Rising heavyweight Richard Torrez Jr. is wasting little time getting back to work.
The recent U.S. Olympic silver medalist, who improved to 2-0 with a first-round stoppage over Roberto Zavala Jr. Friday evening at Pechanga Resort Casino, returns in a six-rounder against Marco Antonio Canedo on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
Torrez Jr.- Canedo will open the televised tripleheader headlined by the junior welterweight main event between former world champions Jose “Sniper” Pedraza and Richard “RC” Commey.
Pedraza-Commey, the Jared Anderson-Miljan Rovcanin heavyweight co-feature, and Torrez Jr.-Canedo and will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.
Canedo (4-2, 2 KOs), from Michoacán, Mexico is a five-year pro who will be making his stateside debut.
Torrez said, “I want to thank Top Rank for keeping me active and giving me the platform to showcase my talents. Every fight is a learning experience, and I can’t wait until August 27 in Tulsa.”