ATLANTIC CITY TRILOGY…
KENDALL HOLT & RICARDO TORRES TO SETTLE THE SCORE;
HOLT WILL DEFEND WORLD JR. WELTERWEIGHT TITLE
AT BOARDWALK HALL on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13
Tickets Go On Sale Monday, October 27 at 12 Noon
ATLANTIC CITY, October 24, 2008 — The third fight in the trilogy of Kendall Holt (24-2, 13 KOs) vs. Ricardo Torres (32-2, 28 KOs) for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Welterweight Championship will take place in the Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday, December 13. Holt-Torres III will be promoted by Top Rank and hosted by Caesars Atlantic City.
Tickets for Holt-Torres, promoted by Top Rank and hosted by Caesars Atlantic City, are priced at $200, $100 and $50 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-736-1420, or at any Ticketmaster outlet nationwide. Tickets can also be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Doors will open at 8:00 pm and the main event is scheduled for 11:00 p.m.
Their first bout, on September 1, 2007 in Torres’ hometown of Barranquilla, Columbia, ended in a TKO in round eleven when Holt was knocked down near his corner. The raucous crowd had been throwing debris (beer, ice and water) into the ring and the slipping and sliding Holt was unable to regain his footing and was counted out by the referee. Holt, the Paterson, NJ native, was ahead on two of the judges scorecards at the time of the controversial stoppage.
The rematch took place on July 5, 2008 and the short and brutal bout lasted only sixty-one seconds. Holt was knocked down twice in the first thirty seconds. When Holt returned to his feet following the second knockdown, Torres moved in to finish him off when Holt landed a crushing overhand right that send Torres to his knee, held up only by the ropes. Torres, who suffered a concussion, took several minutes to return to his feet before being whisked off to a local hospital for further tests. Holt, the newly crowned champion, also headed to the hospital for stitches over his right eye.
Torres captured the vacant WBO title with a split decision over Mike Arnaoutis, another Atlantic City fan favorite, on November 18, 2006.