Anthony Peterson scored a sixth-round TKO over Rameses Gil Saturday night at the Sun Dome in Tampa, FL. Once again, here's my Fightnews.com colleague Christopher Cook from ringside:
The more experienced Peterson took the opening round, but found a willing opponent in the second, as Gil worked the left uppercut several times against him. A straight right by Peterson nearly knocked Gil out of the ring in the fourth, with the ropes saving him. Gil shook off the knockdown easily and was able to continue. Peterson took to the body in the sixth round, landing a hard right – left combo square to the midsection of Gil, dropping him to his knees. The referee waived off the bout at the 2:15 mark of the round, giving Peterson a TKO victory.
Peterson, in his first action in 11 months, is now 35-1, 23 KO's. Gil, who lost to Mike Reed in the 2013 Beltway Boxing Bout of The Year in September of 2013, is now 8-12-5, five KO's.