Round of the Year Ends In KO of the Year

When Kendall Holt first fought Ricardo Torres for the WBO Light Welterweight title back in September he had to do so in his opponent's home country of Colombia. To call the atmosphere "hostile" would be quite an understatement. When Holt knocked the champion down in the sixth round he was rewarded with a beer to the head from a spectator.

From there things only got worse. Torres, best known for the only loss of his career, got back in the fight, even managing to put Holt on the canvas in the 11th. Shortly thereafter the hometown referee halted the action with a highly dubious stoppage in favor of Torres. On Saturday the two met in a rematch that exceeded even the highest expectations.

The two got back in the ring with Holt looking to avenge his loss and Torres attempting to silence any doubters by fighting in the less friendly confines of Las Vegas. What followed was one of the most incredible rounds of boxing you will ever see.

UPDATE: Top Rank pulled the crappy Setanta video from YouTube, so here's a much better version of the Showtime broadcast replete with replays and head butt analysis goodness.

Via SaddoBoxing.com