Kendall Holt Fights Tim Coleman on FNF

March 13, 2012 – This Friday on ESPN “Friday Night Fights,” welterweights Kendall Holt (27-5, 15 KOs) of Paterson, New Jersey and Baltimore, Maryland’s Tim Coleman (19-2-1, 5 KOs), collide in the 10-round main event at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, Calif.  Both fighters are looking to get back in the win column and promise to leave everything in the ring.

Offered Holt, “I always shine on ESPN and this Friday will be no different.  Tim Coleman is a good fighter but he’s not on my level.  I’ve had a tremendous training camp and the addition of Roy Jones Jr. to my corner is only going to make my game better.  I’m coming out to California to make a statement, get the knockout, and make another run for a world title.”

Coleman has other plans. “I come to fight every time I step in the ring,” he said. “Holt says I’m not on his level, but he’ll be in for a big surprise when he gets in the ring with me.  I know what it takes to win.  I’m going to show everyone watching on ESPN why I belong with the best.  Tune in this Friday because it’s not going to be a boring fight. I can guarantee that!”

Said Promoter Gary Shaw, “I’m anticipating an explosive fight between these two warriors.  There is a lot on the line for each fighter, and I know they’re going to put on a great show.  This whole card is stacked with great young talent.”

Undefeated featherweight prospects Abraham Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs), of La Puente, Calif., and Gabriel Tolmajyan (12-1-1, 3 KOs) of Glendale, Calif., clash in the eight-round co-feature.

Undercard Bouts:

(8-round Super Bantamweight Bout)

Roman Morales (9-0, 6 KOs), San Ardo, Calif., vs. Rufino Serrano (12-3, 0 KOs), Santa Maria, Calif.

(8-round Jr. Middleweight Bout)

Julian Williams (8-0-1, 4 KOs), Philadelphia, vs. Dumont Welliver (18-25, 6 KOs), Spokane, Wash..

(6-round Lightweight Bout)

Alejandro Luna (8-0, 6 KOs), of Whittier, Calif., vs.  Mexico’s Jose Mendoza (7-4, 3 KOs).

(4-round Bantamweight Bout)

Roy Tapia (3-0, 2 KOs), Los Angeles, vs. Jose Garcia (1-5, 1 KO), Bakersfield, Calif.

(4-round Featherweight Bout)

Derrick Murray (1-0-0, 1 KO), St. Louis, vs. Cesar Valenzuela (2-0-1), Tucson, Ariz.

This event is promoted by Gary Shaw Productions in conjunction with Thompson Boxing and the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa.  Tickets priced $35 & $55 are on sale now and can be purchased at the Morongo Casino Box office or by calling the Box office hotline at (951) 755-5391.  Tickets are also available by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745- 3000 or online at

The Morongo Casino Resort and Spa is located at 49500 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA, 92230.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m , first fight starts at 5:30 p.m.  ESPN “Friday Night Fights” telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

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-ali :

Im actually looking forward to this fight also I want to see how my boi Roy Jones does in Holt corner should be entertaining.

-deepwater :

should be good. i favor holt .coleman has something to prove after paris dismissed him

-brownsugar :

a cross roads fight for fighters who failed their last cross roads encounter,... now they fight to get back to point where they can get another cross roads status fight.... that's a level of ambition that will insure this fight will be as brutal as it gets... can't call it. but if Kendal can get his hook back... and is not too tentative,.. he may make an example of the other guy.