Richard Torrez unfortunately GOT ROBBED from Gold 🥇!
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman tweeted:
“Brutal and criminal to allow a professional boxer Jalolov from Russia with 6-0 as a pro to fight outclassed, outweighed and far smaller USA 20-year-old amateur Torrez AIBA world championship in Russia,”.
About his latest fight:
Tulare boxer Richard Torrez Jr. wins silver medal at Tokyo Olympics. The 22-year-old lost to Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov in Sunday morning’s gold medal match.5 hours ago
Tulare boxer Richard Torrez Jr. advanced to Finals for Gold! See 3 videos below.
The 22-year-old American faced super heavyweight Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan. That fight was Saturday, Aug. 8th at 11:15pm.
United States’ men’s super heavyweight boxer RIchard Torrez Jr. will fight for the gold medal after winning his semifinal bout.
The contest between Torrez Jr. and Kazakhstan’s Kamshybek Kunkabayev ended with a referee stoppage due to injury. Torrez Jr. was up on all five judges’ cards at the time of the stoppage.
With the victory, Torrez Jr. will be the first American super heavyweight to medal since 1988 when Riddick Bowe won silver and will try to be the first American to win gold at that weight since Tyrell Biggs in 1984.
Torrez Jr. started off the Games with a 5-0 win against Algeria’s Chouaib Bouloudinats in the preliminaries before beating Cuba’s Dainier Pero in a 4-1 decision in the quarterfinals.
See latest video: Richard Torrez Jr. bloodies Kamshybek Kunkabayev, advances to final.
Video 2: fight from July 29th!
See video 3:
Support has been pouring in for Torrez Jr., especially in Tulare, where banners and yard signs are popping up throughout the city of 60,000-plus residents.
Mission Oak High School, Torrez Jr.’s alma mater, hosted a watch party late Tuesday evening in the Hawks’ gymnasium.
Torrez Jr.’s dad, Torrez Sr., is currently the dean of students at Mission Oak.
Mission Oak football coach Michael Machado, a Tulare native, has been rooting for Torrez Jr. throughout the summer games.
Torrez Jr. joined an exclusive club, becoming just the third Tulare resident in the city’s history to clinch an Olympic medal. Bob Mathias was a two-time gold medalist in the decathlon (1948, 1952) and Sim Iness stood atop the podium in the discus throw (1952).