Jean Carlos Torres-Darwin Price Added To Non-Televised Portion Of James-Butaev Card 10/30

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One of Mayweather Promotions’ top prospects will face what on paper appears to be his toughest test October 30. has learned that Jean Carlos Torres will encounter Darwin Price before a “Showtime Championship Boxing” tripleheader starts that night in Las Vegas. Torres (19-0, 15 KOs), a powerful southpaw from Puerto Rico, and Houston’s Price (17-1, 10 KOs) will meet in a non-televised, 10-round junior welterweight bout on the Jamal James- Radzhab Butaev undercard at Mandalay Bay’s Michelob ULTRA Arena.

As previously reported by, Showtime’s telecast October 30 will showcase welterweights in the main event and co-feature.

Minneapolis’ James (27-1, 12 KOs) will defend his WBA world welterweight title against Russia’s Radzhab Butaev (13-0, 10 KOs, 1 NC) in the 12-round main event. Butaev is owed a shot at James’ secondary WBA belt because Alexander Besputin tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug after he beat Butaev by unanimous decision in their 12-round title fight in November 2019 in Monte Carlo.

Philadelphia’s Jaron Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs, 1 NC) and Puerto Rican veteran Thomas Dulorme (25-5-1, 16 KOs) are set to square off in the 12-round co-feature. The opener of Showtime’s three-bout broadcast October 30 is a 10-round lightweight bout between the Dominican Republic’s Michel Rivera (21-0, 14 KOs) and Argentina’s Jose Matias Romero (24-1, 8 KOs).

Torres, 31, has won eight straight bouts by knockout or technical knockout since he edged Kevin Nieves by split decision in an eight-rounder in June 2018. In his most recent action, Torres knocked Zack Kuhn (10-8-1, 5 KOs) to the canvas twice in the second round of a bout he won by TKO in the same round June 6 on the Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul undercard at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

The 32-year-old Price’s lone loss was the result of a knee injury he sustained during the fifth round against then-unbeaten Malik Hawkins in December 2019. Price had won each of the first four rounds on all three scorecards entering the fifth round versus Hawkins in a fight Showtime televised as part of the Gervonta Davis-Yuriorkis Gamboa undercard at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

Price won his only bout since he suffered that knee injury on April 21. He knocked out Saul Corral (23-17, 13 KOs) in the fifth round of their scheduled eight-round bout at Shrine Auditorium & Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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