Washington D.C. (February 23, 2013)– Out from Washington, D.C; Junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson, came into the ring after a year lay off, due to a positive drug test prior to his rematch with Amir Khan….So much for ring rust, Peterson proved he still has it.
“I felt one of his shots, that hit me right on the button, right there I knew he did not have any power, said Peterson
Kendal Holt (28-6, 16 KOs), 31, of Paterson, N.J, had to lose eight pounds in less then two days, to make the 140 pd weight in on Thursday. Holt came into the ring sharp and strong taking control of the first three rounds of the fight. He caught Lamont off balance with his jab and surprisingly fast right hands.
Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KOs) looked very dry and showed ring rust in the first three rounds, but all that change with a left hook to the body in the 4th round. Peterson managed to find his rhythm and had Holt tasting the canvas with a lighting fast right hand.
Holt managed to pull himself together and survived the 4th through the 6th rounds. Unfortunately, Peterson had already destroyed Holt mentally and maintained himself in front of Holt to kill his confidence.
In the eighth round Peterson landed a strong left hook, hat sent Holt against the Ropes and then unleashed a furry of punches. Referee Tony Weeks saw enough, and raised his hand to stop the fight.
“I would love to fight Danny Garcia,” Peterson said. “I still think that I am the champ, the WBA champ, and I want to get the fight to make that happen.”
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