Ana Maria Torres
Mexican Ana Marie Torres was born January 25, 1980. She turned professional in July 3, 1999 in a winning bout against Mariana Juarez in La Arena Mexico. She later fought in a rematch against Juarez later that year resulting to a four-round draw.
She opened 2000 with a third-round TKO over Maribel Zamora and in June, a four-round decision over Berenice Chavez. Torres found herself again in a rematch against Mariana Juarez winning the grueling ten-round bout with 7-2-2 earning her the Mexican bantamweight title.
She again fought and won over Berenice Chavez in the bantamweight division in May 2003. In February 2004, Ivonne Munoz Leon of Mexico took the Mexican bantamweight title from Torres in a ten-round unanimous decision. In March of the same year, she scored a TKO against LaKeysha Williams in a match held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Torres was aiming for the WIBF World Bantamweight title which was held by reigning title holder Anita Christensen of Denmark. They were scheduled to fight in October 2004 but the fight was cancelled by Christensen. In December 10, 2004, Torres scored another TKO against Golden Gloves champion Yadira Rosales in a particularly bloody bout.
Ana Maria Torres’ bid for the WBC Bantamweight title was pulled to shreds by the Korean Kwang Ok Kim who defeated her in the ten-round match in June 2006. In April 16, 2007, she won the WBC Super Flyweight title over Dahianna Santana in her opponent’s home country the Dominican Republic.
Her October 2007 fight against Myung Ok Ryu of North Korea again impeded her chances at the WBC Female Junior Bantamweight title. Her latest bout held in Plaza de Toros Juriquilla in Mexico last April 26, 2008 was a rematch of this hotly debated fight. Myung Ok Ryu, after ten rounds retained her title as WBC Junior Bantamweight champion.