Richard Torrez Jr., the Tulare boxer who starred in the Olympics, has his next fight in his young professional career coming up in a few weeks.
Driving the news: Torrez will return to the ring on Dec. 9 against Curtis Harper in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
- Torrez has won all seven of his professional fights by knockout, not needing to go past three rounds in any of them.
- Harper has quite a bit more professional experience under his belt, but does not have Torrez’s prolific record. Harper has a 14-10 record with nine knockouts.
- Torrez is coming off a first-round knockout of Willie Jake Jr. in August and a second-round knockout of Tyrrell Anthony Herndon in October.
- The fight will stream on ESPN+ as part of the undercard for Robeisy Ramirez versus Rafael “El Divino” Espinoza and Xander Zayas versus Jorge Fortea.
What they’re saying: “Curtis Harper is a tough, experienced heavyweight, and I look forward to the challenge,” Torrez said. “He has been in with some of the division’s best fighters, and we felt the time was right to step up and take on someone of his caliber.”