Monday, January 28, 2013

L.Peterson Signs Multi-Year Deal With Golden Boy Promotions!

(Photo by Juan Marshall, ProAmFightTalk)

IBF Light Welterweight champion and DC native Lamont Peterson has signed a multi-year, multi-fight deal with Golden Boy Promotions.  Peterson announced the signing at a press conference this afternoon at the HeadBangers Gym in Southwest DC.

Peterson is the fifth Beltway Boxer to be associated in whole or in part with Golden Boy Promotions joining Seth Mitchell, Fernando Guerrero, Gary Russell, Jr. and the debuting D'Mitrius Ballard.  Also, this signing means that Golden Boy has cornered the major championship market in the 140-pound division as IBF champ Peterson joins WBC Interim champ Lucas Matthysse and WBA/WBO titleholder Danny Garcia under the Golden Boy banner.

"We are thrilled that Lamont Peterson will be joining Golden Boy Promotions' team," said President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya in a press release.  "We know firsthand what Lamont Peterson can do, as he's been in the ring with our fighters Amir Khan and  Victor Ortiz.  We know that he is the kind of individual that will be an asset to our team and great competitor in the 140-pound weight class."

"I am excited about signing with Golden Boy Promotions and the opportunity to work with them again," said Peterson.  "Being with Golden Boy really gives me the chance to make the best fights available in my weight class.  I want to fight the best in the world at 140 [pounds] and I know it can happen as a member of the Golden Boy team.  I am optimistic that this is a decision that will help further my career."


13 comments:

LaShaun Yates said...

Team Russell would like to congratulate Peterson on his career move with Golden Boy Promotions.

Although, we are not signed to Golden Boy Promotions the working relationship between Team Russell and Golden Boy has been very successful.

Congratulations, Lamont and Golden Boy Promotions!

Team Russell

Anonymous said...

Barry dumb ass finally did something good

Anonymous said...

Barry had to let him go. A little late, but later better than never. He did a good job with him. Its just so far one man can take you.

Anonymous said...

Lamont has a real chance at 140 against the top fighters golden boy has should be interesting good job Team Lamont

Anonymous said...

Did u hear anything about a tournament coming up in hampton va before the gloves?

Bruce Frank said...

Tournament in Hampton February 15-17, 2013. Contact Robert Jackson for information: 757-867-0632.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully this means more fights for DC

Anonymous said...

dumb ass Lamont is still with Barry, y'all hating mother fucker would love to see some shit like that.

Anonymous said...

Hey Gary, do you think Lamont, Seth, Fernando, and Ballard, will work together or support each other since they share the same Promotional company and are all from the DMV?

Gary Digital Williams said...

A clarification first. Only Peterson, Mitchell and Ballard are actually Golden Boy signees. Russell and Guerrero have ties with Golden Boy through Al Haymon but are not signed with the company.

To answer your question, I believe there is definitely will be support for everyone involved. I believe there will be some working together in the future.

Anonymous said...

Its about time these gyms, fighters, and trainers establish some unity and stop hoping for each others downfall.

Anonymous said...

Hey Gary any word on the undercard for Lamont fight ?

Gary Digital Williams said...

No word yet. I have inquired with folks at Gary Shaw Promotions, no word yet.