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"At this point, in my opinion, Danny Garcia is the champion in the weight class," Peterson said. "Until I beat him, I wouldn't feel like I'm the champion. I could have three belts and he could have one, but at the end of the day, he's undefeated, he's fought and beat the top guys, and he's clearly the No. 1 guy at the weight class at this time."
Junior middleweight prospect Oscar Molina, a 2012 Mexican Olympian, is expected to miss at least four months following surgery to repair a shoulder injury on Dec. 20.
'We were going from house to house, door to door,' Lamont recalls. 'Sometimes we were taken into shelters for the homeless but often we were just out in the streets for days.'
For the record, there certainly seems to be no reason why the relationship should perish.. The past few years haven’t been the easiest for Peterson and company, yet they’ve weathered the storms and are now back in boxing’s spotlight after Peterson’s impressive schooling of up-and-comer Dierry Jean on January 25th.
Despite the importance of the occasion, he never forgets the plight of the people with whom he used to share the battle against starvation. He says: 'There is a cliche about how boxing saves the lives of some kids. In my case, it's simply the truth.'
The sport has brought Lamont Peterson some financial security, but another loss would further jeopardize an otherwise promising career. Peterson’s only other loss was two years ago by 12-round unanimous decision to Timothy Bradley, who went on to beat Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, among others, on his way to capturing and retaining the World Boxing Organization welterweight title.
Jean is an aggressive, confident pressure fighter, and Peterson's task is to back him up. Generally, pressure fighters don't fare as well when they're forced to fight going backward.
Oscar Molina to miss time recovering from surgery Lem Satterfield Junior middleweight prospect Oscar Molina, a 2012 Mexican Olympian, is expected to miss at least four months following surgery to repair a shoulder injury on Dec. 20. Read More »
Matthysse will beat any aggressive fighter in his weight class because of his punching power, Lamont style is a aggressive style, Garcia is a aggressive style. I see comments on Floyd, I will tell you this nobody in boxing period is dedicated to the sport like Floyd is..And the only thing that’s going to beat Floyd is time. That’s why Floyd been whipping a*s since ’96! I know Matthysse should fight Danny and that will make a hell of a fight.
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. A rematch planned for May 19, 2012 was cancelled following Peterson's positive test for synthetic testosterone. 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." 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. 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.

 

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