Westmorland boxer recognized before State Assembly

Sunday, August 26, 2018

As excerpted from the Imperial Valley Press:

WESTMORLAND — Isaiah Torres had never expected that his career as a boxer would take him anywhere past Imperial County limits.

To his surprise, Torres, 15, has had the ability to travel and compete in many places throughout country since first entering the ring at age 7.

Most recently, Torres traveled to Charleston, W.Va., to compete in the annual USA Boxing National Junior Olympics, during which he fought in the 15-to-16-year-old, 95-pound division and represented Region 14, California and Nevada.

Garcia said that, while it’s always nice to have constituents from the district come up to Sacramento, it’s more special when “we’re able to bring young people to be recognized for their hard work.”

“He’s an up-and-coming champion for our region, and we’re certainly excited to have him here,” Garcia said. “We’re all very proud of this young man and his accomplishments. We got our eye on him to do big things in the near future.”