The opponent for undefeated DC lightweight Anthony Peterson's Thursday, June 26 bout at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada has been announced.
His name is Fernando "The Thief" Trejo from Jarrell, TX by way of Mexico City. Trejo (30-13-4, 18 KO's) is a veteran who in the last few years has fought better-known competition including the likes of Ebo Elder, Agnaldo Nunes and Bobby Pacquiao, whom he lost to by TKO in the fourth round in his last outing on November 23 in Cabazon, CA.
Peterson (26-0, 19 KO's) is coming off an eighth-round TKO over Jose Antonio Izquierdo on January 4 in Biloxi, MS.
This contest will be the main event on the Versus Network.
Lamont Peterson (24-0, 11 KO's) will be on the Saturday, July 5 card from Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as the televised co-feature. The opponent is still to be announced. This bout will be televised by Showtime.