Lamont Peterson Biography
Lamont Peterson is an American former professional boxer and a two-weight world champion, having held the unified WBA (Super) and IBF light welterweight titles between 2011 and 2015, and the WBA (Regular) welterweight title in 2017. He became 141 lbs US champion in 2003.
He holds wins over Rock Allen in 2003 Mike Alvarado and Andre Dirrell, as well as 2003 amateur world champion Willy Blain. He made his professional debut on September 25, 2004 on the undercard of Glenn Johnson vs. Roy Jones Jr. at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.
Anthony,his brother also made his debut on the same card, winning via 1st-round knockout. Peterson fought 18 year old Nicholas Dean, who had had only one fight on his record, which was a loss.
Lamont Peterson Brother
His younger brother is Anthony Peterson who is also a boxer. They have been regularly featured on ESPN boxing telecasts and their story has been frequently discussed on the show.
Lamont Peterson Age
Peterson was born January 24, 1984 in Washington, D.C. He is now 35 yeasr old as of 2019.Lamont Peterson photo
Lamont Peterson Net Worth
The boxer has an estimated networth of $800 thousand dollars.
Lamont Peterson Wife
No records have been put in place over his social life yet.
Lamont Peterson Vs Sergey Lipinets Tickets
Live broadcast of the boxing evening from the MGM National Harbor arena in Oxon Hill, Maryland. In the event which two former world champions ,Lamont Peterson and Sergey Lipinets will clash. As a part of an equivalent evening, Anthony Peterson, brother of Lamont, will meet the former world champion Argenis Mendez. In the US, the fights will be broadcasted on FS1 and FOX Deportes. The broadcast starts at 8 pm ET.
Lamont Peterson Highlights
Mar 22, 2019 : Fighter Of The Week: Lamont Peterson
Two-division World Champ Lamont Peterson returns to the ring this Sunday night, March 24, when he faces former Super Lightweight Champ Sergey Lipinets at MGM National Harbor and live on FS1.
Sergey Lipinets Breaks Down, Stops Lamont Peterson in Tenth
A pair of former IBF 140 lb. titlists put on one of the best fights of 2019 in the welterweight division on Sunday night at the MGM Grand National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. In the end, youth mattered as 29-year recent Sergey Lipinets (15-1, 11 KO), 147, of Martuk, Kazakhstan dropped and stopped 34-year old Lamont Peterson (35-5-1, 17 KO), 145 ¾, of
Washington, DC. It was the third stoppage loss of Peterson’s career and second straight once a defeat in January 2018 to powerful IBF welterweight titlist Errol Spence son.
Lamont Peterson Vs Errol Spence Jr
In 2018, Errol Spence Jr easily defended his welterweight title by beating Lamont Peterson when the fight was stopped just after the bell sounded to begin the eighth round. Spence had dominated the fight and at the end of the game both of Peterson’s eyes appeared swollen as doctors checked him after the seventh round.
When the bell rang to start the eighth round, Peterson moved towards the center of the ring when the referee called it a second into the round. Spence dominated in his first attempt defending the IBF 147lb crown he won last May when he went to Sheffield, England, and stopped Kell Brook in his hometown, breaking the champion’s orbital bone and knocking him down in the 10th round before Brook went to a knee in the 11th and the fight was stopped. He knocked Peterson (35-4-1).
After getting beat up by Errol Spence 14 months ago and then getting blasted by Lipinets on Sunday, he had decided it was time to end his career.
Lamont Peterson Vs Danny Garcia
The highly awaited fo fight between García and Peterson took place at a 143-pound catch weight and was a non-title bout. Both fighters had something to prove as García was coming off an extremely tough fight with Mauricio Herrera and Peterson was still staggering from a knockout loss to Lucas Matthysse in 2013.
In the early rounds Peterson was very defensive and attempted to frustrate García with his awkward style. Peterson looked strong going into rounds 10, 11, 12. García maintained a steady attack in the last three rounds of the fight while Peterson began coming forward and throwing everything he had.
Despite a very strong showing by Peterson, García was awarded a majority decision by scores of 114-114, 115-113, 115-113. For the fight, Garcia earned $1.5 million compared to Peterson, who earned a $1.2 million purse. CompuBox stats showed that both fighters stayed busy, with Garcia landing 173 of 589 punches, with Peterson more accurate, landing 170 of his 494 thrown.
Lamont Peterson surrenders | Has Lamont called it quits after defeat to Lipinets?
Lamont Peterson retires in the ring after loss to Sergey Lipinets. www.foxsports.com
For the fight, Lipinets landed 264 of 986 (27%) total punches, and 189 of 593 (32%) power punches. The numbers were just as good for Peterson, who landed 303 of 972 (31%) total punches and 188 of 502 (38%) power shots. Peterson out-landed Lipinets to the body, 94-38, but despite some good work was never able to break him down.
It was a really active fight from Associate in Nursing offensive posture, and sensible recreation for the fans.Peterson announced his retirement in the ring after the fight. Lipinets wins his second straight in the welterweight division after losing his Jr. welterweight title to Mikey Garcia by call in March 2018.The referee was Harvey Dock