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Photos: Lamont Peterson Puts The Hurt on Kendall Holt

By Keith Idec

WASHINGTON — The prevailing feeling entering their IBF junior welterweight title fight Friday night was that Kendall Holt was more likely to knock out Lamont Peterson than vice versa.

The determined, relentless Peterson overpowered the heavy-handed Holt, however, and won their ESPN2 main event by eighth-round technical knockout to retain his 140-pound championship. Peterson, who dropped Holt in the fourth and sixth rounds, unloaded a barrage of power punches to a defenseless Holt’s head early in the eighth round and referee Tony Weeks stopped the fight with a disoriented, hurt Holt still on his feet.

Washington’s Peterson improved to 31-1-1 and recorded his 16th knockout, much to the delight of an overwhelmingly pro-Peterson crowd at the D.C. Armory. Holt, a Paterson, N.J., native and Woodland Park resident, fell to 28-6 and was denied in his bid to become a two-time world champion in his first title fight in nearly four years.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KING MEAT on 02-24-2013

[QUOTE=flint;13074408]the doctors explained his health condition and the commissions aproved. so i'm good. keep whoopping ass peterson.[/QUOTE] lol so it cycled off?

Comment by wazaa. on 02-24-2013

To hell with this cheating scum !! I hope Lamont's wife cheats on him so that he knows how it feels to be cheated.

Comment by fladz on 02-24-2013

[QUOTE=flint;13074408]the doctors explained his health condition and the commissions aproved. so i'm good. keep whoopping ass peterson.[/QUOTE] It must be lovely to have such an unfaltering, positive view of the World. God bless the IBF, they also seem to share…

Comment by PPAAKKMMAANN on 02-24-2013

This cheating POS should be banned for life.

Comment by Sam Donald on 02-23-2013

fk this dude.... cheat

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