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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Five keys for Kendall Holt

By Bernardo Pilatti

Former junior welterweight champ Kendall Holt (28-5, 16 KOs) will be making what might amount to his last stand as a premier fighter when he challenges 140-pound titlist Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KOs) at the D.C. Armory in Washington on Friday (ESPN2/WatchESPN, 9 p.m. ET). For Holt, who has lost three of his past six fights (but won two of his past three), it's a golden opportunity to snatch a new belt and potentially set up better purses in bouts against other titleholders in the division. But in order to make it happen, he'll need to focus on five keys: