Richard Torrez claims he wishes to be remembered “without end” as a globe heavyweight champion as he prepares to start his title pursuit.
The 22-year-aged American has signed a marketing offer with Top Rank following returning from this summer’s Olympic Video games in Tokyo with a silver medal.
With a qualified debut planned in February, Torrez has vowed to get paid a status as a dominant winner.
“I’m a smaller heavyweight, but I’m incredibly active,” the Californian told Sky Sporting activities. “I have a terrific motor on me, and what I deficiency for in measurement I make up for in electricity.
“They say you die two times. At the time bodily and after when the very last individual says your title, and so I want to are living for good.”
Questioned if he can win a globe title, Torrez mentioned: “I feel so. I feel I have the correct foundation. I have the appropriate individuals at the rear of me, and I have the correct frame of mind also.
“I unquestionably feel that one working day I will be.”
Britain’s bronze medallist Frazer Clarke did not share the ring with Torrez in Japan, despite the fact that they could cross paths in the pro ranks.
Prior to the Olympics, Torrez had informed Sky Sports about his regard for Clarke.
“He is a good dude, I have been to lots of camps with him, we have had a good deal of seriously fantastic sparring classes,” he reported.
“He is as good a person as he is a boxer. He has outstanding talent and he is a major man.
“He will be really very good competition if we fulfill up.
“I do examine him, I view film of him – when we spar, I watch the video back again.
Torrez generated a remarkable stoppage get around Kamshybek Kunkabayev in the Olympic semi-finals, eventually shedding on factors against Bakhodir Jalolov in a thrilling final.
He is now planning to make a significant effects at heavyweight as The usa waits for a different champion to be topped following Deontay Wilder’s reign as WBC champion was ended by Tyson Fury.
“February, we are hoping to [start],” mentioned Torrez.
“We are breaking down limitations and we’re stepping through doors. It’s one thing that I have dreamed of, at any time due to the fact I was a tiny child.
“It’s something that I have imagined, this day occurring, but for it to in fact appear real and to appear to fruition is amazing. I just cannot hold out and I hope you guys are unable to both.”