Fresh off his eighth-round stoppage of highly regarded David Diaz, hard-punching junior welterweight Kendall “Rated R” Holt, 18-1 (12 KOs), will return to action on May 27 for a twelve-round, ESPN2 televised showdown at Club Cinema in Pompano Beach, Florida. The 23-year-old Paterson, New Jersey native, who is rated #12 in the Boxingtalk ratings, will face Colombian veteran Jaime Rangel, 29-7-1 (25 KOs). “We’ve known Kendall was a special talent since his amateur days,” said Holt’s promoter, Dino Duva. “The Diaz fight was no surprise to us, with the kind of handspeed he has, Kendall Holt is going to do a lot of damage in this division. We’re not looking to baby Kendall,” continued Duva. “We have a plan to put Kendall in a world title fight in the very near future. We’ve had him out in Australia sparring with Kostya Tszyu and we’re purposely putting him in the kinds of fights that will give him the last bits of experience he will need to fulfill his enormous promise.” The undercard of the Elite Promotions event will feature Ben Tackie (Boxingtalk's #22 junior welter) vs. Puerto Rico’s Edwin Algarin.