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 Last update:  1/28/2013       Read more by David P. Greisman         
   
Lamont Peterson Signs with Golden Boy Promotions
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by David P. Greisman

Junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson has been added to the Golden Boy Promotions stable, according to a press release issued by the promoter on Monday.

“I am excited about signing with Golden Boy Promotions and the opportunity to work with them again,” Peterson was attributed as saying in the statement. “Being with Golden Boy really gives me the chance to make the best fights available in my weight class. I want to fight the best in the world at 140, and I know it can happen as a member of the Golden Boy team. I am optimistic that this is a decision that will help further my career.”

Peterson last fought in December 2011 as part of a Golden Boy card, defeating Amir Khan via controversial split decision. Peterson and Khan were due to have a rematch last May, but that bout was canceled when testing done by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association revealed that Peterson had synthetic testosterone in his system. Peterson’s team has said that the testosterone was medical treatment that had been taken prior to the first Khan bout.

"We are thrilled that Lamont Peterson will be joining Golden Boy Promotions’ team,” Oscar de la Hoya, the company’s president, was attributed as saying in the statement. “We know firsthand what Lamont Peterson can do, as he’s been in the ring with our fighters Amir Khan and Victor Ortiz. We know that he is the kind of individual that will be an asset to our team and a great competitor in the 140-pound weight class.”

The 29-year-old from Washington, D.C., is due to fight in his hometown on Feb. 22, facing Kendall Holt on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights.” He currently holds the International Boxing Federation’s belt at junior welterweight and has a record of 30-1-1 with 15 knockouts. Holt, a 31-year-old former titleholder from Paterson, N.J., is 28-5 with 16 knockouts.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at fightingwords1@gmail.com

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comment by YOU WILL LOSE, on 01-29-2013
peterson did his time, just a little error in judgement. hes on his first of 3 strikes with me.

comment by thuggery, on 01-29-2013
More drug cheats climbing the ranks. But hey, these doped up cheats are a freak attraction so why not eh?

comment by BrokenHat, on 01-29-2013
Oh yea GB is reeeeally interested in cleaning up the sport aren't they? This is a f****ing travesty. Absolutely disgraceful. Where is Floyd? Why is he silent right now when his best friends are signing criminal cheats? This sport needs to die, to be reborn. And screw GB.

comment by Zyzz, on 01-28-2013
[QUOTE=Bee Keepz]You don"t see the conflict, GBP has been preaching about clean fights and then turn around and sign a drug cheat. It's nobodies fault but his own. He lied and caught got, his Dec over Khan should be a NC and be stripped of his title. This is DEFINITELY not the way I see...

comment by Bee Keepz, on 01-28-2013
[QUOTE=PBP]So what do you want them to do? Ban him for life. He's had no income since December 2011, he's fighting for $37,500 in February and his reputation is ruined. How much more punishment do you want to give the guy?[/QUOTE] You don"t see the conflict, GBP has been preaching about cl...

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