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Lamont Peterson to Return Aug. 9 at Barclays Center

 by David P. Greisman

Junior-welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson will be back in the ring on Aug. 9 in a card airing live on Showtime from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, according to a post on Facebook from Team Peterson spokesman Andre Johnson.

“Details to come,” Johnson wrote.

That would be the same date and location as a presumed welterweight title bout between Shawn Porter and his mandatory challenger, Kell Brook.

Peterson, 30, of Washington, D.C., last fought in January, outpointing Dierry Jean to improve to 32-2-1 with 16 KOs. That was Peterson’s first win since getting taken out in three rounds by Lucas Matthysse in May 2013, a bout that was not for Peterson’s title as the contracts called for a catch-weight of 141 pounds.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Johnny Rubber on 06-19-2014

[QUOTE=Southpawology;14675698]You're a butthurt khantard whos still depressed that peterson beat khans asss LMAO.[/QUOTE] Are all 4000+ of your posts as insightful as this?

Comment by Southpawology on 06-19-2014

[QUOTE=FlatLine;14675602]are you guys seriously talking about peterson like he even relevant anymore.. the guy is a cheat and just a bum without his drugs, he's not even b-level without his steroids... he should have been stripped of the title a…

Comment by FlatLine on 06-19-2014

are you guys seriously talking about peterson like he even relevant anymore.. the guy is a cheat and just a bum without his drugs, he's not even b-level without his steroids... he should have been stripped of the title a…

Comment by Jsmooth9876 on 06-19-2014

Let me guess, another Al Haymon production....

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 06-19-2014

[QUOTE=Sugar Adam Ali;14675452]Judah is done, and getting beaten up by both, but I would rather see a matchup I haven't seen beforehand especially if your going to trot out old warhorse zab Judah.. I actually think Garcia would smoke zab…

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