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Ruben Torres Ready To Take Next Steps At Lightweight

Ruben Torres Ready To Take Next Steps At Lightweight

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Ruben Torres Ready To Take Next Steps At Lightweight

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Ruben Torres Ready To Take Next Steps At Lightweight

Off another impressive KO last Friday night, rising Lightweight contender Ruben “Ace” Torres is looking for what every young fighter eventually wants- bigger stage and bigger money along with it.

More on that in a moment.

First, the 24 year old Torres out of Santa Monica, CA, had little trouble with veteran Cristin Mino in scoring a sixth round KO. That improved Torres to 18-0, 15 KOs giving him a regional WBC 135 lb. Lightweight title in the process,

Headlining for Thompson Boxing’s first show of 2022 called “New Blood,” Torres was in complete control through five rounds and scored two knockdowns in the sixth. The first from a right uppercut, the second one with a left hook to the body that dropped Mino onto his knees and he didn’t beat the count. That continues a roll of eight KOs or stoppages in Torres’ last nine fights.

“I felt my performance against Mino was one of my best to date,” said Torres in the ring post fight.

“I was really relaxed in this fight and that’s a credit to all the hard work my team and I put in during training camp. Winning the WBC USNBC title will now get me one step closer to a world title fight. I’m hoping I’ll be ranked in the top 15 when the new WBC ratings come out.” 

That is likely to happen for the Southern California based Torres, as he has continued an ascent of the last two years in and around the Covid- 19 pandemic delaying things in 202o.

And some prominent boxing analysts and media member also sounded off about what they saw from “Ace” Torres, as well.

For example, Boxing insider and host of the “3 Knockdown Rule Podcast” Steve Kim and noted Boxing broadcaster and director of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, Rich Marotta, both made clear what they see from the young Lightweight,

Now, we will wait to see if Torres can step up a level to better competition on a prominent undercard later this Spring, etc.? And, if he does, he’s likely to double or triple the modest money he’s made so far.

One thing is certain, knockouts in impressive showings aren’t going to hurt his chances.

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