Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 2/23/13
Fans in Washington D.C. on Friday night, February 23, were treated to an epic Junior Welterweight title fight between hometown hero Lamont Peterson and New Jersey native Kendall Holt. Peterson, coming off an extended layoff and a steroids controversy, started the night slowly, but once he warmed up, he poured on the pressure and dominated the fight, eventually scoring an 8th round TKO victory over the game but exhausted Holt. Peterson vs. Holt Photos Peterson vs. Holt Videos Both men began the fight throwing big bombs, looking to establish his own power. Holt was using his jab, and was getting off first. He was continually the man dictating the action. In the 2nd, he landed a series of double left hook combinations which found their mark, cemeting the fact that he was controlling the early stanzas. By the 3rd, Peterson began to get some solid inside work in, landing thudding body shots, and roughing Holt up in clinches. It was still Holt's round, and he was the crisper, ...
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