Instead of performing like a guy who hadn’t fought in 16 months, Lamont Peterson looked like a boxer ready to go 16 rounds with David Avanesyan.
David Avanesyan is currently in possession of a 147-pound world title, which he successfully defended in his last fight against none other than legendary former five-time champion Shane Mosley. Count Avanesyan’s next opponent as thoroughly unimpressed by that accomplishment.
For the better part of a year, hard-core fight fans have been asking some version of this question: What the heck happened to Lamont Peterson? Turns out, Peterson is alive, well and ready to take aim at one of the most stacked divisions in boxing.
Lamont Peterson has been patiently waiting for more than 15 months to jump back into a boxing ring. Well, his wait is almost over, and his patience is paying off.
In the second episode of PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy flashes back to last weekend’s PBC on NBCSN card, gets some quick hits from 160-pound world champion Daniel Jacobs before his title fight against Sergio Mora on Friday night, and catches up with former 140-pound titleholder Lamont Peterson.
The month after his April 11 clash with Danny Garcia in Brooklyn, New York, Lamont Peterson pulled out his cellphone following a workout at the Washington, D.C., gym where he trains and read us a list that he had written prior to the fight.
Lamont Peterson has been through two tough fights at catchweights between 140 and 147 pounds this year, and been on both sides of majority decisions. He lost a close one to Danny Garcia in April, but righted himself Saturday at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia, with a win over a game Felix Diaz.
A tight split decision, where four total rounds across three cards proved the margin of victory, is the kind of haunting loss that could leave you sitting alone in the dark at 4 a.m. watching fight replay after fight replay.