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November 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former world light heavyweight champion Jose Torres was elected president of the World Boxing Organization.
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March 13, 2011 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
When Jose A. Torre Jr. was in elementary school, his Sunday school teacher challenged him to memorize the names of all 66 books in the Bible. "He not only learned them forwards, but he learned them backwards," recalled Steve Baeder, 61, a pastor at West Cypress Church in Cypress. Torre, who was called "Joey" during his childhood, was always up for a challenge, his relatives and friends said. He was an all-or-nothing type of guy, one who was rambunctious, full of energy and always smiling.
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January 20, 2009 | Associated Press
Jose Torres, a former light heavyweight world champion and Olympic silver medalist, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Ponce, Puerto Rico, said his wife, Ramonita. He was 72. Torres won the light heavyweight title in 1965 by stopping Willie Pastrano at Madison Square Garden in New York. He made three title defenses before losing a close decision to Dick Tiger in 1966. He finished with a record of 41-3-1, with 29 knockouts.
SPORTS
October 1, 1986 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
After the first round of his scheduled 10-round match against Jose Torres on Tuesday night at the Country Club in Reseda, Frankie Duarte lay back on his stool in the corner and felt the blood stream down his face., Torres' head had smashed into Duarte's, opening a large cut above the left eye. Torres had also smashed his right hand into Duarte's forehead above the right eye, opening a smaller cut.
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June 24, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is quoted in a new book as saying that he likes to hurt women during sex and that the best punch he ever threw was at Robin Givens, his former wife. The book was written by Jose Torres, former light-heavyweight champion and one-time head of the New York State Athletic Commission, who once was close to Tyson. "I like to hurt women when I make love to them. I like to hear them scream with pain, to see them bleed. It gives me pleasure," Torres quotes Tyson as saying in the book, "Fire and Fear, the Inside Story of Mike Tyson."
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November 23, 1994 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The robber grabbed Jose Torres Jr. by the neck and began dragging him away from his car while he held his 4-month-old son, police said. Torres' wife leaped from the passenger side of the car and grabbed the baby, as Torres told her to run into their apartment building and call the police. The sound of gunshots that police said killed her 23-year-old husband echoed through the apartment unit from where she was calling for help.
SPORTS
September 27, 1986 | GARY KLEIN, Sports Digest was compiled by Gary Klein
Frankie Duarte (40-6-1, 30 knockouts) will make his first appearance Tuesday night since winning the North American Boxing Federation bantamweight championship. He'll face 30-year-old Jose Torres (31-13, 12 knockouts) of Tucson in the 10-round main event at the Country Club in Reseda.
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January 20, 2009 | Associated Press
Jose Torres, a former light heavyweight world champion and Olympic silver medalist, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Ponce, Puerto Rico, said his wife, Ramonita. He was 72. Torres won the light heavyweight title in 1965 by stopping Willie Pastrano at Madison Square Garden in New York. He made three title defenses before losing a close decision to Dick Tiger in 1966. He finished with a record of 41-3-1, with 29 knockouts.
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November 23, 1994 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The robber grabbed Jose Torres Jr. by the neck and began dragging him away from his car while he held his 4-month-old son, police said. Torres' wife leaped from the passenger side of the car and grabbed the baby, as Torres told her to run into their apartment building and call the police. The sound of gunshots that police said killed her 23-year-old husband echoed through the apartment unit from where she was calling for help.
SPORTS
November 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former world light heavyweight champion Jose Torres was elected president of the World Boxing Organization.
SPORTS
June 24, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is quoted in a new book as saying that he likes to hurt women during sex and that the best punch he ever threw was at Robin Givens, his former wife. The book was written by Jose Torres, former light-heavyweight champion and one-time head of the New York State Athletic Commission, who once was close to Tyson. "I like to hurt women when I make love to them. I like to hear them scream with pain, to see them bleed. It gives me pleasure," Torres quotes Tyson as saying in the book, "Fire and Fear, the Inside Story of Mike Tyson."
SPORTS
October 1, 1986 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
After the first round of his scheduled 10-round match against Jose Torres on Tuesday night at the Country Club in Reseda, Frankie Duarte lay back on his stool in the corner and felt the blood stream down his face., Torres' head had smashed into Duarte's, opening a large cut above the left eye. Torres had also smashed his right hand into Duarte's forehead above the right eye, opening a smaller cut.
SPORTS
September 27, 1986 | GARY KLEIN, Sports Digest was compiled by Gary Klein
Frankie Duarte (40-6-1, 30 knockouts) will make his first appearance Tuesday night since winning the North American Boxing Federation bantamweight championship. He'll face 30-year-old Jose Torres (31-13, 12 knockouts) of Tucson in the 10-round main event at the Country Club in Reseda.
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March 13, 2011 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
When Jose A. Torre Jr. was in elementary school, his Sunday school teacher challenged him to memorize the names of all 66 books in the Bible. "He not only learned them forwards, but he learned them backwards," recalled Steve Baeder, 61, a pastor at West Cypress Church in Cypress. Torre, who was called "Joey" during his childhood, was always up for a challenge, his relatives and friends said. He was an all-or-nothing type of guy, one who was rambunctious, full of energy and always smiling.
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October 8, 2011 | By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
High-powered assault weapons illegally purchased under the ATF's Fast and Furious program in Phoenix ended up in a home belonging to the purported top Sinaloa cartel enforcer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, whose organization was terrorizing that city with the worst violence in the Mexican drug wars. In all, 100 assault weapons acquired under Fast and Furious were transported 350 miles from Phoenix to El Paso, making that West Texas city a central hub for gun traffickers. Forty of the weapons made it across the border and into the arsenal of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a feared cartel leader in Ciudad Juarez, according to federal court records and trace documents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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