Just call me the Minute (and a second) Man

Until the July 5 Kendall Holt-Ricardo Torres fight at the Planet Hollywood Theatre for the Performing Arts, it had been more than 10 years since I’d covered any boxing event. That fight ended in less time than it takes to boil an egg, 1 minute, 1 second, with Holt gathering himself after two knockdowns to knock Torres into la-la land with an overhand right.

Last night I was on hand for the Anderson Silva-James Irvin UFC light-heavyweight bout at the Pearl Theater at the Palms, and that fight also ended in a quick knockout, with Silva pummeling Irvin into submission in the first round. That fight lasted 1 minute, 1 second.

I think most statisticians refer to such episodes as “trends.” Somehow that time span reminds me of my junior prom, but I digress …

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