Richard Torrez Jr | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric | Talkin Fight
EPISODE: Episode 61
Today Mike and Cedric discuss Richard Torrez Jr., an American professional boxer. As an amateur, Torrez qualified to represent the United States at the 2020 Olympics where he won a silver medal. Watch Knuckle Up’s Mike Orr and Cedric Benn, who always discuss up-and-coming young, hungry, and (usually) undefeated boxers during his live daily show at 4 pm EST (9 pm UK) on TalkinFight.com or YouTube.com/c/TalkinFighthttps://talkinfight.com/richard-torrez-jr-knuckle-up-with-mike-cedric-talkin-fight/#TalkinFight #KnuckleUp #RichardTorrezJr
[, Music, ] hello, there, boxing fans around the world.
Thank you for joining us once again here on the history guy i mean talking today.
Another episode of knuckle up featuring mike gore.
Cedric uh might show up uh he’s a few minutes late, but we thought we’d get the show underway and we’re going to be featuring uh a boxer.
I believe richard torres yeah.
Yes, richard torres jr we’re talking about him.
Uh just had his debut fight, guys he’s an american professional boxer as an amateur tourist qualified to represent the united states at the 2020 olympics uh, where he won the silver medal uh.
Since then, he has signed with uh top ranked man and uh.
You know signing to start starting the prophet.
You know the beginning of his professional career, the 22 year old delaware native agreed to a multi-year deal with top rank uh founded by fan promoter bob arum on november 17th, just a few months after torrez just made uh.
It to the gold medal round, but about at tokyo olympics uh over the summer top right to now uh.
They announced in a press release that uh they will make his pro debut and it happened guys and what what a great great fight it was uh.
He did not.
He did not disappoint in uh in this.
In this fight man, it was uh.
Definitely definitely everything that it was geared up to be um.
You know this guy he’s six foot, two 228 pounds uh what he says he lacks in uh in size.
He makes up for in strength and conditioning uh.
You know he suffered a cut along his right, eyebrow uh in the first round that could uh could have delayed the 22 year old prospect’s return to the ring for a second uh professional fight uh.
But you know uh melson, who he did fight the 201 pounder uh, only only one above the minimum for the heavyweight division.
Uh melson lost by knockout uh for the fourth time in his three-year pro career torres left hand, dropped an off-balance melson with 216 to go in the second round.
Uh nelson got up and why wildly tried to fight out the trouble after a short left hand by torres melson.
You know sent flat on his back at 144 to go in the second round.
Uh rosales stopped the fight soon thereafter torres was the aggressor throughout the opening round.
He came in ready to look like he was ready to rip his head off and uh.
Honestly, man, i’ve been telling you guys about this heavyweight division and these up-and-comers that are coming man.
This kid is vicious uh.
You know he’s a highly decorated amateur man uh, you know he’s he’s been in so many tournaments.
You know been on team.
You know first at the box am tournament in 2023 at the american pan am games uh.
Third, at the qualifier you know, uh won the str uh the strange tournament uh in 2019 chemistry cup first place.
You know, he’s an elite national champion uh.
You know at least five times, and you know he’s one of these guys.
That’S made this transition great uh.
We were expecting to see him come out and just destroy the competition, and you know what he did guys.
If you haven’t had a chance to see it check it out, uh or we, you know what we’ll just drop the uh we’ll drop a link to it in the uh.
In the comments um, you know as an amateur man, he won the bronze medal at the 2019.
Pan am games at a super heavyweight and place fifth of the 2019 able world boxing at the 2020 olympics guys.
So the kid does know how to box.
He does have skill uh, you know it takes, takes a lot to uh.
You know win a medal in in place.
You got ta have skill for that, and definitely this kid is showing uh that he does have the skill, and you know i’m super excited to see this kid back in the ring.
Graham, i don’t know if you’ve had a chance to see this guy fight at all, yet all right.
Well only the highlights of that first debut fight, you know, and from what i can tell uh you know again.
This goes to this whole clogging up issue that we’ve talked about time and time again, uh dollars to donuts, our friends in the uk will not have heard about the fella.
You know what i mean like right.
This is the issue that we have.
I mean they’re constantly talking about their top ten and they rarely ever include uh young fighters such as richard torres jr very rarely include they rarely include big baby uh.
They rarely include mike marshall, they don’t.
They don’t include in their conversations these up and comers that you’re bringing to the forefront, and that goes towards uh just how clogged up this heavyweight division is.
But richard is richard from what i saw a big powerful boy and someone to look out for yes, definitely and here’s a good here’s, a good fact about it.
You know the important note is: is that taurus who’s a silver medalist at tokyo olympics? We know this.
Okay, uh becoming the first american since riddick beau in 1988 to win silver at the super heavyweight uh.
The us hasn’t had a gold medal of any kind among the men since andre award in 1996, and it’s the last super heavyweight gold.
Uh was uh by tyrell biggs in 1984, uh, in los angeles with russia, cuba and others boycotted the games.
So bull went on to an epic career after losing to lennox lewis, in that gold medal match winning the undisputed title, defeating the great evander holyfield twice and getting inducted into the international boxing hall of fame.
So nobody is pegging taurus with those kind of aspirations just yet just yet, but this is uh.
Kids keep an eye on uh despite his size.
You know uh it’s odd to think of torres as a small heavyweight because most american heavyweights and super heavyweight medalists uh going back 70 years.
Uh were smaller than he is.
You know at six foot two 230 pounds: uh torres would be a good uh size player in most sports, but in a modern world of professional boxing is dominated by the giants.
We all know this six foot, nine 270 pound tyson, fury uh.
You know six six 235 pounder uh deontay wilder, and then you got you know six six ex champion uh anthony joshua 245.
You know and then we got these young kids that are coming up man.
You know the the arsenal, the arson uh black uh from you – know the ukraine, those guys men that are all standing up to six nine.
We got, we got morales who’s uh.
You know another six, nine contender coming up.
So definitely, even though this kid does lack in the height height division uh in in this heavyweight division, he does make up for it in his strength and conditioning so he’s believing that uh he’s gon na dominate when he comes in man because he’s uh he’s a He’S a very strong, strong athlete and he feels that he can push these big guys around and bring it to them.
So you know what only time will tell uh.
You know: we’ve just seen him once in his pro debut.
It was great guys we’ll drop the link for you guys to see it here on the show but be on the lookout for this kid in the future.
Man uh, he probably will be delayed with that big cut over his eye that he suffered uh.
You know it’s gon na take time for that to heal up, so it doesn’t split open again very easily, so be you know, be looking for this guy, probably uh.
You know summertime to be back in the ring.
That’S what i’m thinking and uh.
You know what we’ll let you guys know, but honestly, you want to see some good heavyweight action.
Definitely watch this heavy-handed kid richard torres man.
You know 62 left-handed, honestly he’s now ranked 92nd out of 348 in the united states, 327 out of 1238 and uh yeah.
This uh telewear this delaware native man.
I can’t wait to see him in the ring again.
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Graham, thank you for joining me.
We’Ll see you tomorrow same time same channel new prospect female friday tomorrow.
Yes, it is awesome looking forward to it thanks mike