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Holt Vows To Power Past Peterson: Eyes Khan, Marquez

By Ryan Burton

Former junior welterweight champion Kendall "Rated R" Holt joined us on the latest edition of The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene's official audio show.  Holt is scheduled to face IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson on February 22nd in an ESPN Friday Night Fights' televised bout.  Holt told us that he is having a great training camp in California.
 
"Training is going great.  I have a new team.  My new manager is Marcus Coats.  I am working with the legendary Jesse Reid out here in California.  I have the legendary Shane Mosley helping me out for this fight.  He is my main sparring partner.  I also have the 24-0 Lucky Boy Omotoso who is with Top Rank as well.  Marcus and Jesse have set up great sparring for me,"Holt stated.
 
The 31-year-old Holt said that he is grateful to get another shot at a title.  He feels that Peterson's team may be overlooking him and that his power will be on full display come fight night.  "Any time you have a change to fight the champion of the world it is a great thing.  I think they forgot that I am one of the hardest hitter in the division, one of the hardest hitters in the game.
 
"My power and my boxing skills will be on display.  Come February 22nd they will definitely see Kendall Holt's punching power.  I know that he is going to come in shape.  The DC guys always come in shape.  I am in shape too  It is going to be a great fight.  Probably the Fight of the Year," Holt predicted.
 
Holt said that he is focused on the Peterson fight but admits that there are a lot of big fights that can be made in his weight class.  If he is victorious against Peterson a lot of doors will open up for the Patterson, New Jersey native.
 
"I really like Marquez.  I like Khan. Those are two fights I am interested in. There are a lot of good fighters in the division.  I am definitely not looking past Lamont Peterson.  We are taking it one step at a time.  After this we will look at making our next move," he revealed.
 
You can listen to the show in its entirety by clicking here: http://tobtr.com/s/4203385
 
Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sirdarka on 01-31-2013

Probably the most underrated & avoided Fighter in the division he's got enough fire power to deal with any1 in this division. For all the purist's out there this guys a genuine beast from the east....check him out.

Comment by redmyth79 on 01-31-2013

Petterson sowed very well against Khan, don't know if he can redo that performance but think he has enough to beat holt. JMO. Holt has a punchers cance at best.

Comment by King_ on 01-31-2013

Why not ask for Khabib also? He's got a title now- and Holt can't pull out because of "visa issues," The fight can/would take place the in the states. I'm sure Holt doesn't want it, but I really wanted to…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 01-31-2013

It's now or never for Holt. I think he will beat Peterson.

Comment by Juof on 01-31-2013

Holts got a nice jab and packs a mean punch i like watching him fight win or lose

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