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KENDALL HOLT: "THE EXPLOSIVENESS IS THERE AND I'M PUNCHING HARDER THAN EVER"

By Press Release | February 11, 2013
KENDALL HOLT:


Former WBO Light Welterweight Champion Kendall Holt (28-5, 16 KOs), is in deep preparation for his upcoming world title bout against current IBF champ, Lamont Peterson (35-1-1, 15 KOs).  The 12-round main event takes place at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. on February 22, 2013.  The show titled "REDEMPTION" will broadcast live on ESPN 2's Friday Night Fights starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m PT and is co-promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Headbangers Promotions.

Holt is no stranger to big fights and he's well prepared to give the fans their money's worth when he steps in the ring on February 22nd.  After an eleventh month layoff, Holt vows to come out victorious as he weighs in on his training camp. 

Kendall Holt on training with Jesse Reid...

"Right now I'm feeling real good about my progress with Jesse Reid during this training camp.  He pushes me real hard and that's what I need to be successful in this fight.  I'm on weight and I'm looking extremely great in sparring.  Jesse is a great trainer and I'm working harmoniously with him."

Kendall Holt on training in Los Angeles...

"I've come out to L.A. for this training camp for a couple of reasons.  One, I wanted to get away from the some of the distractions that sometimes get in the way when I train at home.  Second I wanted to spar with top level sparring partners and L.A. is loaded with great talent."

Kendall Holt on sparring...

"I've been sparring with some of the best in Shane Mosley and Lucky Boy Omotoso who are giving me great work.  Everyone out here in L.A. brings rough and rugged sparring that I'm going to need to get ready for Lamont.  Words can't describe how grueling it is training with these guys but that's what's going to get me to the top.

Kendall Holt on coming off an eleventh month layoff after shoulder surgery...

"My shoulder is 100% healthy and I feel fantastic.  The explosiveness is there and I'm punching harder than ever.  Now that I'm back punching at full strength, I feel more confident in my ability to back up my opponents.  I feel like a whole new man."

Tickets priced at $250, $150, $100, $75, $25 (not including applicable service charges), are on sale now at all Washington, D.C. Ticketmaster locations . To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com.

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