Lamont Peterson

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Lamont Peterson
Statistics
Nickname(s) Havoc
Rated at Light welterweight
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1984-01-24) January 24, 1984 (age 32)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 38
Wins 34
Wins by KO 17
Losses 3
Draws 1

Lamont Peterson (born January 24, 1984) is an American professional boxer. He held the WBA (Super) light welterweight title from 2011 to 2012, and the IBF light welterweight title from 2011 to 2015. Additionally, he held the WBO interim light welterweight title in 2009.

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, Peterson 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 by knocking Peterson down twice in the third round, but many felt Peterson took the middle and late rounds of the fight, doing enough to earn the decision.[3]

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.[4] A rematch planned for May 19, 2012 was cancelled following Peterson's positive test for synthetic testosterone.[5]

Peterson was stripped of the WBA 140-pound title as a result of his failed pre-fight drug test. Amir Khan reinstated as WBA champion. [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]

Peterson vs. Garcia[edit]

Peterson faced Danny García on April 11, 2015, in his debut bout in the Premier Boxing Champions series on NBC. The fight took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.[12] Peterson lost by 12 round majority decision. One judge had it a draw at 114-114 while two judges both had it 113-115 for Garcia. The fight was held at a catchweight of 143lb.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
38 fights 34 wins 3 losses
By knockout 17 1
By decision 17 2
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
38 Win 34–3–1 Dominican Republic Félix Díaz MD 12 Oct 17, 2015 United States EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.
37 Loss 33–3–1 United States Danny García MD 12 Apr 11, 2015 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.
36 Win 33–2–1 Puerto Rico Edgar Santana TKO 10 (12), 2:48 Aug 9, 2014 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained IBF light welterweight title
35 Win 32–2–1 Canada Dierry Jean UD 12 Jan 25, 2014 United States D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., U.S. Retained IBF light welterweight title
34 Loss 31–2–1 Argentina Lucas Matthysse TKO 3 (12), 2:14 May 18, 2013 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
33 Win 31–1–1 United States Kendall Holt TKO 8 (12), 1:42 Feb 22, 2013 United States D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., U.S. Retained IBF light welterweight title
32 Win 30–1–1 United Kingdom Amir Khan SD 12 Dec 10, 2011 United States Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C Won WBA (Super) and IBF light welterweight titles
31 Win 29–1–1 Dominican Republic Victor Cayo KO 12 (12), 2:46 Jul 29, 2011 United States Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
30 Draw 28–1–1 United States Victor Ortiz MD 10 Dec 11, 2010 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
29 Win 28–1 United States Damian Fuller TKO 7 (10), 1:10 Apr 10, 2010 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
28 Loss 27–1 United States Timothy Bradley UD 12 Dec 12, 2009 United States Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, California, U.S. For WBO light welterweight title
27 Win 27–0 France Willy Blain TKO 7 (12), 1:47 Apr 25, 2009 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico Won vacant WBO interim light welterweight title
26 Win 26–0 United States Lanardo Tyner UD 10 Nov 1, 2008 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant NABF interim light welterweight title
25 Win 25–0 Mexico Rogelio Castañeda Jr. TKO 9 (10), 2:50 Jul 5, 2008 United States Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
24 Win 24–0 Brazil Antonio Mesquita UD 10 Jan 4, 2008 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
23 Win 23–0 Ecuador Humberto Toledo KO 1 (8), 2:28 Nov 17, 2007 Turks and Caicos Islands Casablanca Casino, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
22 Win 22–0 Puerto Rico Frankie Santos RTD 6 (12), 3:00 Sep 7, 2007 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S. Won vacant WBONABO light welterweight title
21 Win 21–0 United States John Brown TKO 8 (10), 0:28 May 25, 2007 United States D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., U.S.
20 Win 20–0 United States Juaquin Gallardo UD 8 Jan 5, 2007 United States Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
19 Win 19–0 United States Marteze Logan UD 8 Nov 18, 2006 United States Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.
18 Win 18–0 Mexico Omar Bernal TKO 6 (8), 1:19 Sep 1, 2006 United States Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino, East Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 United States Mario Ramos UD 10 Apr 28, 2006 United States 4 Bears Casino & Lodge, New Town, North Dakota, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 United States Jose Leo Moreno UD 10 Feb 17, 2006 United States FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Won vacant WBCUSBNC light welterweight title
15 Win 15–0 United States Johnny Walker TKO 3 (6) Dec 10, 2005 United States Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 United States Robert Frankel UD 8 Sep 2, 2005 United States Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 The Bahamas Meacher Major UD 6 Aug 20, 2005 United States Isle of Capri Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 Mexico Miguel Angel Torresillas UD 10 Jul 19, 2005 United States Isle of Capri Casino, Lula, Mississippi, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 United States John Frazier TKO 1 (6) Jun 18, 2005 United States FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 United States Mikel Williams UD 6 May 22, 2005 United States Silver Star Hotel & Casino, Choctaw, Mississippi, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 Mexico Orlando Jesus Soto UD 6 Apr 30, 2005 United States Isle of Capri Casino, Lula, Mississippi, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 United States Larry Cunningham TKO 4 Apr 23, 2005 United States Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Oscar Perez TKO 1 (4), 2:23 Apr 9, 2005 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Sheldon Mosley TKO 2 (6) Feb 19, 2005 United States Isle of Capri Casino, Lula, Mississippi, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Steve Verdin UD 4 Jan 22, 2005 United States Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 United States Daniel Craycraft UD 4 Dec 12, 2004 United States Convention Center, Washington, D.C., U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Michael Moss KO 1 (4), 2:20 Nov 5, 2004 United States Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Walter Gilliam UD 4 Oct 23, 2004 United States Isle of Capri Casino, Lula, Mississippi, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Nicholas Dean TKO 1 (4), 0:22 Sep 25, 2004 United States FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Professional debut

Titles in boxing[edit]

Amateur titles
Previous:
Rock Allen
United States light welterweight champion
2003
Next:
Devon Alexander
Regional titles
New title WBCUSBNC light welterweight champion
February 17, 2006 – December 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Hector Munoz
Vacant
Title last held by
Henry Bruseles
WBONABO light welterweight champion
September 7, 2007 – November 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Victor Ortiz
Vacant
Title last held by
Terrance Cauthen
NABF light welterweight champion
Interim title

November 1, 2008 – April 2009
Vacated
Vacant
World titles
New title WBO light welterweight champion
Interim title

April 25, 2009 – December 12, 2009
Lost bid for world 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
Stripped
Succeeded by
Amir Khan
reinstated
IBF light welterweight champion
December 10, 2011 – April 11, 2015
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
César Cuenca

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. ^ Lamont Peterson, Victor Ortiz draw published by Associated Press on 12-12-2010
  4. ^ Gavin, Jamie (2011-12-20). "Scott Christ". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  5. ^ Amir Khan-Lamont Peterson rematch off after failed drugs test BBC News. 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] Archived July 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  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. ^ http://www.premierboxingchampions.com/boxing-schedule

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