Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|22||Win||22–0||Facundo David Tolosa||UD||10||Dec 15, 1990||Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.||Retained WBO light heavyweight title|
|21||Win||21–0||Placido Coneo||TKO||3 (10), 0:55||Aug 21, 1990||The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.|
|20||Win||20–0||Eliseo Ferias||KO||1 (12), 1:52||Apr 28, 1990||Etess Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||Retained WBO light heavyweight title|
|19||Win||19–0||Manuel Dominguez||RTD||9 (12), 3:00||Feb 3, 1990||Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||Retained WBO light heavyweight title|
|18||Win||18–0||Gilberto Mena||TKO||6 (12), 2:07||Dec 12, 1989||The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.||Retained WBO light heavyweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||Emilio Julio Julio||KO||1 (12), 1:46||Nov 16, 1989||Resorts International, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||Retained WBO light heavyweight title|
|16||Win||16–0||Feder Guerrero||TKO||8 (12), 2:05||Jun 25, 1989||Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.||Retained WBO light heavyweight title|
|15||Win||15–0||Reynaldo Duran||TKO||1 (12), 2:39||Apr 22, 1989||The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.||Retained WBO light heavyweight title|
|14||Win||14–0||Raul Barrios||TKO||6 (12), 2:50||Feb 19, 1989||High School Gym, Monessen, Pennsylvania, U.S.||Retained WBO light heavyweight title|
|13||Win||13–0||Pedro Julio||TKO||2 (12)||Jan 14, 1989||The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.||Retained WBO light heavyweight title|
|12||Win||12–0||Orlando Solano||TKO||5 (6), 2:37||Dec 3, 1988||Brook Park, Ohio, U.S.||Won vacant WBO light heavyweight title|
|11||Win||11–0||Humberto Harrera||KO||1||Nov 4, 1988||Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Reynaldo Duran||TKO||1||Oct 17, 1988||Tucson, Arizona, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Manuel Dominguez||TKO||2||Oct 7, 1988||The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Juan Nieto||TKO||2||Aug 12, 1988||The Eagles Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Elias Ruiz||PTS||4||Aug 6, 1988||Showboat Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Raul Barrios||TKO||2||Jun 25, 1988||Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Eliseo Ferias||TKO||2 (4)||Jun 6, 1988||Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Ramon Otero||TKO||2||May 10, 1988||Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Dario Ramos||KO||1 (6)||Apr 29, 1988||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Juan Villadiego||TKO||1||Mar 25, 1988||Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Ramon Otero||TKO||1 (4), 2:26||Mar 4, 1988||Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.||Professional debut|
- http://www.eastsideboxing.com/news.php?p=13552&more=1. An interview with Ricardo Torres.
- Professional boxing record for Ricardo Torres from BoxRec
Miguel Angel Cotto
|WBO Light Welterweight Champion
October 18, 2006-July 5, 2008