Friday, January 4, 2013
Lamont Peterson vs Kendall Holt set for Feb. 22 on ESPN Friday Night Fights
The much anticipated bout for the Washington, DC area is now set. Peterson vs Holt will take place February 22, 2013 live on ESPN Friday Night Fights at the DC Armory.
Peterson 30-1-1 (15 KO's) has been inactive in 2012, but he still has been training very hard. His last fight was Dec. 10,2011 against Amir Khan. That was the bout where Peterson won the IBF lightwelter weight title, and the title he and Holt will be fighting for in February. Peterson will be 29 later this month and was originally supposed to fight Zab Judah 42-7 (29 KO's). Judah was the mandatory challenger for Peterson but he opted to take the fight with WBA and WBC champion Danny Garcia 25-0 (16 KO's) on February 9, 2013 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Holt on the other hand has had a fight in 2012. On March 16, 2012 he knocked out Tim Coleman 19-2-1 at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California. Holt is also a fighter that is signed with Gary Shaw Promotions. The Peterson vs Holt bout was put up for bid, which Shaw won the purse bid for $50,000.