Advertisement
Advertisement

Lamont Peterson Wants Garcia, But No Guarantees Made

by David P. Greisman

Saturday’s Showtime card at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, featured Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia fighting in separate bouts that they were expected to be win — and which were expected to set up a bout between the 140-pound titleholder and the lineal champion.

Peterson stopped Edgar Santana, while Garcia made brutally quick work of Rod Salka. The 30-year-old from Washington, D.C., spoke with reporters after the Santana fight and before Garcia-Salka, saying he still wants to face Garcia but hasn’t been given any guarantees nor sworn any promises that it’ll happen.

“I won’t be disappointed because I don’t like getting my hopes up,” Peterson said. “This boxing game is a business, and it have to make business sense. It’s the fight that I want, but I’m not really holding my breath.”

He said he didn’t seek any promises or guarantees either.

“I’m putting it out there,” Peterson said. “I’m not really worried about, you know, ‘Oh you got to fight me.’ I’m just not that type of person that’s going to be forcing the issue. I’ll just keep putting it out there that I’m willing to make the fight. That’s the fight that the fans want. “

Peterson said the fight makes more sense for it to happen at 140, but he would still take the fight if it were to happen anywhere between junior welterweight and welterweight. Meanwhile, he was complimentary of Garcia and the challenge the Philadelphian could pose.

“I know he’ll be a difficult fight. He’s a world champion. He’s at the top of the game. I want to be considered the best fighter in the division,” Peterson said. “He’s solid all the way around. Decent speed. Not the fastest guy in the world, but decent speed. Pretty good punch. I think his best thing is he take a good punch. You never really see him hurt or wobbled. He’s a good boxer-puncher, all-around solid fighter.”

Pick up a copy of David’s book, “Fighting Words: The Heart and Heartbreak of Boxing,” at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsamazon or internationally at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsworldwide. Send questions/comments via email at fighting

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Beater_of_ass on 08-12-2014

[QUOTE=drenlou;14844624]Stop hating already dude all the greats have fought ****ty fights this aint nothing new... you just probably want him to lose just as the majority of posters on here...its a sad reality but it is REALITY! Give the man…

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 08-12-2014

[QUOTE=mrlopez;14847947]If I remember correctly, Lucas wasnt with Haymon at the time[/QUOTE] Your memory as good as a $3 bill.

Comment by GeneralZod on 08-11-2014

You'll have to take about 17 losses and fall below rank 87 before that happens.

Comment by mrlopez on 08-11-2014

[QUOTE=PACnPBFsuck;14843951]I guess you never saw the Danny vs Lucas fight, good fight, you should watch it.[/QUOTE] If I remember correctly, Lucas wasnt with Haymon at the time

Comment by snoopy360 on 08-11-2014

It was a bum fight, period end of statement. You only take bull**** fights like this after a loss. Seems to me Ol'danny boy better get his **** together and keep his ass in the gym or his string of…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (26)
Top Headlines Early Fight Results From Copenhagen, Denmark Khan: Beating Canelo Would Be Monumental For British Boxing DeGale: I Told Badou Jack 'You're Next, Green Belt is Coming To UK' Bellew vs. Makabu Title Clash Officially Unveiled Weights From London: Fury 231, Kassi 233 Carl Frampton Relinquishes IBF 122-Pound Crown Kovalev's Promoter Details How Chilemba/Russia Deal Came About Andre Dirrell 'Definitely' Would Go To England For DeGale Rematch Porter: Thurman Doesn't Work on The Inside, Smarter Fighter Wins Gaiyanghadaogym, Sithsamerchai Claim Wins In Thailand Frampton: Leo Santa Cruz's Style is Made For Me, 100% I'll Win Jeff Horn Targets WBO Title Showdown With Jessie Vargas Photos: Joshua, Haye, Groves, McGuigan Hit BT Sport Awards Golovkin's Promoter: If Kell Brook is Serious, We Can Discuss It Nacho Says 'Perfect Fight' Will Still See Khan Get Blasted By Canelo Video: Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto Final Press Conference Patrick Nielsen-Denis Douglin Set For May 28 in Denmark De La Hoya: Canelo Has Surpassed What I Accomplished at His Age Video: Roman Martinez on Overcoming Lomachenko Defense Stevenson Motivated To Reach Childhood Dream of Olympic Gold Tyson Fury: I Wish I Had Anthony Joshua's C**k, I Bet It's Big Manny Pacquiao Shocked at Kidnap Plot, Requests Added Security Video: DeGale on Facing Lucian Bute if He Shocks Badou Jack Jessie Vargas is Ready and Willing To Unify With Kell Brook Video: Badou Jack Talks Lucian Bute, DeGale vs. Medina, More Martinez's Promoter Details Situation With WBO Title, Berchelt Video: Felix Verdejo Talks New York City Return, Critics, More Video: Lucian Bute Confident That He's Downing Badou Jack Valdez Title Fight Under Consideration For Crawford-Postol PPV Video: James DeGale Putting in Work as Medina Fight Nears Video: Jack, DeGale Size Each Other Up - A Sign of Things To Come? Photos: Lomachencko, Martinez Face To Face in New York City Photos: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Face To Face at Final Presser Arif Magomedov-Andrew Hernandez, 5/21 on CBS Sports Network Francisco Vargas Positive For Clenbuterol, Salido Fight Still On Video: Roman Martinez vs. Vasyl Lomachenko NYC Presser Photos/Weights: Andre Dirrell-Caparello, Anthony Dirrell-Truax Photos: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Final Press Conference Video: Roman Martinez, Vasyl Lomachenko Go Face To Face Video: Vasyl Lomachenko Pumped For Martinez Title Showdown
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement