José Torres

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Birthday
3, 1936
Birthplace
Puerto Rico
Death Date
Jan 19, 2009 (72)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
3, 1936
Birthplace
Puerto Rico
Death Date
Jan 19, 2009 (72)

About

International Boxing Hall of Fame light heavyweight who won silver in the 1956 Olympics and went on to become the WBA and WBC champion.

Before Fame

He joined the United States Army when he was 18 years old.

Trivia

He was the New York State Athletic Commissioner from 1984 to 1988.

Family Life

His daughter Mariana Torres became an actress.

Associated With

He was trained by Cus D'Amato, trainer and mentor to Mike Tyson.