WBO Title

Kendall Holt vs Demetrius Hopkins: Hopkins Replaced Torres Short Notice

Nathan AguilarCorrespondent IDecember 9, 2008

Demetrius Hopkins was kissed by lady luck yesterday Dec 8th when challenger Ricardo

Torres pulled out of the highly anticipated unpredictable rubber match against WBO junior welterweight champ Kendall Holt.   Torres' promoter reported that he became ill during training camp this weekend, and they couldn’t foresee their fighter challenging for the title in his condition.


Hopkins has a record of 24 wins (11KO) zero lost one decision. Originally scheduled on the stacked under card Hopkins states, he’s in the best shape ever, “I train hard for every fight I was ready to show I'm contender, Know I get to show them they made the right pick.  I will be the WBO champ after Dec 13,” stated Hopkins.


With an undefeated record Hopkins, nephew to Bernard Hopkins feels he is the upset pick, and many agree.  It’s always a dangerous situation when you decide to take a fight against a last minute opponent. With out any prior knowledge of a fighter you just can’t really be fully prepared.


The fight should be entrusting Holt has showing his strong chin and capability to refocus his self in a tough situation in the last meeting with Torres.  He showed his power punching with the KO win.


Hopkins showed he could hang with the likes of the experienced Steve Forbes for a 12 round decision, and he showed his accuratepunching in power with the KO over Michael Warrick, which many felt it could have been KO of the year.  


The fight may not be Holt v. Torres III the rubber match, but like I said it could be entrusting or even exciting.

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