(photo by Mike Greenhill)
Lamont Peterson has successfully defended his IBF Junior Welterweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over a game Dierry Jean.
After a relatively close four rounds, it seemed as if Peterson felt Jean couldn't hurt him. At round five, Peterson picked up the pace that would eventually lead him to victory.
The scores were:
Pasquale Procopio 115-113
Michael Ancona 118-111
Samuel Conde 116-112.
Peterson is now 32-2-1, 21 KO's while Jean suffers his first pro loss and is now 25-1, 17 KO's. A crowd of 5,668 saw the card.
It has been quite a night. Good night from DC!