Lamont Peterson

Lamont Peterson

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Lamont Peterson (born January 24, 1984 in Washington, DC) is a boxer in the Light Welterweight division.

Background

Peterson and his brother Anthony Peterson are 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 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

Peterson was the 2001 National Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion.He became 141 lbs US champion in 2003. He holds wins over Rock Allen 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).

Pro career

In 2009 Peterson defeated Blain by 7th round TKO to win the interim WBO Light Welterweight World Championship belt. He fought Timothy Bradley for a major title in late 2009, but lost by unanimous decision.

On the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana, Lamont faced title challenger Victor Ortiz on December 11 at the...
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