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Josh Torres “I’m just in love with this sport”

By Andy Rivera

When I asked Albuquerque welterweight Josh Torres, How much longer do you want to fight? Torres chuckled and said. “You’re the second person to ask me that today.”

“I’m just in love with this sport”. Said Torres “It’s going to be a while.”

The 34 year old Torres will be the co- main event this Saturday when he takes on 20-20-3, Daniel Calzada.

Calzada is a durable veteran, who has dropped a 6rd decision to former WBC jr middleweight interm and Albuquerque fighter Brian Mendoza in 2016.

Torres is excited to be back in action, his last fight was in February of 2023, defeating Donovan Estella. Since then Torres has been training and waiting.

“I’m just happy to be back, I miss being in the ring a putting on a show.” stated Torres

The 26-7, Torres has been one of New Mexico’s most popular fighters in the last decade, never backing down from challenges and bringing great crowds to each fight locally.

“I feel great and I have never been in any wars that have hindered me from continuing my career.”

Torres wants fight three times in 2024, but hopes to get bigger fights if they do come outside New Mexico.

One thing Torres may be considering is going up in 154, his fight with Calzada will be at 149lb, Torres feels strong at a higher weight, but also knows the jump up will come with some differences.

“I feel strong at 150-152, but I’d be shorter and that plays a part in moving up.”

Standing 5’7, what Torres’s may lack in height, he will never be questioned on the size of his heart.

”I just like to fight and hope I inspire people, I will always be around boxing. Helping the kids or training someone.”

Tickets can be bought at Isleta Casino with doors opening at 3:00 pm Saturday.

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