Five keys for Lamont Peterson

Lamont Peterson Fights On (4:31)

"Friday Night Fights" profiles Lamont Peterson and his long road to the top. (4:31)

Junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KOs) will return after 14 months of inactivity to defend his title against former junior welterweight titlist Kendall Holt (28-5, 16 KOs) at the D.C. Armory in Washington on Friday (ESPN2/WatchESPN, 9 p.m. ET).

After his controversial victory over Amir Khan and suspension for testing positive for banned substances, Peterson is seeking to mend his reputation and prove that his accomplishments aren't all based on the results of chemical enhancement. Facing a dangerous opponent in Holt, he will need to be mindful of the following five keys:

Be patient, hit the soft spots

Stalk and show your power

Concentration and rhythm

Hurt him upstairs

Light a fire