Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (28)
Top Headlines Jarrell Miller to Face Mariusz Wach in HBO Debut November 11 Golovkin's Promoter: GGG Could Fight For Another Five Years David Benavidez Laughs at Plant, Open For Gilberto Ramirez Gassiev: Kudryashov Had Wrong Plan, Dorticos Did His Homework Photos: Leduan Barthelemy vs. Eduardo Ramirez - Official Weights Daniel Jacobs vs. David Lemieux is Very Possible, Says Hearn Jorge Linares, Terry Flanagan Trade Words - Call For Unification HBO Sports' Head on Formulating 'SuperFly 2' For Early 2018 Jack on Bivol, Vacating: I'm Not Ducking a Guy With 11 Fights! News: Vaughn Alexander, Christian Carto, Daniel Baiz, More Carl Frampton vs. Oscar Valdez Showdown is Targeted By Arum Tom Schwarz Injured, Withdraws From WBO Regional Defense AIBA's Wu Gets Upper Hand on Rivals With Latest Court Ruling Eddie Ramirez vs. Antonio DeMarco Added To Santa Cruz-Avalos Team Fury Want Parker Rematch or Lucas Browne Fight Next Sullivan Barrera Furious: I Should Be Fighting Bivol For WBA Title! Tony Harrison vs. Paul Valenzuela Set For Lara-Gausha Triple Joshua-Parker: Promoters Planning July Bout at Wembley Jezreel Corrales vs. Alberto Machado Announced For HBO, Oct. 21 Arum Wants Joseph Parker vs. Bryant Jennings Showdown Report: Bellew-Haye Rematch Set for December 10 at O2 Arena Dmitry Bivol vs. Trent Broadhurst in Monaco on Nov. 4, HBO Hearn on Jacobs' Options: Golovkin II, Canelo, Lemieux, Saunders Roy Jones: Andre Ward's Place in Boxing History is Near The Top Daniel Jacobs Confident: I See Myself Stopping Canelo! Photos: Jermell Charlo Grinds in Camp For Erickson Lubin Photos: Wlodarczyk Putting in Hard Work For Murat Gassiev Liam Smith: When Williams Feels He's Come Unstuck - He'll Quit! Joseph Parker's Coach: Anthony Joshua's Style is Perfect For Us! Sandor Martin Promises To Take Down Anthony Yigit Golovkin's Promoter: Mayweather Knew What GGG Does To Him Tommy Langford Vows To Bounce Back From First Career Defeat Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate Rigondeaux's Coach: Now Lomachenko Can Prove His True Worth! Beterbiev vs. Koelling: Vacant IBF Title Likely To Be at Stake Video: Jim Lampley Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Andre Ward, More Video: Roy Jones Jr. Discusses The Retirement of Andre Ward Linares: The Draw Was Best Decision For Canelo vs. Golovkin Joseph Parker May Defend in Japan, Against Kyotaro Fujimoto? Campbell Reveals His Father Passed in Lead-Up To Linares Bout
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement