Ruben Torres continues to show why he is among the greatest prospects in boxing.
The 23-year-old junior welterweight dropped Diego Contreras twice en path to a knockout victory Sunday night on the Omega Merchandise Worldwide in Corona, California. The scheduled eight-rounder was the primary occasion of a 3.2.1 Boxing present, promoted by Thompson Boxing.
With the victory, Torres, who resides in Santa Monica, California, improves to 15-0, 12 knockouts.
Torres was making his 2021 debut Sunday after profitable three fights, two by knockout, final yr. In his final bout on December 20, Torres defeated gatekeeper Jose Luis Rodriguez by eight-round unanimous choice.
Contreras entered the struggle towards Torres having misplaced two of his earlier three bouts.
About 30 seconds into the opening spherical, Torres dropped Contreras with a counter hook to the pinnacle. Contreras was capable of beat the depend, however was bombarded by a barrage of punches from Torres. A mix by Torres, adopted by two punches to the physique dropped Contreras once more, prompting referee Raul Caiz, Sr. to wave the struggle off at 1:04.
“I knew he was a recreation opponent,” mentioned Torres, who’s promoted by Thompson Boxing and educated by Danny Zamora. “I put in a variety of work in for the struggle. I wasn’t going to let him do what he needed to do. I hoped he would stand up so we may get extra motion in. I’m prepared for that subsequent step, which is 10-round fights.”
Torres ready for the struggle by sparring junior welterweight contender Jose Zepeda and light-weight prospect Michael Dutchover.
Contreras, who resides in Saltillo, Mexico, drops to 11-4, 5 KOs.
Junior welterweight prospect Miguel Angel Madueño of Mexico made fast work of Bergman Aguilar, knocking him out on the finish of the opening spherical.
Madueño was making his United States debut Sunday towards Aguilar, who was combating for the primary time since November 2019, when he misplaced by technical choice to Ryan Karl.
The 22-year-old KO artist walked Aguilar down throughout the opening spherical, connecting to the pinnacle and physique with proper palms. In the direction of the tip of the spherical, Aguilar stood and traded with Madueño within the middle of the ring. That was seemingly his downfall for granted hand from Madueño to the abdomen dropped him to at least one knee. Referee Jack Reiss counted him out at 2:59.
Madueño, who now resides in Orange, California, is scheduled to return to motion Could 28 on the Thompson Boxing/Banner Promotions card in Faculty Station, Texas.
Aguilar drops to 15-7-1, 5 KOs. The 36-year-old from San Jose, Costa Rica has now misplaced 5 of his final six bouts.
Within the opening bout of the three.2.1 Boxing card, light-weight George Acosta defeated late-sub Edgar Ramirez by choice over six one-sided rounds.
All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Acosta, who improves to 11-1, 1 KO.
Acosta, who resides in close by Whittier, was the more-accurate fighter between the 2. The taller-Ramirez fought in spurts as Acosta was busier, connecting extra with combos to the pinnacle and physique.
Ramirez drops to 17-17-1, 14 KOs. The 30-year-old, who’s initially from Ciudad Obregon, Mexico and now resides in Phoenix, Arizona, is now winless in his final 5 bouts.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October of 2013 and has lined boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper. He could be reached by e mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing