Boxeo Telemundo’s Spring Collection Finale will shut with a Triple Crown title invoice on Friday. The principle occasion options WBO #15 WBC #3 Armando “Ichiro Ozeki” Torres (26-18, 19 KO’s) difficult WBO #4 IBF #5 WBA #12 Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (23-3-1,13 KO’s) for his WBO/NABO Jr flyweight title.
The boxing profession and historical past of Torres is an fascinating one. His first 10 skilled fights had been in Japan. His uncle German Torres was a former world champion with the identical “Ichiro Ozeki” nickname as his nephew. His profession has had its ups downs however on the age of 40 he will probably be making his U.S. debut on the Bryan Glazer Household JCC Auditorium in Tampa, Florida
He has defied the chances coming off of two consecutive upsets on Telemundo. One among which was versus a former world champion. Gonzalez will probably be his hardest problem of late, however Torres is set to hitch his uncle as having received a world title.
How did debuting in Japan come about for you?
After I completed Excessive Faculty I went to Japan to reside with my uncle former world champion German “Ichiro Ozeki” Torres. I fought greater than 15 instances as knowledgeable in Japan
What was your expertise as an newbie previous to turning skilled?
I didn’t struggle as an newbie. I appreciated boxing and I requested my uncle German for a possibility to indicate him my skills. He appreciated what he noticed and he ready me properly for my skilled debut. I educated and sparred and went straight to the professionals.
You might be nonetheless combating at a really excessive stage at 40 years previous. Have you ever needed to make changes in coaching?
Thank God I’ve not needed to make any adjustments in my regular coaching. I’ve at all times saved myself in good situation and it’s paying off for me now. I really feel higher than ever.
What have you ever seen in watching movies of your opponent?
Combating a southpaw can actually be difficult because it’s the other of what a traditional fighter is used to combating. Gonzalez is a Puerto Rican fighter who has defeated a number of Mexican fighters together with my pal Saul “Child” Juarez. I’ve been sparring with two of my buddies who’re skilled boxers, Kenzo Juarez and Sergio Rebolledo. They’re each southpaws and the preparation with them has me properly ready for Gonzalez.
Does it make the struggle a bit extra particular that it’s a matchup of a Mexican fighter versus a Puerto Rican fighter given the historical past with the boxing rivalry?
I’ve thought of that however I can not lose give attention to the gameplan at hand. It is a should win struggle for me and I’m targeted on successful.
How a lot affect has your uncle had in your profession in boxing?
I watched my uncle turn into a world champion and it has motivated me from the start of my profession up till the current time. I’m nonetheless chasing my dream to turn into a world champion.
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“Ichiro Ozeki” Torres vs “Bomba” Gonzalez will air reside Friday Could twenty first at 12AM/EST on Telemundo. Promoter is All Star Boxing, Inc (Felix “Tutico” Zabala).
The night’s second title struggle will function a battle of unbeaten as Otar Eranosyan (7-0 5 KO’s) of Akhalkalaki, Georgia however residing in Miami Seaside, FL will face Jose Argel (8-0 2 KO’s) of Iquique, Chile in a ten spherical bout for the vacant WBA Continental Americas tremendous featherweight title.
The third title struggle options undefeated tremendous welterweight contender Mekhrubon Sanginov(10-0-1 7 KO’s) of Dushanbe, Tajikistan will sq. off towards Andres “Pitufo” Viera(10-2 8 KO’s) of Montevideo, Uruguay in a ten spherical bout for the vacant WBA Continental Americas Tremendous Welterweight title.