Saturday, December 12, 2009

Peterson Loses Unanimous Decision in WBO Title Bout!

DC's Lamont Peterson lost a tough unanimous decision to undefeated Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley for Bradley's WBO Junior Welterweight championship tonight in front of a nationally-televised Showtime audience at the Agua Caliente Resort and Casino in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Peterson survived a knockdown in the third round and came back to show incredible amounts of heart and grit as he tried to land punches on Bradley. But it wasn't to be as Bradley showed great boxing skill and defense to earn a decisive victory.

Judge Denny Nelson scored the bout 118-110. Jose Cabion saw the bout 119-108 while Fritz Werner scored a shutout for Bradley 120-107.

Peterson loses for the first time in his pro career and he is now 27-1, 13 KO's. Bradley is now 25-0, 11 KO's.

This note must be made: Both of these men showed how important class is. In an age where the opposite of class -- where self-gratification and showing how important "I" am is prevelant in all of sports -- it was so refreshing to see two young men walk in the ring with class and leave the ring with even more class. Personally, I will be rooting for Timothy Bradley in everything he does from here on out. And of course, the heart Lamont Peterson showed tonight hopefully will lead to more big fights down the road. He truly deserves that. Boxing fans should be very proud tonight.

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good fight Lamont. Bradley fought a smart fight and executed his game plan. I hope this loss makes you a better fighter and wish you the best and can't wait to see your comeback fight.

Anonymous said...

Good fight Lamont. keep ur head up

inama said...

The only one in the corner that knew anything was Andrew. He has been there,done that.

Citionta said...

Oh Please!

Untion said...

I agree Andew is the most experianced, but Hunter knew them kids since theye were 12 years old. They seem to be loyal to him}
Is Tye related to them?

Nesse said...

Tye was just knocked out in Maryland. Lamont just lost. Ant is the best out of the bunch and the only one left with a chance.

Worio said...

Well, some of the amateurs won tonite in the silver gloves. Better luck this week than the spanking last week.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit-we was robbed. Dont worry we are all still going and will see what happens in Wilmington.

Anonymous said...

Illegal! Illegal! Illegal!

Anonymous said...

Pay-Back in North Carolina

Anonymous said...

Why would u have a taller boxer fight inside on a smaller opponent? Then on top of it go to the body leaving himself open for right hand counter's which Bradley hurt Lamont with a number of times with. Yeah, Bradley and his corner fought a smart fight. Lamont's corner was out classed and out coached. It's time to hand him over too someone with more experience!

Anonymous said...

Timothy Bradley defended his WBO 140-pound title and remained unbeaten with a dominant unanimous decision over Lamont Peterson on Saturday night.

With the hometown crowd chanting his name even before the opening bell, Bradley (25-0, 11 KOs) delighted his fans with his superior skill and speed, blemishing the perfect record of his friend and former roommate from their amateur days.

Peterson (27-1), the Washington, D.C., native who overcame childhood homelessness to become a title contender, was knocked down for the first time in his career by an overhand right in the third round.

Peterson rallied courageously, but Bradley picked him apart through the late rounds to stay among boxing's top rising champions.

Anonymous said...

Palm Springs' Timothy Bradley defended his World Boxing Organization junior-welterweight title Saturday night by defeating Lamont Peterson by unanimous decision at Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage.

The faster, stronger Bradley won by lopsided scores, 118-110, 119-108 and 120-107, knocking the game Peterson down in the third round.

We'll have more on this fight later at latimes.com/sports and in Sunday's newspaper.

--Lance Pugmire

Anonymous said...

Timothy Bradley defended his WBO 140-pound title and remained unbeaten with a dominant unanimous decision over Lamont Peterson on Saturday night.
With the hometown crowd chanting his name even before the opening bell, Bradley (25-0, 11 KOs) delighted his fans with his superior skill and speed, blemishing the perfect record of his friend and former roommate from their amateur days.

Peterson (27-1), the Washington, D.C., native who overcame childhood homelessness to become a title contender, was knocked down for the first time in his career by an overhand right in the third round.

Peterson rallied courageously, but Bradley picked him apart through the late rounds to stay among boxing's top rising champions.

"He came out and made me fight like no one ever has," Bradley said. "I think experience played a real big role. He had the right game plan, but he got a little careless, and he was rushing in there instead of following his jab. When he came in is when I nailed him."

Judge Fritz Werner gave every round to Bradley, scoring the fight 120-107, while Jose Cobian gave one round to Peterson for a 119-108 total. Judge Denny Nelson and The Associated Press both scored it 118-110 for Bradley.

Bradley had another outstanding night in the same desert casino where he dominated Nate Campbell for three rounds on Aug. 1 in a fight eventually ruled a no-contest due to an accidental head-butt.

Bradley might be the world's top fighter at 140 pounds, and he's hoping to be the biggest name in a division that no longer features Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton. Bradley has been rumored as an opponent for Amir Khan, the popular British Olympic silver medalist who's looking for an American breakthrough.

"I will fight whoever they want me to fight, and I don't care where I have to go," Bradley said.

Bradley caught Peterson with a nasty right hand to the nose about 60 seconds before the end of the first round, staggering Peterson back to the ropes. Bradley landed another handful of damaging right hands in the second round, with Peterson struggling to contain his speed and power.

"My game plan was to win the first round, but in the middle of the first round, I got hit real hard by a couple of right hands," Peterson said. "It really bothered me. I lost the round, I fell behind, I got reckless. I couldn't make it up. I gave it all I had. He's a great champion."

Bradley was credited for a knockdown early in the third when Peterson slipped to a knee after catching a right while leaning forward, but Peterson rallied later in the round with body shots. Bradley fought more defensively for the next few rounds before catching a second wind and peppering Peterson with counterpunches.

"He tried to break me down, but my condition was superior," Bradley said.

Peterson, who had never been past the 10th round, kept moving forward but found no holes in Bradley's attack. Bradley caught Peterson with a handful of big shots in the 11th and cruised to the win, flexing for the crowd at the final bell.

"He left it all in the ring," said Barry Hunter, the Peterson brothers' trainer and mentor. "He had no more to give."

Peterson's brother, undefeated contender Anthony Peterson, stood near ringside and yelled instructions throughout the 12 rounds.

Earlier at the Agua Caliente Resort, Vic Darchinyan (33-2, 27 KOs) stopped Tomas Rojas with a single right cross in the second round to defend his 115-pound title.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Anonymous said...

Bradley retains Jr. Welter crown with unanimous decision over Peterson

Timothy Bradley retained the WBO Jr. Welterweight championship with a twelve round unanimous decision over Lamont Peterson in a battle of unbeaten’s at the Agua Caliente Hotel and Resort in Rancho Mirage, California.


In round one, Bradley rocked Peterson on two occasions with right hands down the middle. Bradley continued to rock etersonin round two as he could not miss with the right hand as he buckled Peterson on a couple of occasions.In round three, Bradley landed a right on the top of the head that put Peterson on his knees that was ruled a knockdown. That seemed to wake Peterson up for a moment as he came back with ripping shots and a nice left hook. Peterson carried that momentum into the next round as he landed some nice shots in close. Round five saw Bradley begin to work the body. The accumulation started to show in round six as Peterson started to bleed around the left eye.

Peterson began to trickle blood from his nose after eating Bradley jab. Bradley was in control over the middle rounds as he boxed and moved very nicely. Peterson tried to make a stand in round ten as he landed a nice hook near the end of the frame.

The two finished with a heated exchange down the stretch but it wasn’t enough for Peterson.

Bradley, of Palm Springs, California won by scores of 118-110; 119-108; 120-107 to remain undefeated at 25-0-1. Peterson, 139 lbs of Washington, DC is now 27-1.

Vic Darchinyan returned to the Super Flyweight division with a bang as he scored an explosive second round knockout over Tomas Rojas to retain his WBA/WBC Super Flyweight titles.

Rojas was doing well over the first five minutes as he used his height and was landing some solid combinations. Darchinyan made it a brawl at the end of the first round and Rojas obliged by firing back.

Late in round two, Drachinyan unloaded a perfect left that rattled the chin of Rojas and sent the challenger down and referee Raul Caiz Jr. stopped the bout at 2:54 of round two.

Darchinyan returned the 115 lb division after dropping a unanimous decision to former IBF Bantamweight cha,pio Joseph Agbeko in July. Darchinyan, 114 1/1 lbs of Sydney, Australia is now 33-2-1 with twenty seven knockouts. Rojas, 113 1/2 lbs of Veracruz, Mexico is now 32-11

Anonymous said...

You will need to be a U.S. citizen and at least 17 and no more than 34 years old. In order to get a spot in the Olympic Trials in 2011, you will need to win one of the following national tournaments in your weight class: National PAL (2010, Golden Gloves (2010), Eastern, Western and Mid-Western Trials (2010 or 11) and get either the gold or silver medal in the 2011 U.S. Championships. This could all change between now and the qualifying dates, but it's the basics. Most boxers who make it to the Olympic Trials have had at least 9 years amateur experience including national and international.

Anonymous said...

That's a real honest quote from Lamont about the right hands turning the fight around early. The good thing is that he understands what went wrong, so he can admit it, address it and correct it. He's a great fighter and if you are an undefeated champion these days, you probably haven't fought the best. Everyone takes Ls but it's how you take them and come back from them that shows your character.

Anonymous said...

Bradley:
"He came out and made me fight like no one ever has. I think experience played a real big role. He had the right game plan, but he got a little careless, and he was rushing in there instead of following his jab. When he came in is when I nailed him."

AND

Peterson:
"My game plan was to win the first round, but in the middle of the first round, I got hit real hard by a couple of right hands. It really bothered me. I lost the round, I fell behind, I got reckless. I couldn't make it up. I gave it all I had. He's a great champion."

Anonymous said...

The kids with Hunter have never transformed from amateurs to pros because hunter is a good amateur coach but is lost as a pro coach. there were no adjustments made throughout the fight. who were peterson's sparring partners. hopefully they weren't just his buddies in the gym. the petersons could still accomplish great things in boxing but they need a real pro coach. if hunter really loves the kids like he says he does he will turn them loose.

Anonymous said...

Bradley pounds Peterson to keep 140-pound title
By GREG BEACHAM
AP SPORTS WRITER

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Timothy Bradley defended his WBO 140-pound title and remained unbeaten with a dominant unanimous decision over Lamont Peterson on Saturday night.

With the hometown crowd chanting his name even before the opening bell, Bradley (25-0, 11 KOs) delighted his fans with his superior skill and speed, blemishing the perfect record of his friend and former roommate from their amateur days.

Peterson (27-1), the Washington, D.C., native who overcame childhood homelessness to become a title contender, was knocked down for the first time in his career by an overhand right in the third round.

Peterson rallied courageously, but Bradley picked him apart through the late rounds to stay among boxing's top rising champions.


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Anonymous said...

Peterson came in with a strong gameplan but failed. He figured being in Bradley's hometown he would come out the agressor, to get a couple of rounds under his belt so that he would be able to box later in the fight. It just so happened that Timothy Bradley is the WRONG guy to trade with. He was slick, he was fast, he moved well, he landed crisply and in bunches...really impressive. At that point Peterson being down on points early was forced to engage and thats when Timothy just began dazzling. Moving, countering, forcing Peterson out of his gameplan. Peterson who wanted to use his quick jab to counter and fight on the outside ended up leading and trying to get inside. Great fight for Timothy, far and away the best 140lber in the world

Anonymous said...

Andrew is nothing but a cutman at best. Lol..

Anonymous said...

That's laughable because Andrew Council has probably forgot more about boxing than Barry Hunter has ever known.

Anonymous said...

what a ass whiping. i didnt really even think lamont won a round. bad year for head bangers as 2 were exposed badly. barnette stopped then peterson totally out classed. guerrero is up now against other local boxer nicklow. if guerrero loses that will be the third strike for them this year

Anonymous said...

That's laughable because Andrew Council is only the 3rd coach over there and that may be too much for him to handle. He's not a difference maker.

Lamont showed a lot of heart but was totally out of his league. He needs to stop fighting them cup cakes and get that experience required to compete with the best in the world.

Anonymous said...

Barry is overrated!

Anonymous said...

How the hell u gonna fight first and then box later and your the taller fighter. That's a backwards ass plan for his corner to give him. As far as fighting in Bladley backyard his manager (Barry) shouldn't have sold him out with that dumb ass deal. When it was mandatory that Bradley had to fight him. So what was the purpose for fighting him there? Uhhmmmm did someone get paid off? What was the split 75% for Bradley 25% for Lamont. Fighting in his backyard! Maybe Lamont's manager just got played by the Big Boys! Open your eyes young man.

Anonymous said...

Lamont will bounce back. One lost doesn't stop you from reaching your goals. Keep your head up!

Anonymous said...

I hope his pockets are padded. That would help him in his bounce back.

Anonymous said...

does There always have to be somebody's head that has to roll when a fighter losses? This time alot of you are picking on Barry Hunter.You couldn't be more wrong.
As long as the Petersons were winning every fight Barry was the greatest thing since peanut butter
and now that Lamont lost one Barry suddenly becomes a whipping post for you people that are dissapointed.I realize that it was the world title but believe me you haven't seen the last of Lamont Peterson and Barry as far as that goes.Timothy Bradley beat nate campbell like he owned him and nate is considered one of the best around but you didn't see him manhandle Lamont like that. I will be very surprised if both of the Petersons don't win a title or two.
Lamont could have done afew things better last night but he could have did alot worse.Bradley edged out most of the rounds but they were still competative.I don't want to sound like a broken record
so I will stop here with I hope that some of you people would support Barry and his crew rather than bash them.
Peace and may your christmas be a good one.

Kris Kringle

caligula said...

anybody talks bad about barry is a jerk.tell that to his face.a great coach...

Anonymous said...

You guys had the nerve to say he punish Mayweather???? Stay in your lane. Humble pie for you all.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Barry could have seen more if he took them shades off....

Anonymous said...

Barry was horrible. He has never graduated from the amateurs and it showed last night. Lamont had no Plan A and definitely had no Plan B. I appreciate what Barry has done for the Petersons lives but if he cared about them he would help them get in with a REAL professional trainer. And Guerrero needs to get out of that gym fast and get himself a real trainer before he gets beat by a fighter who gets better training and better sparring.

Anonymous said...

Message for Barry Hunter> DC is full of haters! There will be more opportunities for the Peterson's and Barry Hunter will be right there...If this guy is so bad why is he one of the coaches for the next US Olympic Boxing Team...Styles make fights and Saturday night Lamont's style did not work but he never gave up...Trust me on this, you have not seen the last of this guy...Both of these boys will get titles in the very near future and Hunter will be the one that gets them there...

Anonymous said...

People need to stop bashing somebody because of a lost. Lamont lost for the first time, he lost to a better fighter, no shame in that. And for people saying he need's a new trainer are just plain crazy, how come all of a sudden u think Hunter doesn't know anything about pro boxing, because of one lost that's stupid. They will regroup and come back. Bradley is just a better fighter right now.

Anonymous said...

Bradley was no where near the amateur Lamont was. But he is a better pro? Why is that? It is because he has gotten better training since his amateur days by professional minded coaches that understand what it takes to compete and win as a pro. Hunter never transitioned from an amateur coach to a pro coach and therefore his pupils still fight like amateurs. Peterson is easily the more naturally skilled fighter over Bradley bu has not been taught to properly throw his right hand and how to use his height and reach to control a fight. He also spends his sparring time with family and friends such as his brother and Barnett which can never be as intense as a complete stranger that is there to get you ready for a world title fight. I hang this loss 10% on Peterson and 90% on Hunter.

Anonymous said...

Great fight L.P. 'Old Bradley' was countering with that right hand during the first 3 rounds. Thats when you stopped using the jab. The inside work was brilliant though. Sometimes different types of jabs eliminate the ability of an opponent to counter, especially when you send that right hand 'down the pike' behind them (whenever you want). I'm not 'Monday Morning Quarterbacking', cause you represented everything you wanted and that you've been through. That jab you used is a great jab, but there are others for different times. The way you use the one you threw is the fastest jab in my opinion, but the others allow you to use more angles.

Great job

Anonymous said...

The 'boxing historian' of this area says that there are 7-8 different ways to throw your jab, as did Sugar Ray Robinson. I only saw one Saturday night. Compare that, '1',....,'8'. As far as I've seen, Joppy has had the 'best jab in boxin' since Ali. Imagine adding 7 jabs to the one you currently own.

Still, 'you a gritty m---er f-cker'! A'int nobody gritted their teeth after a knock down the way you did from this area in a title bout: D.C. or B'more. Actually you probably got that grit from 'one of' your trainers, who was trained by the area's 'boxing historian'.

Anonymous said...

The venom on this website is ridculous...Half of you people have never put on gloves, managed, promoted, or sparred with anyone. STFU. Merry Christmas!
You live and you learn...Good Fight Lamont!

Sydnee Thompson

You guys have all this great anonymous advice???

Anonymous said...

headbangers got exposed for what they are overated

Anonymous said...

overrated because he lost to a real good world champion? Are you retarded? Kris kringle spoke the truth.

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Anonymous said...

Barry Lamont and the team,don't know if you guys read this stuff but 99 percent of the people here were pulling for you but there are always going to be a few people that develope their own opinion about things and wait for you to fail so they can say I told you so.
You guys have accomplished many goals in this sport and you will capture the big prize soon enough

Kris Kringle

Anonymous said...

i see so many fighter's going
gym to gym getting sparring
but they never visit the headbangers gym,i wonder why?

coach kenny, upton boxing

headbanger's

keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

coach kenny well do you ever see the headbangers travel to any other gymsand anyway what would you gain by going to that small shithole why dont they travel because they are not welcome in alot of gyms why would you want those negative bastards around your kids

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with this area, how come we can't support our own?? Lamont lost his first fight to a very good boxer, so now his coach doesn't know how to coach wow, what kind of since does that make? And for the person who said Bradley was no where the amatuer Lamont was I think u need to recheck that Bradley was a hell of a amatuer winning the Golden gloves and almost making the olympic team. He also won the J.O's. Bradley was the better fighter that night period. That doesn't make Lamont a bad fighter, all he has to do is regroup and come back. U dont become 27-0 by not knowing how to box?

Anonymous said...

I have a lot of respect for Lamont. He fought with heart, courage, and skill but Bradley showed that he may be a very special fighter. No shame in that performance by Lamont Peterson.

Asim said...

Barry, Lamont, Headbangers...keep bangin'. I wish you Brothas all the best in the future.

Anonymous said...

"U dont become 27-0 by not knowing how to box?"

You become 27-0 by this;

Blain, Tyner, Castaneda, Mesquita, Toledo, Santos, Brown, Gallardo, Logan, Bernal, Ramos, Moreno, Walker, Frankel, Major, Torresillas, Frazier, Williams, Soto, Cunningham, Perez, L. Mosely, Verdin, Craycraft, Moss, Gilliam & Dean.

Care to mention the combined record of those 27 "great" fighters? Let's be honest he was built with no challenging opposition. His matchmaker was really 27-0. Hunter should have never allowed him to be built so soft if he cared about the eventual outcome. He let Lamont think he was ready. So now Hunter can't not only train at the professional level; he also can't manage at the professional level.

By the way Timothy Bradley fought for a World Title at 19-0. The combined record of his opposition at 19-0 was 257-139-16. Lamont Peterson at 19-0 had fought an opposition with a combined record of 166-163-21.



"And for the person who said Bradley was no where the amatuer Lamont was I think u need to recheck that Bradley was a hell of a amatuer winning the Golden gloves and almost making the olympic team."

Was Bradley as good as Lamont as an amateur? Seriously? Bradley was no where near making the Olympic Team. You need to check your facts. He was a descent amateur fighting heavy with a 125-20 record as an amateur. Lamont was a prized Jewel of the USA Boxing amateur system. Bradley has gotten better since 2004, Lamont has not. Why?

Anonymous said...

So i guess 125-20, is not a great amatuer record. Winning the golden gloves means nothing, and Bradley was in the running for the olympic's, he lost a close decision in the tournament, and was in the top four in his division that's a fact.