March 15, 2012 |
As far as boxing news conferences go, Thursday's promoting of the rematch between unified super lightweight champion Lamont Peterson and former title holder Amir Khan was just so darn friendly. Missing at the W hotel in the District were the showmanship and theatrics that often can turn such gatherings into spectacles. The principals instead acknowledged the gentlemanly conduct on the part of both camps in finally making Peterson-Khan II official after weeks of occasionally contentious negotiations.
May 9, 2013 |
District boxer Lamont Peterson had completed his workout Thursday afternoon when another one of the world's top pound-for-pound fighters leaned over to ask him a question. Adrien Broner also had been sparring at Bald Eagle gym in Southwest Washington, and the World Boxing Council's lightweight champion with the outsize personality wanted to know if Peterson was afraid of the dark. "Because you're fighting the bogeyman, and he only comes out at night," Broner said, referring to Peterson's next...
December 13, 2011 |
Three days after Lamont Peterson spent a rugged 12 rounds in the boxing ring matching favored Amir Khan blow for blow, the new unified super lightweight champion was ready to fight again in short time. Trainer Barry Hunter, though, is keeping his star pupil away from the gym for at least a couple weeks before Peterson and his handlers begin considering the District native's next opponent in a fight, perhaps in the spring. In the postfight news conference following his triumph by split decision on...
January 13, 2012 |
The World Boxing Association has mandated an immediate rematch between super lightweight champion Lamont Peterson of the District and Amir Khan , whose handlers contend that their Dec. 10 unified title bout featured improprieties in officiating and judging. WBA Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza confirmed the rematch, and Golden Boy chief executive Richard Schaefer said in a telephone interview Friday afternoon the sanctioning body had notified him of the ruling. "The right thing to do is to...
February 15, 2013 |
Lamont Peterson leaned against the ropes in the corner of a ring at the Bald Eagle Recreation Center in Southwest Washington, sweat rolling off his chin. Behind him, a giant poster bearing his likeness leaned against the wall, not yet hung up. It is the kind of promotional material reserved for stars, for world champs. Like much of the past year of Peterson's life, it sat as an afterthought, cast aside. Over the thwap-thwap! of leather on leather, over the chaos of two dozen boxers grinding through...
December 6, 2011 |
The day before Thanksgiving, you were probably thinking about doing some damage to a plate of turkey and mashed potatoes. At Headbangers Boxing Gym in Southeast Washington, brothers Lamont and Anthony Peterson had very different opponents in mind. They've been preparing for Dec. 10, when the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will host HBO's first live boxing event in the city since 1993. Lamont, 27, will take on British champ Amir Khan for the International Boxing Federation /...