Michael 'Sweet T' Torres (born December 8, 1984 in Yonkers, New York) is a three time New Jersey Golden Gloves and Northeastern Amateur Boxing Champion in the Junior Welterweight category now campaigning as a professional boxer in the Junior Welterweight division.
Torres compiled an impressive amateur record of 78-10, winning the New Jersey Golden Gloves Championship three times in 2001, 2002, and 2003 at the 141 pound Junior Welterweight limit. In 2001, he won a decision in the finals of the Northeastern Golden Gloves tournament held in Lake Placid, New York. Also in 2001, he lost in the semifinals of the National Golden Gloves tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada, by a 3-2 decision. In 2002, he was ranked as the # 2 amateur Junior Welterweight in the United States in the under age 19 category, and lost in the final round of the National Amateur Boxing Tournament in Louisiana, again by decision.
Torres turned professional at the age in 19. Now residing in Jersey City, New Jersey, Torres has compiled a record of 11-2 as a professional. He lost his last two six round bouts by unanimous decision. Torres is trained in Newark by Johnny Persol, a world ranked light heavyweight contender in the 1960s whose professional record includes wins over such former champions as Eddie Cotton, Harold Johnson, and Bobo Olson.
Torres has a two year old son, Evan.
Michael Torres Professional Record on Boxrec http://www.boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=262388&cat=boxerLast modified on 16 April 2012, at 17:07