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Ruben Torres steps in to face Jose Luis Rodriguez on December 20

Ruben Torres steps in to face Jose Luis Rodriguez on December 20

lightweight prospect Ruben Torres
by Francisco Salazar

possibility knocked for light-weight prospect Ruben Torres and he became more than chuffed to answer the door.

Torres will now step in and face Jose Luis Rodriguez on Sunday, December 20, it changed into announced on Monday afternoon. The eight-round bout will take area at Omega products overseas in Corona, California, and will headline a 3-battle 3.2.1 Boxing card, which will be streamed are living on Thompson Boxing Promotions’ website, as well as its YouTube and fb pages (6:30 p.m. ET/ three:30 p.m. PT).

Torres will substitute fellow prospect and stablemate Michael Dutchover, who recently had to withdraw from the fight. No intent turned into given for Dutchover’s withdrawal.

“We had some unlucky cases turn up for Michael Dutchover’s previous two fights however Ruben Torres is inclined to step up and we’re excited to look his bout,” mentioned Alex Camponovo, Thompson Boxing’s general supervisor and creator of 3.2.1 Boxing. “This card is without doubt one of the most appropriate we’ve put together and we’re actually excited to peer it come to fruition. We consider this yr has been challenging however we’re taking advantage of it and bringing the enthusiasts live, free boxing.”

The unbeaten Torres (13-0, 11 knockouts), who resides in Santa Monica, California, is hoping to build off the success of his most recent battle on July 26, knocking out gatekeeper Oscar Bravo, of Chile, in circular 6. It was only the 2d time Bravo had ever been stopped thus far in his professional career.

Torres hopes to close out 2020 with a pretty good win and is desirous to smash via next year.

“i am satisfied to get the fight however it is bittersweet on the grounds that my teammate Michael Dutchover doesn’t get this probability,” noted Torres. “I have stayed in the health club with my train Danny Zamora and became assisting with camp already, so i am ready to step up and headline the card. I’m longing for putting on a good efficiency in opposition t Rodriguez.”

Like Bravo, Rodriguez has faced some of the greatest contenders and possibilities at a hundred thirty five and a hundred and forty kilos.

In his most contemporary bout on March 30 of last yr, Rodriguez (25-13-1, 13 KOs), who resides in Monterrey, Mexico, lost through unanimous choice to former junior welterweight title challenger Antonio Orozco. In his old fight six weeks prior, the 34-year-old fought to a majority draw in opposition t then-unbeaten Bakhtiyar Eyubov.

Rodriguez has also suffered defeats by the hands of Mario Barrios, Sharif Bogere and Jose Pedraza.

in the co-feature, Saul Sanchez (14-1, eight KOs), who resides within the l. a. suburb of Pacoima, will rectangular off against Mario Hernandez (10-1-1, three KOs), of regional Santa Ana, in an eight-round junior bantamweight bout.

Opening the Thompson Boxing card should be a six-circular bout between junior middleweight Richard Brewart Jr. (7-0, three KOs), of neighborhood Rancho Cucamonga, and Jackson, Mississippi’s Louis Hernandez (eight-0-1, 6 KOs).

Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring on account that October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) celebrity newspaper. He may also be reached by means of electronic mail at [email protected] or on Twitter @FSalazarBoxing.

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