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Peterson victorious and the new WBA Welterweight World Champion

CINCINNATI— Lamont Peterson’s welterweight debut began with scant activity but finished in a flurry of punishing combinations, particularly during the championship rounds, leaving no doubt that the District boxer and his team had made the correct choice in moving up to 147 pounds. Saturday night’s unanimous decision over Russia’s David Avanesyan at Cintas Cinter for the World Boxing Association welterweight championship provided full validation, with two judges scoring the bout 116-112 and a third 115-113. Peterson, the former unified world … Continue reading

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