Anthony Peterson

Anthony Peterson Professional Boxer

ANTHONY PETERSON

Anthony Peterson is an impressive young fighter who has already began to make his mark in the lightweight division. He is a true contender at 135 pounds destined for a world title and he also happens to be the younger brother (by 15 months) of current unified Junior Welterweight WBA and IBF World Champion Lamont Peterson. Anthony and Lamont’s story of homelessness and despair has appeared on ESPN2, SHOBOX and has been featured in the USA Today, Washington Post, and ESPN the magazine. After a very successful amateur career Peterson turned pro in 2004 and has impressively won 30 of his 31 professional fights, including 20 by way of KO.
On June 26, 2008, Peterson defeated Fernando Trejo by unanimous decision. Peterson was in command for the entire fight as he logged scores of 120-108, 120-108, and 119-109 from the judges in winning the NABF interim lightweight title. On September 11, 2010 Peterson faced the undefeated Mexican American prospect Brandon Rios in a WBA title eliminator fight. Peterson lost the bout by disqualification in the 7th round due to repeated illegal low blows. Brandon Rios was leading on all three scorecards before the stoppage. On December 10, 2011, Peterson defeated the Nigerian journeyman Daniel Attah on the Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson undercard at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C winning by unanimous decision.
These types of experiences has given him the will to continue to ascend up the world rankings. Anthony is a very skillful and talented fighter that possesses a tremendous amount of passion for the sport of boxing. He also has the character necessary to represent boxing with the utmost level of professionalism. He and his brother Lamont have overcome difficult hardships early on in life that have prepared them well for the future.
Anthony and Lamont received the Boxing Writers Association of America’s 2007 award for "perseverance in overcoming adversity" at the annual BWAA awards banquet on May 1, 2011 in Los Angeles.
Co-manager and head trainer Barry Hunter first met the brothers when Anthony was eight years old and Lamont was 10 and introduced them to boxing. They had been homeless and living on the streets in Washington, D.C.
Barry said, "When Lamont and Anthony first came into the gym, I never trained them like a regular junior or amateur. In fact, they used to get into trouble a lot of times when they were younger fighting in the juniors, because they fought so much like pros.”

Professional Record

Date Lb Opponent Lb W-L-D last 6 Location
2011-12-10 137 Daniel Attah 136 26-8-1 Convention Center, Washington,
District of Columbia, United States
W UD 8 8
referee: Kenny Chevalier | judge: Dave Braslow 80-72 | judge: Steve Rados 80-72 | judge: Tammye Jenkins 80-72
2010-09-11 134 Brandon Rios 135 24-0-1 Palms Casino Resort, Las
Vegas, Nevada, United States
L DQ 7 12
time: 3:00 | referee: Russell Mora | judge: Duane Ford 62-68 | judge: Dave Moretti 62-68 | judge: C.J. Ross 62-68
WBA Lightweight Title Eliminator
Peterson down once in the fifth round and twice deducted a point in round six
2010-03-12 137 Juan Ramon Cruz 137 16-7-1 Gaylord Hotel, Grapevine,
Texas, United States
W TKO 3 10
time: 1:11 | referee: Robert Chapa
2009-08-15 137 Luis Antonio Arceo 137 21-8-2 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino,
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
W UD 10 10
referee: Robert Byrd | judge: Robert Hoyle 98-92 | judge: Al Lefkowitz 99-91 | judge: Jerry Roth 97-93
2008-08-02 136 Javier Jauregui 136 53-14-2 Palms Casino Resort, Las
Vegas, Nevada, United States
W UD 10 10
referee: Vic Drakulich | judge: Robert Hoyle 100-90 | judge: Dave Moretti 100-90 | judge: C.J. Ross 99-91
2008-06-26 133 Fernando Trejo 132 30-12-5 Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las
Vegas, Nevada, United States
W UD 12 12
referee: Robert Byrd | judge: Burt A. Clements 120-108 | judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 119-109 | judge: Jerry Roth 120-108
interim NABF lightweight title
2008-01-04 135¾ Jose Antonio Izquierdo 135¾ 17-1-1 Hard Rock Casino, Biloxi,
Mississippi, United States
W TKO 8 10
time: 0:54 | referee: Keith Hughes
Izquierdo down once in 7th rd & twice in 8th.
2007-11-17 135¼ Oscar Leon 138 27-6-0 Casablanca Casino, Providenciales,
Turks And Caicos Islands
W TKO 5 8
time: 2:14 | referee: Bill Clancy
2007-09-01 138 Marteze Logan 136 25-28-2 Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel,
Tunica, Mississippi, United States
W UD 8 8
79-71 | 78-72 | 79-71
2007-05-25 134½ Luis Ernesto Jose 134 27-4-2 DC Armory, Washington,
District of Columbia, United States
W TKO 9 12
time: 1:36 | referee: Malik Waleed
WBO NABO lightweight title
2007-01-05 135 Juan Humberto Garza 135 28-2-0 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino,
Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
W KO 4 12
time: 1:37 | referee: Bill Clancy | judge: Keith Hughes | judge: David Taranto | judge: Raymond White
WBO NABO lightweight title
2006-11-18 Alfred Kotey 24-13-1 Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel,
Tunica, Mississippi, United States
W UD 8 8
2006-09-01 136½ Armando Cordoba 135 21-26-2 Par-A-Dice Casino, East
Peoria, Illinois, United States
W UD 6 6
referee: Gerald Scott | judge: Mauro Di Fiore | judge: Ted Gimza | judge: John McCarthy
2006-08-04 136 Jose Soto 136 18-3-2 FedEx Forum, Memphis,
Tennessee, United States
W KO 2 10
time: 2:51 | referee: Gary Ritter
2006-06-16 135 Adan Hernandez 135 14-4-0 Pepsi Pavilion, Memphis,
Tennessee, United States
W UD 12 12
referee: Bill Clancy | 120-108 | 120-108 | 119-109
vacant WBO NABO lightweight title
2006-04-28 136 Jermaine White 138 13-0-0 4 Bears Casino & Lodge, New
Town, North Dakota, United States
W RTD 3 8
time: 3:00 | referee: Mark Nelson | judge: Kenny Lyson | judge: Dennis Nelson | judge: Tocker Pudwill
2006-03-11 142 Steve Verdin 156 5-26-2 Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel,
Tunica, Mississippi, United States
W RTD 3 6
time: 3:00 | judge: Gerald Deming | judge: Billy Etridge | judge: Brian Henry
2006-01-28 137¼ Manuel Bocanegra 137 6-7-1 Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel,
Tunica, Mississippi, United States
W RTD 2 6
time: 3:00 | referee: Kevin Phillips | judge: Gerald Deming | judge: Brian Henry | judge: Reccia Mullins
2005-10-15 140 Roy Bohannon 139 12-3-0 Isle of Capri Casino, Lula,
Mississippi, United States
W TKO 4 6
time: 3:00 | referee: Randy Phillips
2005-09-02 136 Jorge Alberto Reyes 137 21-21-2 Statehouse Convention Center, Little
Rock, Arkansas, United States
W TKO 2 6
time: 1:38 | referee: Ray Moreno | judge: Gary Ritter | judge: Randy Phillips | judge: Larry Robinson
2005-08-20 136 Johnny Walker 135 18-16-0 Isle of Capri Casino, Biloxi,
Mississippi, United States
W UD 6 6
60-54 | 60-54 | 60-52
2005-07-26 135½ Carlos Valdez 133½ 8-5-0 W.C. Handy Pavilion, Memphis,
Tennessee, United States
W TKO 6 8
time: 1:21 | referee: Tony Phillips
2005-06-18 140 Anthony Middlebrooks 138 8-5-0 FedEx Forum, Memphis,
Tennessee, United States
W KO 1 6
time: 0:28
2005-06-11 136 Wayne Fletcher 137 4-11-1 MCI Center, Washington, District
of Columbia, United States
W TKO 6 6
time: 2:26
2005-05-22 134¾ Mario Lacey 130½ 7-9-4 Silver Star Casino, Choctaw,
Mississippi, United States
W KO 2 6
time: 2:20 | referee: Frank Santore Jr
2005-04-30 Martin Quiroz 2-9-0 Isle Of Capri, Lula,
Mississippi, United States
W TKO 5 6
2005-04-23 Michael Moss 10-26-2 Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel,
Tunica, Mississippi, United States
W TKO 4 4
2005-04-09 137¼ Edgar Pedraza 139¼ 1-13-3 Don Haskins Convention Center,
El Paso, Texas, United States
W UD 4 4
judge: Oren Shellenberger 40-36 | judge: Jerry Venzor 40-36 | judge: Raul Valencia 40-36
2004-12-12 137 Jose Angel Roman 139 4-4-2 Convention Center, Washington,
District of Columbia, United States
W UD 4 4
judge: Paul Artisst 40-36 | judge: James McAleer 40-36 | judge: Lloyd Scaife 40-36
2004-11-05 137 Bill Tipton 149 1-5-0 Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel,
Tunica, Mississippi, United States
W THO 1 4
time: 2:23
2004-10-23 136 Chris Burford 133 5-24-1 Isle of Capri Casino, Lula,
Mississippi, United States
W KO 2 4
time: 1:27 | judge: Louis Henry | judge: Reccia Mullins | judge: Gerald Deming
2004-09-25 134 Toris Smith 160 1-15-0 FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee, United States W TKO 1 4
time: 2:29
Pro debut for Peterson