WBO Light Welterweight Champion for 2 years from October 18, 2006-July 5, 2008.
He was an aspiring soccer player before his father pushed him towards boxing.
In 2001 he achieved an incredible streak of 28 straight victories, 26 of them coming via knockout.
His brother, Jose Miguel Torres, is also a professional boxer.
His WBO Light Welterweight title was taken by Kendall Holt in 2008.