Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Lamont Peterson Feels Pacquiao-Bradley is a Real Fight - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
• Register A Free Account
• Account Login
• Boxing Schedule
• Boxing Champions
• Boxing Downloads
• Boxing Forums
• Boxing News Wire
• Boxing Photos
• Boxing History
• Boxer Search
• Fantasy Betting
• Feedback
• Fitness and Health  
• Free Homepage
• Mixed Martial Arts
• Pound For Pound
• Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  12/23/2011       Read more by Chris Robinson         
   
Lamont Peterson Feels Pacquiao-Bradley is a Real Fight
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

Recently-crowned WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson recently shared with me his thoughts on his incredible upset over Amir Khan earlier this month and what the future may hold for him.

Peterson was pleased that the IBF didn’t order an immediate rematch between him and Khan and instead he is going to sit back, enjoy the holidays, and reevaluate everything in the New Year. If a fight with Khan doesn’t come across, there is no shortage of viable challenges lurking between 140 and 147 pounds for him.

A fight with WBO junior welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley is an intriguing option for Peterson, as the Palm Springs, Calif.-fighter was the first and only man to hand Peterson a loss in the professional ranks.

On December 12th, 2009, Bradley seemed to overwhelm Peterson early during their bout in Rancho Mirage, California as he scored a third-round knockdown to set the tone of the fight. And while Peterson would dig down to make a fight out of things, Bradley was simply sharper on this night and seized the initiative as he pulled out a clear unanimous decision.

Earlier this week I spoke with Peterson’s trainer Barry Hunter, who revealed that his fighter had a serious weight issue heading into the Bradley fight. Hunter pointed out that Peterson had gained nearly fifteen extra pounds of muscle and that the process of cutting the weight had taken a toll on Lamont by the time the fight rolled around.

Giving his take on the whole experience, Peterson concedes that he wasn’t the same fighter while in camp.

“Actually it wasn’t a great training camp,” said Peterson. “I didn’t look good at all. My sparring partners were beating on me. I couldn’t really do anything. It started off good but by the end of training camp I just burned out. Like I said, it was a struggle to do anything. Just hitting the bag was a struggle. I didn’t want to pull out of the fight, so I went in there and I still thought I could win but it didn’t happen.”

To their credit, there were no sour grapes from Peterson or Hunter, and they both gave Bradley credit for his victory. And while a rematch with his conqueror is something Peterson can’t overlook, he is still basking in the aftermath of the Khan triumph and can't really focus on his next fight.

Exclusive interviews: Sergio Martinez calls Pacquiao a 'fake' / Lamont Peterson interested in revenge bout vs. Brandon Rios / Larry Merchant says Bob Arum was right about Mayweather / Marcos Maidana answers Roger Mayweather

It’s worth noting that Bradley signed with Top Rank in late September and certainly could be in the running for a fight with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao sometime near the summer.

Pacquiao had been hoping for a meeting with Floyd Mayweather Jr. but the undefeated superstar was recently sentenced to an impending 90-day jail sentence in relation to a domestic violence case from last year. Mayweather is set to hit lockup on January 6th and very well may not get out until early April, leaving his proposed May 5th return up in the air.

Asked if he could see Bradley giving Pacquiao a challenge, Peterson showed some belief.

“He definitely has the talent and everything,” said Peterson. “And the will to win. A lot of people don’t like the way he fights, but his style is effective and he’s undefeated and he’s difficult to fight. He would give anybody, at junior welterweight or welterweight, a hell of a challenge.”

[Reader's note: Visit the following slideshows for a look back on 2011 with boxing's biggest stars Nonito Donaire / Juan Manuel Marquez / Victor Ortiz ]

Chris Robinson is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He can be reached at Trimond@aol.com . Please follow him at www.Twitter.com/CRHarmony
Tags: Timothy Bradley , Manny Pacquiao , Pacquiao-Bradley , Pacquiao vs Bradley , Lamont Peterson


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by Rome-By-Ko, on 12-27-2011
[QUOTE=Bushbaby]Just by you calling the 1st a fight a one sided beat down says it all. I'd absolutely love to know how you came to believe Khan takes a better punch. Anyway, we'll see how Khan handles that weterweight strenght & power soon enough. Bet your a$$ I'll be right here waiting to say I ...

comment by Bushbaby, on 12-26-2011
[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko]I think Khan has better stamina then Berto,I never over looked Khan's flaws..But let's be honest,Berto is far more flawed then Khan..I also think Khan has been taking the better punch..I'm not trying to pump rainbows up Khan's azz by any means..But from what I see from both.I'd ...

comment by bojangles1987, on 12-26-2011
[QUOTE=LeadUppercut]Khan will beat Peterson in a rematch dude, I am more than happy to bet on that.[/QUOTE] Maybe, and it wouldn't exactly surprise me. If he had just made a few adjustments, he would have easily won enough clear rounds to pull the decision the first time around. Doesn't change...

comment by Rome-By-Ko, on 12-26-2011
[QUOTE=Bushbaby]Yeah ok Rome, I already see where your head is. But getting points deducting for pushing, pushing in Peterson's backyard does raise eyebrows. I'm actually glad that Peterson won, but it was controversial. On the other note, I find it simply hilarious that ya'll tend to ignore K...

comment by Bushbaby, on 12-26-2011
[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko]GBP's crying is what got this(so-called)investigation,not that it's any real weight to it..It's just to get the cry baby's a lil something so that they(GBP)can finally stop their moaning...Peterson beat Khan(or Khan beat himself however you wanna look at it),by no means was ther...

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (84) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Roach: Mayweather is a Little S...
  Cuellar Expects To End Juanma I...
  Arum Eyes Mayweather vs. Pacqui...
  Fortuna, Guzman and Escandon Si...
  Marquez, Zanfer Meeting is Targ...
  Rigondeaux Speaks: A lot of Off...
  Maidana, Garcia See No Age Decl...
  Photo: Yaegashi Ready For Battl...
  50 Cent Now Using Pacquiao To M...
  Martin: Bryant Jennings Too Sma...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2013 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.