Anthony Peterson

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Anthony Peterson
Real name Anthony Peterson
Nickname(s) Aye Pee
Weight(s) Lightweight
Light welterweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Reach 74 in (189 cm)
Born (1985-03-16) March 16, 1985 (age 33)
Washington, District of Columbia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 38
Wins by KO 24
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0

Anthony Peterson (born March 16, 1985) is a professional boxer. He is the younger brother of Lamont Peterson.

Amateur career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Peterson turned pro in 2004 and has won 32 of his 33 professional fights, including 21 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.[1]

On September 11, 2010 Peterson faced the undefeated Mexican American prospect Brandon Rios in a WBA title eliminator fight.[2] Peterson lost the bout by disqualification in the 7th round due to repeated illegal low blows.[3] Rios was leading on all three scorecards before the stoppage.[4]

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.[5]

On May 18, 2013, Peterson defeated Dominic Salcido on the Lucas Matthysse vs Lamont Peterson undercard at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City by winning by TKO on the 2nd round.[6]

Professional record[edit]

32 wins (21 knockouts), 1 loss, 0 draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., time Date Location Notes
Win 32-1 United States Dominic Salcido TKO 2 May 18, 2013 New Jersey Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City
Win 31-1 Nigeria Daniel Attah UD 8 December 10, 2011 Washington, D.C. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Loss 30-1 United States Brandon Rios DQ 7 (12), (3:00) September 11, 2010 Nevada Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada WBA Lightweight title eliminator


  1. ^ "Peterson, Martirosyan win!". June 26, 2008. Archived from the original on June 30, 2008. Retrieved June 27, 2008. 
  2. ^ Reeno, Rick (June 15, 2010) Peterson vs Rios as Co-Feature To Gamboa-Salido on HBO - Boxing News. Retrieved on June 12, 2013.
  3. ^ Burton, Ryan (June 15, 2010) Brandon Rios Wants a Humberto Soto Showdown Next - Boxing News. Retrieved on June 12, 2013.
  4. ^ Donovan, Jake (September 12, 2010) Yuriorkis Gamboa Unifies, Continues The Hunt For Juanma - Boxing News. Retrieved on June 12, 2013.
  5. ^ Velin, Bob (December 10, 2011). "Younger Peterson wins decision over Attah". USA Today. 
  6. ^ Greisman, David P. (May 20, 2013) Anthony Peterson Returns: I Want Ricky Burns So Bad - Boxing News. Retrieved on December 25, 2013.

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