WESTMORLAND — Westmorland Boxing club has seen its share of tough fighters come through its ranks, but few can match the dedication and charisma that young Isaiah Torres has shown in his early boxing career.
Introduced to the sport at the young age of seven, Torres began his training where all boxers in Westmoreland begin, at the historic Westmorland Boxing Gym better known as “Mono’s Gym”, under the watchful eye of local boxing legend, Ernie “Mono” Fierro.
Over the last four years, young Torres has made strides in his technique and boxing acumen, noted Westmorland Boxing Against Drugs Trainer, J.C Lopez.
“He comes in everyday, and works hard in the gym. When you tell him to do something he does it. When he hits the bags and mitts I can see he does it with heart,” said Lopez on Torres’ training.
Over the last four years, Torres has fought in local exhibitions such as Westmorland’s Honey Festival, and USA Boxing Shows throughout California, including a national city show where a Torres victory earned him a USA Boxing District Silver Gloves Championship.
“He’s a type of kid that knows when it comes to boxing it’s about hard work and dedication. I know with his boxing gift, he will take his boxing career very far,” added
Up next for “The Fighting Pride of Westmorland” will be a USA Boxing showdown on April 11th, with a possible shot at the Jr. Olympics should he continue to win.