|Real name||Anthony Peterson|
|Rated at||Light Welterweight
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Reach||74 in (189 cm)|
March 16, 1985 |
Washington, District of Columbia
|Wins by KO||21|
Peterson had an outstanding amateur career, and was the 2003 National Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion. In 2004 he lost twice to Mexican American Vicente Escobedo at 132 lbs which cost him his place in Athens. He and brother Lamont also won the Junior Olympic National Tournament in the amateurs.
Peterson turned pro in 2004 and has won 30 of his 31 professional fights, including 20 by way of KO.
On June 26, 2008, Peterson defeated Fernando Trejo by unanimous decision. Peterson was in command for the entire fight as he logged scores of 120-108, 120-108, and 119-109 from the judges in winning the NABF interim lightweight title. On September 11, 2010 Peterson faced the undefeated Mexican American prospect Brandon Rios in a WBA title eliminator fight. Peterson lost the bout by disqualification in the 7th round due to repeated illegal low blows. Brandon Rios was leading on all three scorecards before the stoppage. On December 10, 2011, Peterson defeated the Nigerian journeyman Daniel Attah on the Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson undercard at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C winning by unanimous decision.
|32 Wins (21 knockouts), 1 Losses, 0 Draw|
|Win||31-1||Daniel Attah||UD||8||December 10, 2011||Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C|
|Loss||30-1||Brandon Rios||DQ||7 (12), (3:00)||September 11, 2010||Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada||WBA Lightweight title eliminator|
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- Burton, Ryan (June 15, 2010) Brandon Rios Wants a Humberto Soto Showdown Next - Boxing News. Boxingscene.com. Retrieved on June 12, 2013.
- Donovan, Jake (September 12, 2010) Yuriorkis Gamboa Unifies, Continues The Hunt For Juanma - Boxing News. Boxingscene.com. Retrieved on June 12, 2013.
- Velin, Bob (December 10, 2011). "Younger Peterson wins decision over Attah". USA Today.