World ranked Jean Carlos ‘Lobo’ Torres of Trujillo Alto has signed a promotional contract with Mayweather Promotions.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, boxing gyms in Puerto Rico are not operating, so Torres (18-0, 14 KO’s), was sent by his manager Raúl Pastrana, to the city of Las Vegas to continue his training.
During his stay and accompanied by coach Yoel ‘Yowy’ González, Torres undertook several sparring sessions with various prospects and world champions, including Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, current WBA junior lightweight World Champion who is promoted by Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
“We are very excited to welcome Jean Torres to our Mayweather Promotions family,” said Mayweather Promotions President Leonard Ellerbe.
“Floyd (Mayweather) had a personal interest in Torres because he saw him work daily for 3 weeks and was impressed with what he was doing and decided to sign him because he is a fighter who works very hard and we as a promoter hope to continue the tradition of producing greats. world champions from Puerto Rico, ” said Ellerbe.
Raúl Pastrana, president of Spartan Boxing stated that, “Mayweather really liked the work ethic of ‘Lobo’. He was present at a great sparring session that he had with Gervonta Davis and approached us with great interest in adding him to his promoter company and thank God, everything is a fact for which we are very grateful to Mayweather and Leonard Ellerbe. I also want to thank Carlos ‘Sugar’ de León, Jr. and former world champion Clarence Adams for all their help in Las Vegas. “
‘Lobo’ Torres, former member of the Puerto Rico National Amateur Boxing Team and current WBO Latino champion, said:
“I went to Las Vegas to work hard without thinking that this was going to happen. I am in a position where at any moment we are called to fight for a world title and you cannot lower the intensity and train half a cup during the pandemic. Signing with Mayweather is a dream come true and I won’t let you down. What started as temporary training ended up being a big step for my career and I want to show you that you made the best decision. With God’s favor we will give much glory to Mayweather Promotions, Trujillo Alto, La Gloria neighborhood and Puerto Rico.