On the heels of arguably the biggest win of his career, Armando Torres looks to achieve something he hasn't experienced since his first year as a pro—a five-fight win streak.
The veteran spoiler gets a home game for the occasion, as he collides with countryman Juan 'Pinky' Alejo in a 10-round regional title fight. Both boxers weighed in right at the 112-pound flyweight limit for the evening's main event, which airs live Friday evening on Telemundo from Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City.
Torres (25-18, 19KOs), 39, picked up his fourth consecutive win—all by knockout—following a stunning 1st round stoppage of former titlist Ganigan Lopez in this very venue last October. Prior to the bout, Torres hadn't won more than three fights in a row since jumping out to a 6-0 start by May 2000, two years into his otherwise journeyman career.
Alejo (25-6-1, 14KOs) picked up a confidence-restoring win in his last start, with a 6-round decision over Irvin Ordaz last September marking his first victory since March 2017. The two-time junior flyweight title challenger fights for the third time as a flyweight, his division debut coming in an 8th round stoppage loss to Jonathan Gonzalez in November 2018, which marked his Telemundo debut.
The 36-year old from Guadalupe, Mexico looks to leave a far more favorable impression on Friday evening, fighting for the first time in the nation's capital.
Sergio Mejia, 108 vs. Miguel Angel Luna, 108—6 rds, junior flyweight
Ernesto Salcedo, 121 vs. Julio Cesar Juarez Juarez, 121.5—6 rds, junior featherweight
Miguel Angel Ramirez, 125.5 vs. Rogelio Perez Marquez, 126—6 rds, featherweight
Ana Laura Reyes, 109 vs. Joselyn Casilla Martinez, 115—6 rds, junior bantamweight
Edie Gonzalez, 144.5 vs. Ramses Escamilla, 144.5—4 rds, welterweight
Oscar Israel Velez, 115.2 vs. Jorge Ahabael Ascanio, 116—4 rds, bantamweight
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox