Showtime Special: “Holt-Torres – Unpredictable” Premieres Monday, Dec. 8


NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2008) – The initial two action-packed encounters between Kendall Holt and Ricardo Torres were rife with controversy, questionable officiating, punches after the bell and head butts. They resolved little and spawned a nasty rivalry. SHOWTIME will present “Holt Torres – Unpredictable,” a 90-minute telecast that will replay in their entirety the two hotly contested fights and preview their impending third.

The first two fights ended in knockouts—Torres took the first inside 11, Holt won the second in round 1, the leading candidate for Round of the Year—but left many unanswered questions. The most obvious of which: Who is the better 140-pound world champion, Holt (24-2, 13 KOs), the current holder of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title, or Torres (32-2, 28 KOs), the former WBO champ?

To settle matters once and for all, Holt, of Paterson, N.J., will defend against Colombia’s Torres in a must-see rubber match in the main event of a special edition of ShoBox: The New Generation on Saturday, Dec. 13, live on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).

“Holt-Torres – Unpredictable” will premiere on SHOWTIME 2 on Monday, Dec. 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. It will re-air at the same time on SHO2 on Tuesday, Dec. 9 and Thursday, Dec. 11, before airing on Dec. 13 at 5:15 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. ShoBox announcers Nick Charles and Steve Farhood will host the program.

“Holt-Torres – Unpredictable” is a perfect precursor to what analysts are predicting will be a superb third meeting between the two proud fighters. Fans will not want to miss it.

For more information on SHOWTIME Sports, including exclusive behind-the-scenes video and photo galleries, complete telecast information and more, please go the new SHOWTIME Sports website at http://sports.sho.com.

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