Lamont Peterson

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Lamont Peterson
Statistics
Nickname(s) Havoc
Rated at Light Welterweight
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Reach 74 in (188 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1984-01-24) January 24, 1984 (age 30)
Washington, District of Columbia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 36
Wins 33
Wins by KO 17
Losses 2
Draws 1

Lamont Peterson (born January 24, 1984) is an American professional boxer. Lamont competes in the light welterweight division and is the current IBF Light Welterweight Champion.

Background[edit]

Lamont Peterson and his younger brother Anthony Peterson have been regularly featured on ESPN boxing telecasts and their story has been frequently discussed on the show. The Petersons were left without parents at an early age, with their father in prison[1] and their mother suffering personal issues. The brothers were reportedly homeless on the streets of Washington, DC for several years.[2] While homeless at age 10, they were noticed by Barry Hunter, a boxing coach. Over time, Hunter developed their boxing skills while mentoring them and both brothers morphed into amateur boxing stars.

Amateur career[edit]

He became 141 lbs US champion in 2003. He holds wins over Rock Allen in 2003, who beat him twice 2004 in the Olympic box-offs, Mike Alvarado and Andre Dirrell, as well as 2003 amateur world champion Willy Blain (in 2003).

Professional career[edit]

Light Welterweight[edit]

In 2009, Peterson defeated Blain by 7th round TKO to win the Interim WBO Light Welterweight title.

Peterson vs. Bradley[edit]

He fought WBO Light Welterweight champion and Ring No. 1 Light Welterweight Timothy Bradley in late 2009, but lost by unanimous decision.

Peterson vs. Ortiz[edit]

On the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana, Lamont faced Ring No. 9 Light Welterweight Victor Ortiz on December 11 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and fought to a controversial draw. Ortiz started the fight strong, but many felt Peterson took the middle and late rounds of the fight, doing enough to earn the decision.

Peterson vs. Khan[edit]

Peterson defeated Ring No. 2 ranked Light Welterweight Amir Khan for the WBA and IBF Light Welterweight titles in Washington, DC on December 10, 2011 by split decision. There was some controversy over the refereeing, due to two point deductions against Khan for pushing Peterson off him.[3] A rematch planned for May 19, 2012 was cancelled following Peterson's positive test for synthetic testosterone.[4] Peterson, who had requested that Khan agree to drug screening prior to the fight, issued a statement saying that he had done nothing wrong and that his team "will vigorously pursue the truth with regards to this matter and continue to fight to protect this young man's character, credibility and all he has accomplished. Once all the facts have been reviewed we have no doubt that he will be vindicated."[5] Peterson has said that he took synthetic testosterone as a valid treatment for a medical condition, though he did not notify the Nevada Athletic Commission.[5] It is now unclear whether Peterson will keep hold of the WBA and IBF Light Welterweight titles as Peterson failed to come to the appeal held by Nevada Athletic Commission.[5]

Peterson has been stripped of the WBA 140-pound title as a result of his failed pre-fight drug test. The vacant belt was on the line when Khan challenged WBC titleholder Danny Garcia on July 14 and lost via fourth round knockout.[6][7][8]

Return to the Ring[edit]

He defended his IBF Light Welterweight title on February 22, 2013 against Kendall Holt at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.[9] Peterson retained his title by TKO stoppage against Holt.

Peterson vs. Matthysse[edit]

Peterson fought Lucas Matthysse on May 18, 2013 in Atlantic City. Peterson lost by TKO in round 3; he was knocked down once in round 2 and two more times in round 3.

Peterson vs. Jean[edit]

Peterson faced Dierry Jean on January 25, 2014 in Washington, D.C., with Peterson's IBF Light Welterweight championship on the line.[10] Peterson won the fight by unanimous decision, handing Jean his first career loss.[11]

Professional record[edit]

33 Wins (17 knockouts, 16 decisions), 2 Losses (1 knockout, 1 decision), 1 Draw[12]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 33-2-1 Puerto Rico Edgar Santana TKO 10 (12), 2:48 2014-08-09 United States Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York Retained IBF Light Welterweight title.
Win 32-2-1 Canada Dierry Jean UD 12 2014-01-25 United States D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C Retained IBF Light Welterweight title.
Loss 31-2-1 Argentina Lucas Matthysse TKO 3 (12) 2013-05-18 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey Non-title Welterweight bout.
Fight at 141 pound catch weight.
Win 31-1-1 United States Kendall Holt TKO 8 (12) 2013-02-22 United States D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C Retained IBF Light Welterweight title.
Win 30-1-1 United Kingdom Amir Khan SD 12 2011-12-10 United States Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C Won WBA (Super) & IBF Light Welterweight titles.
Win 29-1-1 Dominican Republic Victor Cayo KO 12 (12), 2:46 2011-07-29 United States Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada IBF Light Welterweight Title Eliminator.
Draw 28-1-1 United States Victor Ortiz SD 10 2010-12-11 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 28–1 United States Damian Fuller TKO 7 (10), 1:10 2010-04-10 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 27–1 United States Timothy Bradley UD 12 2009-12-12 United States Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, California For WBO Light Welterweight title.
Win 27–0 France Willy Blain TKO 7 (12), 1:47 2009-04-25 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamon Won Interim WBO Light Welterweight title.
Win 26–0 United States Lanardo Tyner UD 10 2008-11-01 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Won interim NABF Light Welterweight title.
Win 25–0 Mexico Rogelio Castañeda, Jr. TKO 9 (10), 2:50 2008-07-05 United States Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 24–0 Brazil Antonio Mesquita UD 10 2008-01-04 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
Win 23–0 Ecuador Humberto Toledo KO 1 (8), 2:28 2007-11-17 Turks and Caicos Islands Casablanca Casino, Providenciales
Win 22–0 Puerto Rico Frankie Santos RTD 6 (12), 3:00 2007-09-07 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi Won WBO NABO Light Welterweight title.
Win 21–0 United States John Brown TKO 8 (12), 0:28 2007-05-25 United States DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia
Win 20–0 United States Juaquin Gallardo UD 8 2007-01-05 United States Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
Win 19–0 United States Marteze Logan UD 8 2006-11-18 United States Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi
Win 18–0 Mexico Omar Bernal TKO 6 (8), 1:19 2006-09-01 United States Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino, East Peoria, Illinois
Win 17–0 United States Mario Ramos UD 10 2006-04-28 United States 4 Bears Casino & Lodge, New Town, North Dakota
Win 16–0 United States Jose Leo Moreno UD 10 2006-02-17 United States FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee Won vacant WBC USNBC & vacant WBC United States Light Welterweight title.
Win 15–0 United States Johnny Walker TKO 3 (6) 2005-12-10 United States Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi
Win 14–0 United States Robert Frankel UD 8 2005-09-02 United States Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
Win 13–0 The Bahamas Meacher Major UD 6 2005-08-20 United States Isle of Capri Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
Win 12–0 Mexico Miguel Angel Torresillas UD 10 2005-07-19 United States Isle of Capri Hotel & Casino, Lula, Mississippi
Win 11–0 United States John Frazier TKO 1 (6) 2005-06-18 United States FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Win 10–0 United States Mikel Williams UD 6 2005-05-22 United States Silver Star Casino, Choctaw, Mississippi
Win 9–0 Mexico Orlando Jesus Soto UD 6 2005-04-30 United States Isle of Capri Hotel & Casino, Lula, Mississippi
Win 8–0 United States Larry Cunningham TKO 4 2005-04-23 United States Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi
Win 7–0 United States Oscar Perez TKO 1 (4) 2005-04-09 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas
Win 6–0 United States Sheldon Mosley TKO 2 (6) 2005-02-19 United States Isle of Capri Hotel & Casino, Lula, Mississippi
Win 5–0 United States Steve Verdin UD 4 2005-01-22 United States Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi
Win 4–0 United States Daniel Craycraft UD 4 2004-12-12 United States Convention Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Win 3–0 United States Michael Moss KO 1 (4), 2:20 2004-11-05 United States Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi
Win 2–0 United States Walter Gilliam UD 4 2004-10-23 United States Isle of Capri Hotel & Casino, Lula, Mississippi
Win 1–0 United States Nicholas Dean TKO 1 (4), 0:22 2004-09-25 United States FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee Professional debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Punching Petersons pushing for title run – boxing – ESPN. Sports.espn.go.com (2007-05-16). Retrieved on 2011-12-12.
  2. ^ The Peterson Brothers: An Argument for Boxing. Eastsideboxing.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-12.
  3. ^ Gavin, Jamie (2011-12-20). "Scott Christ". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  4. ^ Amir Khan-Lamont Peterson rematch off after failed drugs test BBC News. 10 May 2012
  5. ^ a b c Rafael, Dan. Lamont Peterson issues statement ESPN.com 10 May 2012
  6. ^ "WBA strips Peterson of its 140-pound title - Ring TV". Ringtv.craveonline.com. 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  7. ^ "Boxing News | Amir Khan reinstated as WBA super champion". Fightnews.com. 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ "Lamont Peterson to defend title against Kendall Holt in February - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  10. ^ "Canada's Jean looks to title fight with Peterson in January". TSN.ca. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lamont Peterson retains title with decision over Dierry Jean". CBC Sports. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  12. ^ Lamont Peterson – Boxer. Boxrec.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-30.

External links[edit]

Achievements
New title WBO Light Welterweight Interim Champion
April 25, 2009 – December 12, 2009
Lost bid for undisputed WBO title
Vacant
Title next held by
Juan Manuel Márquez
Preceded by
Amir Khan
WBA Light Welterweight Champion
Super Title

December 10, 2011 – July 11, 2012
Status Changed:Champion in Recess
Succeeded by
Amir Khan
Reinstated
IBF Light Welterweight Champion
December 10, 2011 – present
Incumbent