Lamont Peterson rises from homeless youth to boxing star in incredible journey

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Before he was even a teenager, Lamont Peterson and his younger brother Anthony were fending for themselves on the streets of their native Washington D.C., forced to dig through garbage cans for food and sleep at bus stations, upon occasion. See what Peterson has to say about his tough upbringing and how it prepared him for a career in boxing.

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