U.S. Olympic silver medalist Richard Torrez
Jr. has been forced to withdraw from his March 25 homecoming fight due to a training injury.
Torrez (5-0, 5 KOs), from Tulare, California, was scheduled to face Willie Jake Jr. in the six-round ESPN-televised opener at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.
The 23-year-old southpaw knockout artist, who has three first-round knockouts on his ledger, is expected to return this summer.
The ESPN broadcast will now be a doubleheader featuring Jose Ramirez and Richard ‘RC’ Commey in a junior welterweight showdown and a minimumweight title unification fight between WBA champion Seniesa ‘Super Bad’ Estrada and WBC queen, Tina Rupprecht.
Ramirez-Commey and Estrada-Rupprecht will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with DiBella Entertainment, tickets starting at $29 are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.
Credit: Top Rank Boxing