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Lamont Peterson's title defense set

Updated: January 4, 2013, 8:57 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson will return to the ring for the first time in 14 months to make his mandatory defense against former titleholder Kendall Holt on Feb. 22 in the main event of an ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" card, promoter Gary Shaw told ESPN.com.

The fight, agreed to on Friday, will take place at the Washington, D.C., Armory in Peterson's hometown. ESPN confirmed the fight will take place.

Shaw, Holt's promoter, won an IBF purse bid last month for the right ...

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