Super lightweight contenders Jean Carlos Torres and Darwin Price will meet in a 10-round bout highlighting non-televised undercard action this Saturday, October 30 at a Premier Boxing Champions event at Michelob ULTRA Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
The card is titled with a three-time Showtime Boxing title that will see WBA “regular” welterweight champion Jamal “Shango” James defend his title against undefeated contender Radzhab Butaev in the main event. In the main co-event, rising welterweight star Jaron “Boots” Ennis steps in for a showdown against veteran Thomas Dulorme, while exciting undefeated lightweight contender Michel Rivera takes on Argentina’s Matías Romero in the match. ‘opens at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the live event are on sale now and can be purchased on AXS.com.
The non-televised undercard action will also see a pair of once defeated welterweight duels as Argentina’s Alberto Palmetta (16-1, 12 KOs) take on Colombian Yeis Solano (15-1, 10 KOs) in a bout in eight rounds. To complete the undercard, welterweight prospects David Lopez and Lazarus Velasquez face off in their professional debut for a four-round bout, and undefeated prospect Jose Sanchez (7-0, 5 KOs) facing Mexico’s Fernando Garcia. (13-3, 8 KOs) in a six-round featherweight attraction.
Torres, 31, (19-0, 15 KOs) fought in the United States for the first time since 2016 in his last fight, as he stopped Zack Kuhn in two rounds in June on the undercard Floyd Mayweather against Logan Paul. A native of Caroline, Puerto Rico, Torres fights outside of Mayweather Promotions and was a training partner for tri-division champion Gervonta Davis as Davis prepared to face Leo Santa Cruz in 2020. A standout amateur with a 78-15 record, Torres stopped his last eight opponents from a distance before his toughest challenge yet at Price.
Price (17-1, 10 KOs) returned to the ring in April to take out Saul Corral in the fifth round. His previous outing came in December 2019 when he suffered a knee injury that forced him to suffer a TKO loss to Malik Hawkins, in a bout led by Price on the scorecards. A native of St. Louis and now a fighter in Houston, Price was an outstanding track and field runner at Grambling State University before turning pro and winning his first 16 fights.