Lamont Peterson

Lamont Peterson Professional Boxer

LAMONT PETERSON

Lamont Peterson (born January 24, 1984) is an American boxer in the light welterweight division and the current unified WBA (Super) and IBF Junior Welterweight Champion with a current record of (30 Wins(15 KO’s)- 1 Loss, 1 Draw). Lamont Peterson is one of the hottest prospects in the world in the Jr. Welterweight division. He is a true testament to the old adage that hard work and dedication pays off. He is the true American success story. After 17 years of organized boxing (10 as an amateur and seven as a professional) Lamont accomplished his life long dream of becoming a world champion. It happen in thrilling fashion with a victory over Amir Khan on December 10, 2011, in his hometown of Washington, DC, before an enthusiastic crowd of nine thousand people, as millions around the world watched the HBO telecast as a new star in the sport of boxing was born.
Prior to that Peterson and his younger brother Anthony Peterson had been regularly featured on ESPN boxing telecasts, and their compelling story has been frequently discussed on the show. Their plight with homelessness at an early age has been well documented as they ascend up the world rankings. The Petersons were left without parents at an early age, with their father in prison and their mother suffering personal issues. The brothers were reportedly homeless on the streets of Washington, DC for several years. While homeless at age 10, they were noticed by Barry Hunter, a boxing coach. Over time Hunter developed their boxing skills while mentoring them and both brothers morphed into amateur boxing stars.

Pro Career

In 2009 Peterson defeated Blain by 7th round TKO to win the Interim WBO light welterweight title. He fought Timothy Bradley for a major title in late 2009, but lost by unanimous decision.
On the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana, Lamont faced title challenger Victor Ortiz on December 11 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and fought to a majority draw.

Peterson defeated Amir Khan for the WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles in Washington DC on 10 December 2011 by split decision. There was some controversy over the refereeing, due to two point deductions against Khan for pushing off.

Amateur Career

2001 National Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion. He became 141 lbs US champion in 2003. He holds wins over Rock Allen 2003 who beat him twice 2004 in the Olympic box-offs, Mike Alvarado, and Andre Dirrell, as well as 2003 amateur world champion Willy Blain (in 2003).

Professional Record

30 Wins (15 KOs), 1 Defeat, 1 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
N/A n/a Amir Khan - 12 2012-05-19 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Defends WBA (Super)/IBF
light welterweight titles.
Win 30-1-1 Amir Khan SD 12 2011-12-10 Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C Won WBA (Super)/IBF
light welterweight titles.
Win 29-1-1 Victor Cayo KO 12 (12), 2:46 2011-07-29 Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada IBF light welterweight title Eliminator.
Draw 28-1-1 Victor Ortiz MD 10 2010-12-11 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada  
Win 28-1 Damian Fuller TKO 7 (10), 1:10 2010-04-10 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada  
Loss 27-1 Timothy Bradley UD 12 2009-12-12 Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, California For WBO light welterweight title.
Win 27-0 Willy Blain TKO 7 (12), 1:47 2009-04-25 Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamon Won Interim WBO light welterweight title.
Win 26-0 Lanardo Tyner UD 10 2008-11-01 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Won Interim NABF light welterweight title.
Win 25-0 Rogelio Castañeda, Jr. TKO 9 (10), 2:50 2008-07-05 Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada  
Win 24-0 Antonio Mesquita UD 10 2008-01-04 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi  
Win 23-0 Humberto Toledo KO 1 (8), 2:28 2007-11-17 Casablanca Casino, Providenciales  
Win 22-0 Frankie Santos RTD 6 (12), 3:00 2007-09-07 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi Won NABO light welterweight title.
Win 21-0 John Brown TKO 8 (12), 0:28 2007-05-25 DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia  
Win 20-0 Juaquin Gallardo UD 8 2007-01-05 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi  
Win 19-0 Marteze Logan UD 8 2006-11-18 Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi  
Win 18-0 Omar Bernal TKO 6 (8), 1:19 2006-09-01 Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino, East Peoria, Illinois  
Win 17-0 Mario Ramos UD 10 2006-04-28 4 Bears Casino & Lodge, New Town, North Dakota  
Win 16-0 Jose Leo Moreno UD 10 2006-02-17 FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee Won vacant WBC USNBC light welterweight title.
Win 15-0 Johnny Walker TKO 3 (6) 2005-12-10 Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi  
Win 14-0 Robert Frankel UD 8 2005-09-02 Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas  
Win 13-0 Meacher Major UD 6 2005-08-20 Isle of Capri Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi  
Win 12-0 Miguel Angel Torresillas UD 10 2005-07-19 Isle of Capri Hotel & Casino, Lula, Mississippi  
Win 11-0 John Frazier TKO 1 (6) 2005-06-18 FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee  
Win 10-0 Mikel Williams UD 6 2005-05-22 Silver Star Casino, Choctaw, Mississippi  
Win 9-0 Orlando Jesus Soto UD 6 2005-04-30 Isle of Capri Hotel & Casino, Lula, Mississippi  
Win 8-0 Larry Cunningham TKO 4 2005-04-23 Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi  
Win 7-0 Oscar Perez TKO 1 (4) 2005-04-09 Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas  
Win 6-0 Sheldon Mosley TKO 2 (6) 2005-02-19 Isle of Capri Hotel & Casino, Lula, Mississippi  
Win 5-0 Steve Verdin UD 4 2005-01-22 Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi  
Win 4-0 Daniel Craycraft UD 4 2004-12-12 Convention Center, Washington, District of Columbia  
Win 3-0 Michael Moss KO 1 (4), 2:20 2004-11-05 Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi  
Win 2-0 Walter Gilliam UD 4 2004-10-23 Isle of Capri Hotel & Casino, Lula, Mississippi  
Win 1-0 Nicholas Dean TKO 1 (4), 0:22 2004-09-25 FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee Professional debut

Achievements

New title WBO Super Lightweight Champion
Interim Title

April 25 2009 – December 12, 2009
Unified by Timothy Bradley
Preceded by
Amir Khan
WBA Light Welterweight Champion
Super Title

December 10, 2011 – present
Incumbent
IBF Light Welterweight Champion
December 10, 2011 – present