For Lamont Peterson, it was definitely too little, too late. Peterson frustrated Danny Garcia with movement and solid defense in the early rounds but didn't do enough offensively and lose a 12-round majority decision in front of a packed house at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and a national television and radio audience.
Peterson was very impressive in the final four rounds of the contest battering Garcia with hard shots but it simply was not enough on the scorecards. One judge scored the bout a draw at 114-114 but was overruled by the other two judges who scored the bout 115-113.
Peterson is now 32-3-1, 17 KO's and no longer holds the IBF Super Lightweight championship. The IBF said earlier this week that they would strip Peterson of the title if he lost tonight. Garcia remains undefeated at 30-0, 17 KO's.