Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Lamont Peterson-David Avanesyan Looms For Broner vs. Granados

By Igor Lazorin, tass

As reported last month on BoxingScene.com, the interim-welterweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA), David Avanesyan of Russia, is being lined up to face former junior welterweight beltholder Lamont Peterson.

According to a spokesman for Avanesyan, the fight will take place on February 18th as part of the Adrien Broner. vs. Adrian Granados Showtime televised undercard from the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"The fight will take place on February 18 as part of the undercard to the Broner-Granados fight," the spokesman said.

lamont-peterson

Peterson has been out of the ring since winning a very close twelve round majority decision over Olympic gold medal winner Felix Diaz in October 2015. The win bounced Peterson back from a majority decision loss from earlier that year at the hands of current WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia.

Peterson is a former WBA and International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior welterweight champion, and has a record of 34 victories (17 KOs), three defeats and one draw.

Avanesyan was last seen in the ring back in May of last year, when he retained the WBA belt in a final eliminator against former three division world champion Shane Mosley.

Avanesyan is now in line for the winner of March unification between Garcia and Keith Thurman. The decision win over Mosley raised his record to 22 victories (11 KOs), one loss and one draw.

Avanesyan hopes a win over Peterson will bring him one step closer to get Thurman or Garcia, while Peterson wants to make his mark in the welterweight division by securing a world title shot of his own.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bronx2245 on 01-12-2017

PBC is very strong this year! Another good card! Whay did the WBA make Avanesyan the #1 contender after he beat Shane Mosely? Seriously?

Comment by T.M.T on 01-12-2017

Al Haymon keeping good. (TMT)

Comment by HanzGruber on 01-12-2017

Card shoulda been in D.C.

Comment by SkillspayBills on 01-12-2017

Ohh this is a smart move. Whoever wins is the WBA mandatory. Which means they get a shot at the Garcia-Thurman winner.

Comment by My Low Place on 01-11-2017

i'll take pete and broner on the same card any day hopefully i get to see pete go on the inside and show those nasty hooks..hopefully broner will sit in the pocket with grenados too

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Promoter: Mayorga Returned To Get His Hands on Margarito! Photos: Cesar Juarez, Jose Zepeda, Tyson Marquez - Final Presser Video: Luis Ortiz on Haymon Deal, Fighting in New York, More Showtime, HBO Still in Running to Air Joshua-Klitschko in U.S. Adonis Stevenson-Sean Monaghan Fight Being Pushed Back Golovkin's Promoter Updates on Status of Billy Joe Saunders Fight Photos: Luis Ortiz, Derric Rossy - Go Face To Face in New York Anthony Ogogo Registered Blind After Fracturing Eye Socket Mike Perez Ring Return Set For April 28 In Dublin Glenn Dezurn vs. Leroy Davila To Open Up ShoBox, April 14 Trainer: Gamboa, If He Stops Bad Habits, Can Beat Lomachenko Eric Molina: Not Many Will Beat Joshua, He'll Go Through Klitschko David Haye is The Latest To Entertain Facing a UFC Fighter Mikkel Kessler Ring Return in Play For World Boxing Super Series Bradley Skeete vs. Shayne Singleton Set, June 2 In Brentwood Shumenov vs. Dorticos Headed To Palms in Las Vegas, April 29 Brook vs. Spence Tickets - Fight Pass Pre-Sale Sold Out Pacquiao Adviser: Pacquiao-Horn Deal Being Finalized For July 2 Petrov's Promoter Could See 'Fight of The Year' With Flanagan Kathy Duva Explains Why Barrera is Not Fighting Artur Beterbiev Luis Ortiz's Manager Explains Why They Signed With Al Haymon Charlo's Trainer, Hatley Argue About Results of Spence Sparring Frank Warren: 1 Mill For Crolla To Face Flanagan, is Hearn Joking? Liam Smith Hopes To Land Miguel Cotto Showdown Thomas Stalker To Return In Leicester, April 22 Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh: Anthony Yarde Added To Card Tony Bellew Admits He May Possibly Fight "Three" More Times Carson Jones: Kell Brook Will Beat Errol Spence! Marcos Reyes Plans Shocker: David Lemieux is NOT Invincible 30 years later, Tim Ryan on Leonard-Hagler and the Golden Age Mikey Garcia: If Gamboa Can Get a Title, I Would Fight Him Miguel Cotto Ring Return Being Positioned For June 24 Jermell Charlo: Hatley Hasn't Fought Near My Level of Competition Kudryashov-Durodola Rematch - WBC Final Eliminator, May 20 Juan Manuel Marquez Files Lawsuit Over Fraud, 2.3 Million Stolen Luis Ortiz: After My April Fight - I Want Wilder, Joshua or Parker! Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Receives Hero's Welcome at Home Arum Tired of Waiting, Gives Pacquiao Deadline To Decide on Horn Sullivan Barrera: Parker Fight is Another Step To a World Title Luis Ortiz vs. Derric Rossy Possible For Berto-Porter Card
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement