Even though his Saturday, May 18 bout against Lucas Matthysse is not a title defense, IBF Junior Welterweight champion Lamont Peterson sees the importance of the upcoming bout at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. The bout is a 12-round, 141-pound catchweight bout.
You can read what Peterson and his trainer, Barry Hunter, said by going to this link: http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/lamont-peterson-im-not-worried-about-matthysse-196085
By the way, the winner of tonight's main event at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK that will appear on Showtime between Cleotis Pendarvis and Dierry Jean will be the number one contender for Peterson's title. As we said before, two locals -- Cecil McCalla and Antoine Douglas -- will participate on the non-televised undercard.