Stacked Broner v Granados Card Adds Avanesyan v Peterson & Brown v Williams

Avanesyan BCINCINNATI (January 24, 2017) -WBA Welterweight Champion David Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KOs) will defend his title against former two-time world champion Lamont Peterson (34-3-1, 17 KOs) in a 12-round matchup that serves as the co-main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday, February 18 from the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Televised coverage on SHOWTIME begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with unbeaten light heavyweight contender “Sir” Marcus Browne (18-0, 13 KOs) meeting hard-hitting former title challenger Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. (20-2, 14 KOs) in a 10-round showdown. The event is headlined by former four-division world champion Adrien Broner taking on hard-hitting contender Adrian Granados. “It is a great pleasure for…

PBC: Quillin/Lee Non-Title Bout, Garcia v Peterson A Go

***Update*** Peter Quillin fails to lose 1.4 pounds, bout with Andy Lee now a non-title fight. BROOKLYN — Today in New York, participants on Saturday’s addition of Premier Boxing Champions hit the scales for their final weigh-in. The fights will be broadcast on NBC at 5:30PM PST. Fighting at a catchweight of 143 pounds in the main event, junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia weighed in at 142.2 pounds while Lamont Peterson eased in right at the 143 pound weigh limit. In the co-feature event, former WBO middleweight champion Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin tipped the scales at 161.4 pounds while champion Andy Lee came in under the limit at 159.6 pounds. Quillin now has two hours to…

Danny Garcia Media Day (April 1, 2015)

Photos by Darryl Cobb Philadelphia, PA (April 1, 2015) – Ten days out from the second installment of Premier Boxing Champions on NBC (8:30 pm ET/5:30 p.m. PT), Danny “Swift” Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) held a media workout at the DSG gym. Garcia is set to fight Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday, April 11 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Garcia and Peterson combine to hold most of the major world titles at junior welterweight but none will be on the line when they fight. Nonetheless the bout is scheduled for 12 rounds, just at a catchweight of 143 lbs. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, are priced at $300, $200, $150, $100, $80…

[Photos/Quotes] Lamont Peterson DC Media Workout

LAMONT PETERSON WORKS OUT FOR WASHINGTON D.C. MEDIA AHEAD OF  HIS APRIL 11 PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBC BOUT AT BARCLAYS CENTER Photo Credit: Rouse Photography Group   Washington D.C. (March 26, 2015) – A little more than two weeks in advance of his highly anticipated bout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) hosted media at the Bald Eagle Recreation Center in Washington, D.C. Lamont, his brother Anthony and Lamont’s trainer, Barry Hunter, took some time out of their training schedule to discuss Lamont’s Premier Boxing Champions showdown against Danny “Swift” Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) on April 11.   Below please find notable quotes from the event, which was attended by print, broadcast and online media outlets from around the region:   Lamont…

Garcia, Peterson, and Jacobs All Win At Barclays

BROOKLYN, NY – Photo Credit: Amanda Kwok / SHOWTIME Golden Boy Promotions/Hoganphotos Danny “Swift ” Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) looked sharp with a crushing second-round knockout victory over “Lighting” Rod Salka (19-4, 3 KOs) in the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® main event in front of 7,012 fans Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Garcia knocked Salka down twice before laying his challenger flat on his back with a powerful left hook with 29 seconds left in the second round to secure the knockout victory. Garcia, of Philadelphia, showed his skills outpunching his opponent, landing 52 percent of his power punches, 24 percent of his jabs and 43 percent of his total punches. Salka, of…

[Live Stream] Garcia v Salka Weigh-In 11AM

BROOKLYN, NY – Today light welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and Rod Salka take the scales ahead of their Saturday night clash. Also weighing in, Daniel Jacobs vs Jarrod Fletcher and Lamont Peterson vs Edgar Santana. ABOUT “GARCIA VS. SALKA”: Garcia vs. Salka, a 10-round welterweight bout on Saturday, August 9, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. In the co-main event, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Dibella Entertainment, IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Lamont Peterson puts his title on the line against Edgar Santana in a 12-round championship bout. Opening the telecast, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Gary Cohen Promotions, Brooklyn’s own Daniel…

[Photos] Garcia/Salka Fight Card Media Workout

BROOKLYN, NY – Photos Courtesy of Showtime/Amanda Kwok Fight week is heating up as Danny “Swift” Garcia, “Lightning” Rod Salka,Lamont Peterson, Edgar “El Camacho” Santana, Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs, Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher and undercard fighters hosted a media workout at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y., today as they prepare for their bouts this Saturday, Aug. 9 at Barclays Center live on SHOWTIME®. The fighters put on their gear and showed off their skills in the ring after speaking to the assembled media members at Gleason’s Gym. Here is what the participants had to say: DANNY GARCIA, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion  “It feels great to be here. I love the atmosphere in Brooklyn and I can’t wait for Saturday night….

Peterson: “Each Fight Out I Try To Get Better”

Photo Credit:  Delane Rose – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 31, 2014) – The August 9 Barclays Center fight card will have plenty of D.C. flavor with District-natives Lamont Peterson, Anthony Peterson plus Maryland’s D’Mitrius Ballard all appearing in the event. As they prepare for their respective bouts, the three talented boxers held an open media workout in Washington, D.C. on Thursday afternoon. Here is what the participants had to say: LAMONT PETERSON, IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion “Each fight out I try to get better and better, I add new things to my camp. I’m focused more on my craft. I’m not a fighter who wins a belt and will be satisfied…

Peterson Comeback Successful, Charlo Still Undefeated

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 26, 2014) – Lamont Peterson dazzled in front of his hometown crowd on Saturday night scoring a unanimous decision victory over Dierry Jeanto retain his IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C., live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. In the co-main event, 23-year-old top junior middleweight prospect Jermell Charlo remained undefeated in a unanimous decision victory over gutsy veteran Gabriel Rosado.  The telecast will replay Sunday, Jan. 26 at 9 a.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME and Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME. In between the main and co-main event of the evening, world champion Adrien Broner sat down with SHOWTIME host Brian Kenny for an in-depth interview following his December loss to Marcos Maidana. Peterson (32-2-1,…

First and Last Chances: Peterson vs. Jean Preview

By Special Contributor, Ismael AbduSalaam  The last time we saw Lamont Peterson in a boxing ring, he was experiencing what all fighters dread… the loving embrace of one Steve Smoger. If you find yourself in Smoger’s arms, one thing is certain — you took one hell of an ass-whooping. You don’t have to tell that twice to Peterson, who saw his standing as a top player in the junior welterweight division fall dramatically after he was bounced off the canvas twice last May by the concussive fists of Lucas Matthysse, who scored a third round TKO and went on to pay-per-view heights that September in a unification bout with Danny Garcia. Meanwhile, Peterson kept his…