Ricardo Torres (boxer)
|Real name||Ricardo Antonio Torres Tafur|
|Nickname(s)||Mochuelo (grey seedeater)|
|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|
|Win||33-2||Raul Pinzon||TKO||10 (10)||2009-05-15||Hotel Prado Mar, Puerto Colombia, Colombia|
|Loss||32-2||Kendall Holt||KO||1 (12)||2008-07-05||Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||Loss WBO Light Welterweight title.|
|Win||32-1||Kendall Holt||TKO||11 (12)||2007-09-01||Salon Jumbo del Country Club, Barranquilla, Colombia||Retain WBO Light Welterweight title.|
|Win||31-1||Arturo Morua||UD||12||2007-04-28||Coliseo Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia||Retain WBO Light Welterweight title.|
|Win||30-1||Mike Arnaoutis||SD||12||2006-11-18||Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||Won vacant WBO Light Welterweight title.|
|Win||29-1||Carlos Donquiz||KO||2 (10)||2006-06-30||Coliseo Elias Chegwin, Barranquilla, Colombia|
|Loss||28-1||Miguel Cotto||KO||7 (12)||2005-09-24||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA||For WBO Light Welterweight title.|
- 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