Garcia vs. Peterson to decide the over 140-pound king

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In one of boxing’s most anticipated matchups, Danny “Swift” Garcia and Lamont “Havoc” Peterson will determine who is the world’s best fighter at 140 pounds on April 11 as part of the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC series.

The bout will air at 9 p.m. ET, headlining the second of 20 live PBC broadcasts on NBC and NBC Sports Network in 2015.

The unbeaten Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) was first crowned world champion in March 2012, defeating Mexican legend Erik Morales in a 12-round battle.

He has defended his title five times since then: in a rematch with Morales later that year, and in hard-fought wins over Amir Khan, Zab Judah, Lucas Matthysse and Mauricio Herrera.

In his last fight, in August, the 26-year-old Philadelphia native knocked out Rod Salka in the second round in Brooklyn, New York.

Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) has held a share of the world title since defeating Khan in a heated 12-round clash in December 2011.

The 30-year-old Washington, D.C., native has defended his belt three times, the last coming in a 10th-round stoppage of Edgar Santana in August on the same card as Garcia’s victory over Salka.

Peterson has also turned back challengers Kendall Holt and Dierry Jean in title defenses.

Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson

140-pound champs Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson will battle in the ring on April 11.

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