Holt vs. Hlatshwayo at Bally's AC Nov. 3 live on Shobox

New York, October 2—In a crossroads fight in the 140 pound division, Duva Boxing will pit two of the brightest young super lightweight talents in the world when Kendall Holt (20-1, 12 KO’s) squares off against unbeaten Isaac Hlatshwayo (20-0, 9 KO’s) for the vacant NABO Super Lightweight Championship on Friday night, November 3, at Bally’s Casino Ballroom in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Shobox: The New Generation, the popular Showtime series showcasing boxing’s young stars, will televise live at 11 PM/ET (delayed on the west coast).

Holt, the Paterson, NJ native, has reeled off five wins in a row, after his only career setback two years ago. Hlatshwayo has not yet tasted defeat during a six year pro career fighting mostly in his homeland of South Africa.

“Kendall has always been regarded as one of the top prospects in the division, but has had some injury setbacks recently,” said Duva. “Now, he is healthy and ready to become one of the top super lightweights in the world. First, however, he must beat Hlatshwayo, who has also made his mark recently as a rising young star with victories over world contenders Nate Campbell, and Phillip N’dou. This combination makes the bout an exciting and intriguing match up and very important to the future of the super lightweight division.

“The super lightweight division is stocked with talent like Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton, as well as Castillo, Corrales and Gatti. The winner will be in line for a big fight in one of the most lucrative and glamorous divisions in boxing.”

Gordon Hall, executive producer of ShoBox: The New Generation said, “This fight really is a great example of what Shobox is all about – two talented young fighters in their biggest fight to date. Shobox is about showcasing young talent, and seeing them develop. We had Kendall Holt in his toughest fight to date against David Diaz last year, saw him rise to the occasion with a victory, and again he faces a stern test in the undefeated Isaac Hlatshwayo. The winner should become a force in the super lightweight division.”

"We are very excited to bring boxing back to our beautiful ballroom at Bally's AC with Duva Boxing and expect a great event," said Ken Condon, president of Bally’s Atlantic City.

Tickets are priced at $75 and $50, and are available at the Bally’s box office, or by calling Duva Boxing 973-237-0999, Ticketmaster at 800-736-1420 or Bally's Park Place at 609-340-2000.

Article posted on 02.10.2006

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