In the first round of their fight on Saturday night, Richard Torrez Jr. viciously knocked out Marco Antonio Canedo in the first round of the fight.
After just 43 seconds of their scheduled six-round fight in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the hard-hitting heavyweight prospect knocked Canedo out with a left-right-left combination just 43 seconds into the fight. During their very brief fight, it appears that Torrez dropped Canedo twice and that as a result, Canedo had to seek medical attention as a result of the injuries he suffered.
Eventually, Canedo (4-3, 2 KOs) was removed from the ring after he sat up. Torrez has knocked out all three of the professional opponents that he has faced as a professional.
It was decided by referee Gary Ritter that the action would be officially stopped after 44 seconds of action in the first round.
There was a telecast of Torrez’s impressive victory as part of the Jose Pedraza-Richard Commey undercard from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on ESPN.
On Saturday Night, Richard Torrez Jr. Viciously Knocked Out Marco Antonio Canedo In The First Round Of The Fight.
During the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, a year ago, Torrez won a silver medal for the United States while fighting for his hometown of Tulare, California.
Within just six weeks of his previous fight, in which he lasted 58 seconds, he fought again. At the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California, Torrez knocked out Roberto Zavala Jr. (2-2-1, 2 KOs) in the first round of the fight.
After less than 21 seconds, Torrez forced Canedo to squat with a straight left hand in a matter of seconds. The fact remains that even though Torrez was stunned, he was faster, stronger, and more powerful than Canedo.