Photos: Lamont Peterson Shows His Class in Jean Win
Washington, DC - Lamont Peterson (32-2-1, 16 KO’s) and Dierry Jean (25-1, 17 KO’s) kicked off the 2014 boxing calendar with an action-packed aggressive showdown. Jean began with a patient approach, looking to test the chin of Peterson after his devastating knockout loss last May against Lucas Matthysse. By midway through the fight Peterson made it clear that loss had no affect on him as he became the aggressor, putting on a show for his hometown crowd. As the fight progressed Peterson outworked and outlanded his opponent using combinations, speed and agility. At the end of the fight SHOWTIME Sports analyst and former World Champion Paulie Malignaggi emphatically stated, “Lamont clearly proved that he is still a force to be reckoned with at 140 pounds.” The judges scored the bout 115-113, 116-112 and 118-111.
Fight was just ok, nothing special here. Peterson loses as soon as he fights another legit threat, not a deer in headlights.Comment by omyblaze57 on 01-26-2014
Both fighters look impressive physically! Peterson looked good on his combinations to the body, and Jean looked like if he gets to fight more experienced fighters like Peterson, he could become one of the future champions of the division, as…Comment by Guerrero360 on 01-26-2014
I can't help but like Peterson, I'm from the DC area so I guess that helps. He always comes to fight and I know that whole ped thing was bad but he just doesn't seem like that kind of person…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)