Tuesday, March 14th 2023

Training Injury Forces Richard Torrez Jr. to Withdraw from March 25 ESPN-Televised Opener

Jose Ramirez-Richard Commey and Seniesa Estrada-Tina Rupprecht doubleheader to be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+

FRESNO, Calif. (March 14, 2023) — U.S. Olympic silver medalist Richard Torrez
Jr. has been forced to withdraw from his March 25 homecoming fight due to a training injury. Torrez (5-0, 5 KOs), from Tulare, California, was scheduled to face Willie Jake Jr. in the six-round ESPN-televised opener at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. The 23-year-old southpaw knockout artist, who has three first-round knockouts on his ledger, is expected to return this summer.

The ESPN broadcast will now be a doubleheader featuring Jose Ramirez and Richard “RC” Commey in a junior welterweight showdown and a minimumweight title unification fight between WBA champion Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada and WBC queen Tina Rupprecht.

Ramirez-Commey and Estrada-Rupprecht will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with DiBella Entertainment, tickets starting at $29 are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.