Ricardo Torres (boxer)

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Ricardo Torres
Real name Ricardo Antonio Torres Tafur
Nickname(s) Mochuelo (grey seedeater)
Weight(s) Super lightweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (172 cm)
Nationality Colombia Colombian
Born (1980-02-16) February 16, 1980 (age 37)
Magangué, Bolívar, Colombia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 35
Wins 33
Wins by KO 29
Losses 2
Draws 0
No contests 0

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.

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.

Professional record[edit]

33 Wins (29 knockouts), 2 Losses, 0 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 33-2 Colombia Raul Pinzon TKO 10 (10) 2009-05-15 Colombia Hotel Prado Mar, Puerto Colombia, Colombia
Loss 32-2 United States Kendall Holt KO 1 (12) 2008-07-05 United States Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Loss WBO Light Welterweight title.
Win 32-1 United States Kendall Holt TKO 11 (12) 2007-09-01 Colombia Salon Jumbo del Country Club, Barranquilla, Colombia Retain WBO Light Welterweight title.
Win 31-1 Mexico Arturo Morua UD 12 2007-04-28 Colombia Coliseo Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia Retain WBO Light Welterweight title.
Win 30-1 Greece Mike Arnaoutis SD 12 2006-11-18 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Won vacant WBO Light Welterweight title.
Win 29-1 Venezuela Carlos Donquiz KO 2 (10) 2006-06-30 Colombia Coliseo Elias Chegwin, Barranquilla, Colombia
Loss 28-1 Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto KO 7 (12) 2005-09-24 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA For WBO Light Welterweight title.

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