Redemption: Lamont Peterson vs. Kendall Holt Preview and Predictions by Chip Mitchell, Robert Uzzell, and Crystal Hamlin


Friday Night Fights returns to Washington, DC as World No. 6 ranked (No. 3 IBF) Kendall “Rated R” Holt, (28-5, 16 KOs) tries to dethrone IBF Light Welterweight champ Lamont “Havoc” Peterson (30-1, 15 KOs) in the main event.  The card is billed as “Redemption:  Lamont Peterson vs. Kendall Holt”.

Lamont Peterson hasn’t fought in the past 14 months, but is coming off a huge, albeit controversial win against Amir Khan.  He will enter the bout with Holt winning 3 of his last 4, with a draw against Victor Ortiz mixed in.

Kendall Holt is coming off of a 12 month layoff.  Holt has also won 3 of his last 4, with a split decision loss to World No. 2 ranked (WBA/WBC champion) Danny Garcia. Continue reading


Redemption: Peterson vs. Holt Or… We Shall Overcome… by Chip Mitchell


On Friday February 22, 2013, Lamont “Havoc” Peterson defends his IBF Light Welterweight title against Kendall “Rated R” Holt.  The fight will be the main event on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.  Co-promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Headbanger Promotions, this showcase represents redemption in a way for both fighters, as they each have had taut moments over the past few years.  Boxing wouldn’t be the sport that it is today without some form of turbulence.  Continue reading