Holt tops Torres in a first round throw down!
By Benny Henderson Jr. Doghouse Boxing (July 7, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com (Photo © Tom Casino/SHOWTIME)  
This past Saturday night the ringside fight fans at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV, as well as the worldwide spectators who tuned in to Showtime’s ShoBox: The New Generation, got a heaped helping of a fast-paced, action packed free-for-all brawl as Kendall Holt 24-2 (13) stopped Ricardo Torres 32-2 (28) at sixty-one seconds of the first round.

The anticipated rematch began with both fighters going right after one another and thirteen seconds into the first round Torres landed an overhand right to the temple of Holt which immediately dropped him on his back to the canvas, but the New Jersey native jumped right back up shaking his hands as if it was nothing.

After the eight count Holt and Torres tore into one another with both swinging wildly but just seconds after the continuation Holt fell forward touching his gloves on the canvas after eating two wild right and left hand bombs from Torres.

Holt jumped right back up and got caught with a left hook from Torres as Nady was jumping in to give the eight count, but the punch had no ill effect on Holt.

The fight once again continued and Torres landed a big left hook and followed it up with a left jab as he was backing up Holt.

Holt was against the ropes as Torres went on the attack, missing with wild shots. Holt threw a left hook to the body which pushed Torres back to the ropes, and then Holt landed the goodnight punch, an overhand right, which left Torres crumpled on the bottom rope and out cold.

While counting and getting a good glimpse of the limp Torres, Jay Nady waved the fight off at the five count giving Holt the quick and spectacular win at 1:01 in the first round, finally earning the WBO light welterweight strap which failed to capture in a disputed loss to Torres back September of 2007.

After the bout, an ecstatic Holt declared, “I may go down, but I get back up!” Torres, who was unconscious for several minutes, stated with disappointment, “I had him, he was in my hands. I got careless. He got me.”

It was a quick one, but it could possibility be Round of the Year candidate.

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