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David Avanesyan vs. Lamont Peterson in Play For February

By Igor Lazorin, tass

The interim-welterweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA), David Avanesyan of Russia, is being lined up to face former junior welterweight beltholder Lamont Peterson on a date in February in the United States.

"David has already started to prepare for a fight. It will be held in February in the United States," said the source with knowledge of the details.

Peterson has been out of the ring since winning a very close twelve round majority decision over Olympic gold medal winner Felix Diaz in October 2015. The win bounced Peterson back from a majority decision loss from earlier that year at the hands of Danny Garcia.

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Peterson is a former WBA and International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior welterweight champion, and has a record of 34 victories (17 KOs), three defeats and one draw.

Avanesyan was last seen in the ring back in May, when he retained the WBA belt in a final eliminator against former three division world champion Shane Mosley. Avanesyan is now in line for the winner of March unification between Garcia and Keith Thurman. The decision win over Mosley raised his record to 22 victories (11 KOs), one loss and one draw.

Avanesyan hopes a win over Peterson will bring him one step closer to get Thurman or Garcia, while Peterson wants to make his mark in the welterweight division by securing a world title shot of his own.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 12-21-2016

Not much of a fan of Peterson but Avanesyan was handed an interim alphabet belt against an aged club fighter, then beat the corpse of Mosley. It's not like he's actually earned a legit title shot, so this is probably…

Comment by PittyPat on 12-20-2016

Meh to Peterson, but I want to see more of Avanesyan. It's a shame he didn't get to capitalise on the (albeit rather meaningless) Mosley fight this year.

Comment by BufordTannen on 12-20-2016

[QUOTE=daggum;17295240]peterson isn't relevant at all. that would not be a good fight. he hasn't even won a fight at 147. think he fought diaz at a catch weight and he lsot that one so yeah no thanks. everyone is fighting…

Comment by Humean on 12-20-2016

I like it, Peterson has been far too inactive of late but it will be good to see him back and this is a solid fight.

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 12-20-2016

Good, him at 147 will make it even deeper! Thurman Porter Spencer Jr Bradley Brook Pacquiao Peterson Garcia Diaz Jr. Would love Peterson vs Porter

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