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Anthony Peterson Wants Another Crack at Brandon Rios

by David P. Greisman

Home isn’t a bad place to go to start all over again.

Home is where Anthony Peterson will be, fighting in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 10 on the undercard to his older brother Lamont’s title fight against Amir Khan.

This will be Anthony’s first fight in 15 months; his last appearance was a disqualification loss to Brandon Rios in September 2010.

The 26-year-old, who has a record of 30-1 with 20 knockouts, face an opponent yet to be determined. He spoke with BoxingScene.com about fighting in his hometown, fighting on the same card as his brother, and, now that he’s back, what he wants for his future.

BoxingScene.com: How does it feel to be fighting in Washington, D.C.?

Peterson: “It feels great, not only for myself, but seeing my brother fight for a championship Dec. 10 against Amir Khan. I know a lot of family and friends who are going to be there to support him after my fight. It’s a great thing. It’s a long time coming.”

BoxingScene.com: You’ve only fought three times in D.C. as a pro. Do you wish you’d fought more at home through these years?

Peterson: “Oh yeah. No doubt. We were born and raised here. Our No. 1 fan base is D.C.”

BoxingScene.com: What’s the difference going to be like between fighting at the D.C. Armory and fighting at the Convention Center?

Peterson: “I think that May 27, 2007 at the armory was definitely just a warm up for what was to come. Dec. 10 is going to be triple that.”

BoxingScene.com: It’s been a while since you last fought. Why is that?

Peterson: “I don’t see it that way. I have a lot of fighting experience, period, so I think I’ll be strong.  I needed a break. I’ve been fighting since I was nine years old.”

BoxingScene.com: Is it distracting at all when your brother is fighting on the same card, or is it better for you?

Peterson: “It’s kind of like a nerve-wracking thing to fight first, because I don’t want to go in there and lose or do something stupid before his eyes and have him tripped out. It’s definitely important that night to go in there and get it going. Even for Seth [Mitchell], the heavyweight fight that’s happening … he’s a good friend of ours.”

BoxingScene.com: Do you see yourself staying at lightweight or eventually moving to 140?

Peterson: “I’m gonna be at lightweight for a very long time and I’m going to dominate. That’s what I got my eyes on. I haven’t seen a champion dominate at lightweight for a long time. If you’ve seen the last fight, I gave up 12 pounds because of the way my body is built. I think that I’m going to be at lightweight for a long time.”

BoxingScene.com: Who do you want next?

Peterson: “Of course all roads lead to Brandon Rios — the only time I go to junior welterweight is to chase him — or any other champions out there, because I know I’m a championship-caliber fighter. It’s up to me to prove that to the world.”

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/fightingwords2 or on Facebook at facebook.com/fightingwordsboxing, or send questions and comments to [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Phil Ivey on 11-23-2011

[QUOTE=Chief2ndzOnly!;11463338]IMO. Anthony has to work his way back up a little bit. He''s been inactive for over a year, and this outting on the undercard of his brother's fight with Amir is a good start. Anthony has all the tools…

Comment by MarcusArkane on 11-23-2011

Marquez has been dominating at lightweight for a long time since 2008. He's won every fight at the weight

Comment by Ringlife on 11-23-2011

Yeah I bet he wants another crack at his nuts Lol.

Comment by Chief2ndzOnly! on 11-23-2011

IMO. Anthony has to work his way back up a little bit. He''s been inactive for over a year, and this outting on the undercard of his brother's fight with Amir is a good start. Anthony has all the tools…

Comment by deejd on 11-22-2011

[QUOTE=flint;11461100]i'd like to see them fight again. it was entertaining.should it happen. i expect the same. action.[/QUOTE] Exactly.... It was a close fight leading up to the DQ anyway... but the momentum was certainly shifting, Rios' pressure was getting to…

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