Richard Torrez says he needs to be remembered “perpetually” as a world heavyweight champion as he prepares to start out his title pursuit.
The 22-year-old American has signed a promotional cope with High Rank after getting back from this summer season’s Olympic Video games in Tokyo with a silver medal.
With knowledgeable debut deliberate in February, Torrez has vowed to earn a fame as a dominant champion.
“I am a smaller heavyweight, however I am very energetic,” the Californian informed Sky Sports activities. “I’ve a fantastic engine on me, and what I lack for in dimension I make up for in energy.
“They are saying you die twice. As soon as bodily and as soon as when the final particular person says your title, and so I wish to reside perpetually.”
Requested if he can win a world title, Torrez stated: “I imagine so. I imagine I’ve the appropriate basis. I’ve the appropriate individuals behind me, and I’ve the appropriate mindset too.
“I positively imagine that sooner or later I can be.”
Britain’s bronze medallist Frazer Clarke didn’t share the ring with Torrez in Japan, though they might cross paths within the professional ranks.
Previous to the Olympics, Torrez had informed Sky Sports activities about his respect for Clarke.
“He is a fantastic man, I’ve been to numerous camps with him, we have now had a whole lot of actually nice sparring periods,” he stated.
“He is nearly as good a man as he’s a boxer. He has distinctive talent and he is an enormous man.
“He can be actually good competitors if we meet up.
“I do research him, I watch movie of him – after we spar, I watch the video again.
Torrez produced a dramatic stoppage win over Kamshybek Kunkabayev within the Olympic semi-finals, ultimately dropping on factors in opposition to Bakhodir Jalolov in an exciting remaining.
He’s now planning to make a huge impact at heavyweight as America waits for an additional champion to be topped after Deontay Wilder’s reign as WBC champion was ended by Tyson Fury.
“February, we’re hoping to [start],” stated Torrez.
“We’re breaking down boundaries and we’re stepping by doorways. It is one thing that I’ve dreamed of, ever since I used to be a bit of child.
“It is one thing that I’ve imagined, today occurring, however for it to really come true and to return to fruition is unimaginable. I simply can’t wait and I hope you guys cannot both.”