Peterson-Holt tix on sale Monday

Since junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson's mandatory title defense against former titleholder Kendall Holt was finalized a couple of weeks ago, I have been inundated with questions about ticket availability from folks on Twitter and Facebook who want to attend the Feb. 22 fight at the D.C. Armory in Washington.

I'm looking forward to covering the fight, which will take place just a short car ride from my home in Northern Virginia and be televised on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights." For those who want to attend, tickets are slated to go on sale Monday at 1 p.m. ET, a late start for a fight that will happen in less than a month, but D.C. is a good fight town, so hopefully folks will turn out.

Tickets are priced at $250, $150, $100, $75, $25 (not including applicable service charges). They will be on sale at the D.C. Armory box office and all Washington, D.C., Ticketmaster locations. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or log on to www.ticketmaster.com.

Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KOs), who is from D.C., will be making his first title defense since winning a controversial split decision against Amir Khan in Washington in December 2011. He hasn't fought since because he tested positive for the banned substance synthetic testosterone in a random urine test just as the promotion for a May rematch with Khan was kicking off. Peterson wound up being stripped of one of his world titles, but he was allowed to keep the other.

Holt (28-5, 16 KOs) won a 140-pound title in 2008, made one defense and then lost a competitive decision to Timothy Bradley Jr. in a 2009 unification fight.