Five-time two-division titlewinner Zab Judah has signed a co-promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions, it was announced on Monday. Judah spoke with RingTV.com about the new partnership and his willingness to return to the 147-pound division.
Although Brandon Rios became the first man to stop Mike Alvarado in October’s bloody Fight-of-The-Year-caliber clash of unbeaten junior welterweights, ex-beltholder Kendall Holt believes that Alvarado can exact revenge on Saturday night.
Golden Boy Promotions has big plans for Adrien Broner’s next fight, which could be a 135-pound unificiation bout with Ricky Burns or a jump to welterweight to face Paulie Malignaggi, but the unbeaten WBC lightweight beltholder won’t discuss his potential opponents.
Kendall Holt on Friday’s bout with Lamont Peterson: “This fight, I’m going to set things up and make things happen. I have had some good sprints, some good boxing and I am ready to go a good, hard 12 rounds.”
Boxing expert Rich Marotta says Lamont Peterson’s defense against Kendall Holt “should rank pretty high on the entertainment scale.”
IBF beltholder Lamont Peterson on Kendall Holt: “At the end of the day…I don’t think that he will be able to bite down like I’m going to be able to.”
“God has given me my skills back,” says Zab Judah, who believes himself ready to challenge the winner of Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan, or Danny Garcia, who recently beat Erik Morales for the WBC junior welterweight title.
Kendall Holt looks to rejuvenate his career against Tim Coleman on ESPN2 this Friday night, but the former titleholder is also putting in work outside the ring for life after boxing.