Roy Jones Jr labels Holt a resurgent fighter following Kendall’s swift, second round KO of Tim Coleman

19 Mar

Robert Delgado – Los Angeles

Kendall Holt inflicted a second successive stoppage defeat onto fellow super lightweight campaigner Tim Coleman on Friday, March 16 at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California and the destructive manner of the second round knockout was achieved due to a relaxed and composed approach, according to the victor. This, after Coleman had called Holt a “shot fighter” during the bout’s promotion.

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Holt and Coleman pose pre-fight. Credit: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing

Holt’s match-up with Coleman (19-3-1, 5ko) represented a crossroads bout for both boxers. Prior to fisticuffs, Holt would have hoped to bounce-back from a split decision defeat to unbeaten prospect Danny Garcia, while Coleman was teekayoed in his August, 2011 examination against Vernon Paris and also needed a win.

As early as the opening stanza it was apparent that there was a gulf in talent as Holt began his domination of Coleman, sending him to the deck with a body shot that Tim was able to rise from, however, there was no respite as the brutality continued into the second round where a fistic barrage saw a depleted Coleman crash to the canvas three times prior to the inevitable corner stoppage.

“The fight was good,” said Holt, 30, of Paterson, New Jersey, after his triumph. “I was more patient with my jab than usual. There were a couple of things he was doing in there that got me a little hesitant at first, but [cornerman] Roy [Jones Jr] told me to keep using my jab.

“The more I was relaxed the more I started to see things. I’m percent 100 percent satisfied with this victory,” he concluded having seen his record move to 28-5-0, 16ko.

Jones Jr added: :I thought Kendall looked very good. We have a couple of things we got to work on, but I think he’s on his way back.”

Also on the card were Abraham Lopez (17-0-0, 12ko) and Gabriel Tolmajyan (12-2-1, 3ko), with the former winning a decision on points. Monstrous puncher Alejandro Luna (9-0-0, 7ko) stopped Jose Mendoza (7-5-0, 3ko) in four rounds,
super bantamweight Roman Morales (10-0-0, 6ko) scored a decision over six threes against Rufino Serrano (12-4), Roy Tapia (3-0-1, 2ko) and Jose Garcia (1-6-1, 1ko) engaged in a split draw, Derrick Murray (2-0, 1ko) out-pointed Cesar Valenzuela (2-1-1) and Jesus Gutierrez (3-0-0, 1ko) decisioned Manuel del Cid (4-9-0, 1ko).

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One Response to “Roy Jones Jr labels Holt a resurgent fighter following Kendall’s swift, second round KO of Tim Coleman”


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