Lamont Peterson Speaker Profile
IBF Light Welterweight Champion
Lamont Peterson Biography
Lamont Peterson was born January 24, 1984 and is a boxer inthe Light Welterweight division and the current unified WBA and IBFlight-welterweight champion.
Peterson and his brother Anthony Peterson have been regularly featured on ESPNboxing telecasts, and their story has been frequently discussed on the show.The Petersons were left without parents at an early age, with their father inprison and their mother suffering personal issues. The brothers were reportedlyhomeless on the streets of Washington, DC for several years. While homelessat age 10, they were noticed by Barry Hunter, a boxing coach. Over time Hunterdeveloped their boxing skills while mentoring them, and both brothers morphedinto amateur boxing stars.
2001 National Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion. He became141 lbs US champion in 2003. He holds wins over Rock Allen 2003 who beat himtwice 2004 in the Olympic box-offs, Mike Alvarado, and Andre Dirrell, as wellas 2003 amateur world champion Willy Blain (in 2003).
In 2009 Peterson defeated Blain by 7th round TKO to win theInterim WBO light welterweight title. He fought Timothy Bradley for a major titlein late 2009, but lost by unanimous decision.
On the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana, Lamontfaced title challenger Victor Ortiz on December 11 at the Mandalay Bay Resort& Casino in Las Vegas and fought to a majority draw.
Peterson defeated Amir Khan for the WBA and IBFlight-welterweight titles in Washington DC on 10 December 2011 by splitdecision. There was some controversy over the refereeing, due to two pointdeductions against Khan for pushing off, as well as knockdown call against Petersonthat may have been a slip.
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