Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lamont Peterson Remains The Top Guy in the IBF

The 14 month layoff only showed in the first 3 rounds of the fight against Kendall Holt. Holt came out early working the jab and out pointing Peterson in rounds 1-3. Peterson became more aggressive by moving forward and throwing hard body shots that Holt showed with grimacing looks. The game plan that Holt said he had for the fight didn't seem to last very long. Peterson stepped up the pace even more by landing right and left hands to the head of Holt. Peterson put Holt down twice in the fight. 

Referee Tony Weeks started to take a good look at Holt after the second knockdown. This was the first bout Weeks ever refereed on the east coast, but not the first title fight. He is a veteran referee of title fights.
In round 8 Peterson saw that Holt was breaking down and took advantage of Holt backing up into the ropes. Peterson kept him on the ropes and started to land solid head shots between and behind the gloves of Holt. Referee Tony Weeks knew that Holt had enough and jumped in to save Holt from more punishment.

Photos by Juan Marshall

Friday, February 22, 2013

REDEMPTION Tonight on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights

The biggest bout for ESPN2 Friday Night Fights in years will be IBF Junior Welterweight Champion and DC's own Lamont Peterson vs hard punching Kendall Holt. The fight will take place at the DC Armory located in NE Washington, DC. This will be a 12 round Junior Welterweight World Title Fight for Peterson's IBF World Championship Belt. Peterson, who has been out of the ring for 14 months says he is ready and will fight to retain his title. Holt on the other hand say the fight will be a life changing fight for him. If he wins this title it will open the door for bigger pay days. Live broadcast will start at 9:00pm ET on ESPN2.
Tickets are still available at Priced at $250, $100, $75, $50, and $25
"REDEMPTION" fight card is co promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Headbangers Promotions.