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Ricardo Torres to Play Underdog in Rematch Against Kendall Holt

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (June 30, 2008) -- What are the odds that defending WBO junior welterweight champion RICARDO TORRES successfully defends his title twice against top-rated contender KENDALL HOLT? According to David Snook, Supervisor of Race & Sports at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, not very good.. Torres (32-1, 28 KOs), from Colombia, successfully defended his title in their first meeting, which was staged in his hometown of Barranquilla. It was a bout full of controversy and mayhem. Holt (23-2, 12 KOs), from Paterson, NJ, the No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger, was ahead on the scorecards when he suffered a knockdown early in round 11. Referee Genaro Rodriguez stopped the bout with 26 seconds remaining while Holt was trying desperatley to regain his footing on a ringmat slippery from fans throwing full beer cans, bottles of water and soda and cups of ice in the ring.

TORRES vs. HOLT II PROPS

HOLT -300
TORRES +250

Round Prop

Over 9.5 Rounds -160
Under 9.5 Rounds +130

Fight Outcome

HOLT BY KO 9/5
HOLT BY DEC 6/5
TORRES BY KO 4/1
TORRES BY DEC 6/1
FIGHT IS A DRAW 15/1


Promoted by Top Rank, Torres vs. Holt II will take place This Saturday! July 5 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, and will be broadcast live on a special edition of SHOWTIME's SHOBox: The New Generation, beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Article posted on 01.07.2008



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