In the fall of 2020, undefeated title contender Jean Carlos “Lobo” Torres 18-0 (14 KO’s) out of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico joined the Mayweather Promotions roster comprised of talented prospects, contenders, and world champions.. The thirty-year-old’s talents and style, which he compares most to Felix Trinidad, were quickly discovered by Floyd Mayweather after a few sparring sessions with two-time world champion, Gervonta Davis, as he prepared for his October PPV matchup against Leo Santa Cruz.
“Making the decision to move my training to Las Vegas, due to the pandemic, was the best choice for my career, said Torres. “While training at Mayweather Boxing Club, I was asked to spar six rounds with Gervonta Davis, and the rest is history as they say. My goal is to become a world champion, we currently only have one in Puerto Rico, and I believe it can happen with my new team.”
Torres was introduced to the sport at eleven years old after visiting a local gym with his cousin. His love for the sport and eagerness to become a standout talent in Puerto Rico paid off, and he went on to accumulate an impressive amateur record of 78-15, became a bronze medalist in the Puerto Rican National Championship, and won silver medals at both the Cheo Bronce International Journal, a highly regarded competition in Puerto Rico, and the Puerto Rico Copa Olimpica. Torres’ transition from the amateurs to the pro’s took place on August 15, 2015 resulting in a first-round knockout.
Currently ranked eleventh in the WBO rankings, Torres looks to translate the garnered success from his hometown of Puerto Rico, a known hotbed to some of the most elite fighters in the sport, to the states. Torres currently trains in Las Vegas at the Mayweather Boxing Club under the guidance of trainer Yoel Gonzalez. While at home in Trujillo, Torres trains with longtime trainer and former world champion, Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon.
Torres’ most recent appearance in the ring took place on November 22, 2019 when he successfully defended his WBO Latino Super lightweight title for the fourth time, ended in a first-round knockout. An American and promotional debut is on the horizon for the promising contender very soon.