Josh Torres wants that green belt.
Torres, a welterweight boxer from Albuquerque, is scheduled to face Phoenix’s Jose Marrufo on Saturday in the main event of a five-bout professional card that starts at 7 p.m. at the McKernan Events Center in the South Valley.
The World Boxing Council’s United States Boxing Championship 147-pound title is at stake.
In November at Madison Square Garden, Torres fought for another of the WBC’s trademark green belts. He lost by unanimous decision to unbeaten Dusty Hernandez Harrison.
“That’s what every young fighter looks forward to,” Torres (13-3-1, six knockouts) said of a second chance to wrap a title belt around his waist.