Ruben Torres Shines Bright With a KO Victory Under the Stars in Corona
August 14, 2021
Anthony Saldana (149 articles)

Ruben Torres Shines Bright With a KO Victory Under the Stars in Corona

By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña

540 days after Covid halted live fans from enjoying the Thompson Boxing Promotions series”Path to Glory” Saturday night on a warm summer evening at Omega Products International it was back with a bang as local prospect and South Central’s own undefeated 22-year old Mexican American, Ruben “Ace” Torres (16-0, 1 KO’s)  extended his unblemished winning streak with a victory over the Mexican veteran Richard “Diamante” Zamora (19-4, 12 KOs), on their “We Are Back” card. From the opening bell Torres used his reach and shotgun like jab to connect early and often on Zamora hurting him with a solid left counter shot. The second round saw much of the same as Torres completely dominated Zamora with vicious combinations. Zamora had spurts throughout the fight but in the 5th Torres caught his opponent with a series of uppercuts knocking Zamora out at the 2:17 mark of the 5th round. After the fight Torres stated “I’ve missed this energy of the crowd tonight, I have a great team around me always encouraging more to do my best, including my stablemates Michael Dutchover who pushes me daily. I’m going to just keep working and I have a 100 percent faith in my team and now I hope to crack the top ten. I hope everyone enjoyed the fights and it’s time keep climbing the rankings”

Photo by Kyte Monroe / Thompson Boxing

In the Co-Main event local boxer Loui Lopez (9-1-1, 4 KOs) of Corona Ca, entered the ring to take on and defeat the tough Demarcus Layton (8-3-1, 5 KOs) of Little Rock, Arkansas. In a rematch of their August 2019 bout in which they fought to a majority draw. In the first round both fighters used effective combinations and landed timely power shots on each other as the each looked to find the distance and comfort zone in a very entertaining fight. By the 2nd round Lopez was clearly landing the heavier more aggressive blows to the body and head of Layton. By the 4th round Layton was bleeding from a punch over the left eye and had no answer for the hometown fighter Lopez. After six very entertaining rounds of action the judges returned with the scores of 60-54(x2) and 59-55 all in favor of Lopez. 

Photo By Kyte Monroe / Thompson Boxing

In Other bouts 


Katsuma “El Cuete” Akitsugi (6-0, 1 KO) gets a unanimous decision victory over Dihul “Elegante” Olguin (15-19-4, 10 KOs)

Jr. Welterweights

Miguel Angel “Explosivo” Madueño (24-0, 22 KO’s) gets a first round knockout over Manual Martinez (6-4-4, 3 KOs)

Super Bantamweights

Lazaro Vargas (2-0, 1 KO) gets a majority decision victory over Alexis Alvarado (2-1, 2 KOs) 



Anthony Saldana