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Peterson vs. Holt Purse Bid is Won By Gary Shaw

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised the promoter Gary Shaw has secured the rights to the mandatory fight between IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and top-rated challenger Kendall Holt. Shaw, who promotes Holt, won the IBF's purse bid by dropping the minimum amount of $50,000.

Peterson (30-1, 15KOs) has been inactive since winning the IBF title from Amir Khan on December 10, 2011. Prior to a planned May rematch with Khan, Peterson tested positive for a banned form of testosterone and the fight was canceled.

Holt (28-5, 16KOs) lost a split decision to current WBC/WBA champion Danny Garcia last October, but returned in March to demolish Tim Coleman in two rounds. Holt was placed in position for Peterson after Zab Judah, the prior mandatory, elected to accept an offer to face Garcia on February 9th.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by iniduoh on 12-21-2012

[QUOTE=rocktx;12833904]I don't see this fight happening. Its the same situation as the purse bid with Judah. Both guys could make more money elsewhere. Peterson should just vacate the IBF belt or somethin. Forget this purse bid stuff[/QUOTE] I agree, that's…

Comment by rocktx on 12-19-2012

I don't see this fight happening. Its the same situation as the purse bid with Judah. Both guys could make more money elsewhere. Peterson should just vacate the IBF belt or somethin. Forget this purse bid stuff

Comment by nycsmooth on 12-19-2012

the split is 75/25 unless unusual contracturial language changes it...

Comment by Concussive on 12-18-2012

[QUOTE=g.goodman25;12831651]Peterson gets $ 35,000 Holt gets $15,000. With Holt win by k.o[/QUOTE] Absolutely not. Holt is a chinny counterpuncher and is mentally weak. He does have pop but he sits and waits too long for the perfect shot. I don't…

Comment by g.goodman25 on 12-18-2012

Peterson gets $ 35,000 Holt gets $15,000. With Holt win by k.o

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