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Bad Left Hook Fight Night: Ricardo Torres v. Kendall Holt II

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

By now you've no doubt become familiar with the controversy surrounding Torres-Holt I, held last year in Colombia. The ring was pelted with bottles, cans and liquids, with the American challenger saying he was hit with a can during the fracas.

The refereeing was also quite bad, the environment was positively unsafe for a pro boxing affair (the event was anything but professional, honestly), and this rematch is deserved.

Torres says there was no controversy. Of course he does.

But even better than all of that is the fact that this is a good matchup, a puncher (Torres) against a boxer (Holt). Holt has a habit of running when he's not on his game, but when he's going good, he can really fight. Torres is a tough son of a gun with big power that went toe-to-toe with Miguel Cotto a few years ago in one of Cotto's best fights.

The undercard bout will see Lamont Peterson, brother of the recently-seen Anthony "Fwah!" Peterson, going up against veteran Rogelio Castaneda, Jr. Not much of a step up at all for Peterson. In fact, it is generously a step sideways. Neither has much power, so don't expect a knockout.

The show starts at 11pm from Planet Hollywood in Vegas, live on Showtime.


WBO Junior Welterweight Titleholder
Ring Magazine No. 6 Contender

32-1 Record 23-2
28 KO 12
Magangué, Bolívar, Colombia Hometown Paterson, NJ
28/td> Age 27
5'8" Height 5'9"
Kendall Holt (TKO-11)
Arturo Morua (UD-12)
Mike Arnaouits (SD-12)
Notable Wins Mike Arnaoutis (UD-12)
Isaac Hlatswayo (UD-12)
David Diaz (TKO-8)
Miguel Cotto (KO-7) Notable Losses Ricardo Torres (TKO-11)
Thomas Davis (TKO-1)

24-0 Record 24-13-3
11 KO 8
Memphis, TN Hometown Tijuana, Mexico
24 Age 31
5'9" Height 5'8"
Antonio Mesquita (UD-10)
Humberto Toledo (KO-1)
Frankie Santos (RTD-6)
Notable Wins Craig Weber (RTD-4)
Ernesto Zepeda (TKO-3)
Miguel Figueroa (MD-10)
Notable Losses Francisco Bojado (TKO-10)
Demetrius Hopkins (UD-12)
Jose Armando Santa Cruz (UD-8)

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