Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Peterson Defends IBF Junior Welterweight Title Against Santana August 9 in Brooklyn!

IBF Junior Welterweight champion Lamont Peterson has an opponent for his Saturday, August 9 title defense at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Peterson (32-2-1, 16 KO's) will face Edgar "El Chamaco" Santana of New York City by way of Puerto Rico in this title defense -- one of three title bouts on this card.

Santana (29-4, 20 KO's) has won his last three bouts by knockout, including a first-round stoppage of Michael Clark in his last outing on November 22 in Dover, DE for the NABA Junior Welterweight title.

The promoters of the card -- Golden Boy Promotions -- are hoping that Peterson will win his defense and that WBC and WBA Super World champion Danny Garcia will win his defense against Rod Salka on the same night.  This would lead to a unification contest later in the year.

The third title bout will be for the vacant WBA Middleweight championship -- Daniel Jacobs will face Jarrod Fletcher.  All three bouts will be televised by Showtime.


ACW said...

Any word on TV?
Also, any chance that if both win Lamont-Garcia will be in DC?

Gary Digital Williams said...

Read the last line of the post. No word yet on whether Peterson-Garcia would be in DC.

ACW said...

Oops, that's my bad on the last line.

Juan Marshall said...

Lamont Peterson along with fighters from the area before him, I'm excited to see that we have talent on every level in the Beltway Boxing area. The Beltway Boxing area is making a clear statement that there is top talent being recognized by top promoters. Congratulations to Lamont Peterson for working hard to get to the top and staying on the top level of professional boxing. He's good for boxing and most of all he's good for this area.