Break serves Tahoe fighter well |

Break serves Tahoe fighter well

A 45-day respite from the ring was just what light heavyweight Hector Torres’ body ordered.

The break allowed the 30-year-old South Lake Tahoe professional fighter to enjoy some activities that Lake Tahoe serves up for only parts of the year, including in-line skating and mountain biking.

Rested and rejuvenated, Torres (6-1-1) is ready to resume his physical career Sunday in an unusual brunch card at the Peppermill Casino in Reno.

“Fighting that often is hard on the body, so I needed a break. It helped a lot,” said Torres, who fought to a six-round draw with Mervyn Penniston-John on Aug. 25 at Harrah’s in Reno.

Torres doesn’t expect the layoff to stifle the momentum he has generated in recent fights.

“I’ve been running a lot,” Torres said. “Being that I fought two months ago, my timing is still right on. All I need is a little tune-up to say, ‘Go for it.’ “

Former professional fighter Lucio Angeles has been helping Torres prepare for his return to the ring.

“He’s been helping me with my timing. All I need is a few little touchups to refresh my memory and then get back in there,” Torres said.

Sunday’s 11 a.m. card is headlined by a 10-round featherweight bout between Reynate Jamili (43-6, 32 KOs) and Juan Manuel Marquez (32-2, 23 KOs). Unbeaten heavyweight Kelvin Davis of Reno is also on the card. Davis (11-0, eight KOs) is scheduled to fight A.J. Moore (8-16-2) of St. Louis in a six-rounder.

Tickets are $20, $50 and $75.

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