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Peterson KO’s Cayo!

Posted in 2011, Reports with tags , , , , , on July 29, 2011 by Champ

Havoc Positioned For Title Shot!

Lamont “Havoc” Peterson (29-1-1, 14 kO’s) won his IBF Jr. Welter Title Eliminator verses Victor Cayo (26-2, 18 KO’s) via KO12 (2:46) Friday night on ESPN2. The opening rounds were even but Peterson would run away with the goods, save for round nine, in route to a KO in the twelfth.

Ortiz & Peterson Battle To Majority Draw

Posted in Site News with tags , on December 12, 2010 by Champ

Ringside report by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer Jr., From

It was “Vicious” Victor Ortiz’ fight to lose, and although he didn’t take the loss, he ended up coughing up the victory with a majority draw decision against Lamont Peterson in 10 round welterweight action.

Ortiz (28-2-2) took advantage of a stagnant Lamont Peterson and mounted a lead in the first half of the fight and seemed to be well on his way to a victory.

The early advantage was punctuated by a 10-7 third round where Ortiz dropping Peterson twice and appeared to be in control. But Peterson (28-1-1) was able to counter Ortiz’ advances and began to land power shots on the face of Ortiz.
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Crossroads fight for Ortiz, Peterson

Posted in 2010, Boxing News, From with tags , , on December 8, 2010 by Champ

Lamont Peterson, Ortiz ImageStory by Andreas Hale, From
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Lamont Peterson and Victor Ortiz were both on the fast track to stardom in the boxing world when their respective dreams were deferred in 2009. Ortiz (28-2, 22 KOs) was dealt a crushing blow when he could take no more punishment and threw in his own towel against Marcos Maidana last June. Peterson (28-1, 14 KOs) would see his train derailed as he was soundly beaten by Timothy Bradley last December. But since then, both fighters have sought to get their respective careers on track and will meet in a collision this Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on the co-featured bout of the Khan vs Maidana headliner. On Monday’s conference call both junior welterweights were of little words but got their points across as their date with destiny nears . . .
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ESPN2 boxing – Peterson Brothers , back In Biloxi, MS – Jan 5!

Posted in 2006, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , on December 6, 2006 by Champ

Nate Yoder – Prize Fight Boxing
Biloxi, MS – Boxing makes a triumphant return to the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Friday, January 5th as ESPN opens it’s 2007 season of “Friday Night Fights” live from the beautiful Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Featured on the 5 bout card from the Beau Rivage will be the undefeated Peterson brothers who will be making their fourth appearance on ESPN. Anthony Peterson 21-0 (16 KO’s) will be putting his NABO Lightweight Title on the line against Juan Humberto Garza 28-2 (23 KO’s) in the 12 round main event. Currently, Anthony is ranked #3 in the world and was recently voted as ESPN’s 2006 Prospect of the Year. Anthony is a lightning fast boxer/puncher who looks to continue his ascension up the world rankings. Standing in Anthony’s way is Juan Humberto Garza from Cardereyta, Mexico. Garza, the current Mexican Lightweight Champion, is aiming to defeat Peterson and take his NABO title back to his home of Mexico. As a result, this 12 round main event is sure to keep fight fans on the edge of their seats.

In the feature bout of the evening, WBC US Jr. Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson 19-0 (8 KO’s) puts his undefeated record on the line against Juaquin Gallardo 17-5-1 (6 KO’s) from San Leandro, California. This 8 round bout features the elder Peterson brother against the formidable Gallardo in what is sure to be an exciting affair. There is no doubt that a lot of leather will be exchanged between these two warriors as neither one will back down from the challenge.

The undercard features some of the best boxers on the gulf coast. An unbelievable super middleweight match will put Slidell, Louisiana’s own Dupre Strickland 17-1-1 (7 KO’s) versus “Smiling” Martin Verdin 14-7-1 (9 KO’s) from Dulac, Louisiana. Strickland has appeared many times on the coast and is sure to pack the house with his faithful following of fans. In another bout, Gary Bergeron 3-1 (3 KO’s) from nearby Chalmette, Louisiana goes to battle with Omar Ballard 5-9 (2 KO’s) from Columbus, MS in a 4 round jr. welterweight match. The opening bout of the night will showcase an exciting fighter from Mobile, Alabama. Joseph Smith will square off with Reginald Taylor, a stable mate of the Peterson brothers in a 4 round super middleweight showdown.

This unbelievable night of boxing can be viewed live from the Magnolia Room in the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Tickets are $9.95, $29.95 & $49.95 and can be purchased at the Beau Rivage ticket office or by calling the Beau Rivage at (228) 386-7777 or (888) 566-7469. Doors for the event open at 7:00 PM CST and ESPN will begin it’s live telecast at 8:00 PM CST.

Fights at the Fitz Report

Posted in 2006, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2006 by Champ

JD Meredith and Tim Kellum at ringside
Saturday night, Prize Fight Boxing put on an early Thanksgiving boxing card at Fitzgerald’s Casino – Tunica, for a jubilant sell out crowd. The card was not billed with a Thanksgiving theme but for fight fans it truly was a card to be thankful for.

Fights at the Fitz are always entertaining and enjoyable but Prize Fight went above and beyond Saturday night by opening up their stable and leading out two young studs that will one day stand at the starting gates for a shot at the triple crown of their divisions. Those studs, Anthony and Lamont Peterson, where brought in for what was is most likely their last appearances in a small venue such as the Ballroom at Fitzgerald’s.

The Petersons weren’t the only class acts on the card. DeAndre Abron battled Kippy Warren. Unbeaten, “Mr Showtime” Ira Terry faced Richard Dinkins and rounding out the card was Josiah Judah, younger brother to Zab “Super” Judah who sqaured off with Rodney Freeman.

Ann Wolfe was originally slated to fight Valarie Mafood, from who she resceived her sole defeat, but pulled out of the fight for reasons unknown.
Prior to the beginning of the first bout a ten count and moment of silence was extended to the memory of the late Hearn Marler. Hearn, who had fought at Fitzgerld’s, was recently killed in an automobile accident. (continued below)

Anthony Peterson vs Alfred Kotey
NABO Lightweight Champ and WBO #3 Lightweight Contender Anthony Peterson (136lb – 21-0, 15 ko’s) needed only his jab to work his way around former champ Alfred Kotey (135lb – 24-14-1, 14 ko’s). Persistent jabs in Kotey’s face kept him on the defensive for most of the fight with the exception of the a short bursts in round four and eight. Peterson dominated the fight but Kotey tried to work in his jab did manage to connect with a few of solid punches.

In round seven Peterson noticably let his hands go until Kotey’s jab began to connect.
Peterson then reeled it back in and continued to control the fight with the jab.

Kotey never seemed frustrated or hurt in the fight but did appear to be amazed at Peterson’s handywork.

After eight, all three judges scored the bout 80-72 for Peterson.

Lamont Peterson vs. Marteze Logan
NABF Light Welter Champ Lamont Peterson (141lb – 19-0, 7 ko’s) put his arsenal on display when he met up with local journeyman Marteze “Too Sweet” Logan (140lb – 24-26-2, 6 ko’s). Mixing jabs with combos, Peterson distributed punches evenly between Logan’s head and body.
Logan, is an agressive fighter who has been known to topple fighters in their prime. He is smart and elusive. Peterson took on his challenge and met it with skill and maturity, fighting within his limits and staying in control.

There were many great exchanges during this fight. Logan was able to land on occassion but Peterson landed his trademark left upper cuts and displyed his spectacular footwork by slipping and moving in a Matrix-like fashion. Peterson escaped the fight virtually unscathed.
After eight judges scored the bout 79-73 | 80-72 | 80-72 for Peterson.

At the break of the first round, Logan’s corner called referee Randy Phillips over to check a substance on what appeared to be Logan’s head. Phillips checked Peterson’s gloves and reported back to Logan’s camp without apparent incident.

DeAndre Abron vs. Kippy Warren
DeAndre Abron punctiated his eleventh victory with a frightening third round KO of fellow light heavyweight Kippy Warren. In a fight that was tilting in Warren’s favor, Abron was steadily beaten to the punch. Warren’s busy jab was in Abron’s face until 2:06 of round three when Abron delievered a brutal straight right to Warren’s head. Warren hit the canvas and immediately the fight was waved off. Warren’s head hit hard on the canvas when he fell which compounded the knockout blow. He was down quite some time and then medically assisted out of the ring. It certainly seemed Warren was frustrating Abron until the KO, however, Abron was able to bull his way to a win with pure power.

Ira Terry vs Richard Dinkins
Jr. Lightweight Ira Terry put the heat on Richard Dinkins. With vicious body work and heavy hands Terry pounded away at Dinkins. In round two Terry’s power dropped Dinkins to the canvas, forced the referree to give Dinkins a standing eight count then sent Dinkins to the canvas a second time. After the second knockdown Dinkins answered the referee on the count of eight and just as teh fight resumed, unbeknownst to Dinkins, his corner threw in the towel. The fight came to a merciful hault at 2:35 in the 2nd round. Dinkins was a gritty, determined fighter, but nevertheless, failed to deter Terry who cruises to 11-0 with 8 TKOS.

Josiah “Gorilla” Judah vs Anthony Bowman
Josiah “Gorilla” Judah, younger brother of Zab “Super” Judah fought at very tenative and hesitant bout against a game Anthony Bowman. Judah would not let his hands go and seemed to ease his way up to Bowman as if he were slowly looking around a corner. Judah’s corner asked him to stay with his jab. When Judah did connect he would back away to admire his work. During the many clinches that were seen Bowman would punch Judah in the back of the head. In round five Bowman had a point deducted for holding and punching. Judah didn’t look comfortable in this bout and Bowman landed the harder shots in this match. After six rounds Judges ruled unanimously for Judah, however Bowman appeared to be the crowd favorite after the fight. Scores were 58-56 | 59-54 | 59-54.

Peterson Brothers at Fitzgeralds This Sat (11/18)!

Posted in 2006, Administrative, Boxing News, Press Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2006 by Champ

Southaven, MS – Prize Fight Boxing returns to The Fitz Casino & Hotel November 18th as the undefeated Peterson brothers are set to appear in separate bouts in the latest installment of Prize Fight’s “Fights At The Fitz”. The main event will feature undefeated and #3 world ranked Anthony Peterson in an 8 round clash against former world titlist, Alfred Kotey from Ghana . Presently, Anthony (20-0,16 KO’s) is the NABO Lightweight Champion and was recently named by ESPN Boxing as it’s 2006 prospect of the year. Anthony appeared on ESPN multiple times in 2006 and captured his NABO title on the network in June by defeating Adan Hernandez at WC Handy Park in Memphis, TN. However, his opponent Alfred Kotey has a record of 24-13-1 (14 KO’s) and is a former WBO world title holder who has fought some of the toughest boxers in the business today. Consequently, Kotey is sure to be a formidable opponent for Anthony Peterson.
Lamont Peterson 18-0 (8 KO’s) returns to the Fitz for the first time since December 2005 as he will square off against Marteze Logan from nearby Covington, TN. Lamont is coming off a convincing victory this past September over Omar Bernal and must get by the tough Logan to line himself up for a potential title shot in 2007. Logan, who recently shocked the previously undefeated prospect Americo Santos, looks to add a blemish to Lamont’s perfect record. The Peterson vs. Logan bout will be an 8 round bout in the Jr. Welterweight division.

The star studded card at the Fitz continues to get better as 8-Time World Champion Ann Wolfe will also be on the card in a 6 round bout in the female super middleweight division. Wolfe is no secret to mid-south fight fans as she has appeared at The Fitz and in Memphis at FedExForum many times already in her career. Wolfe 24-1 (16 KO’s) will put her 19 fight win streak on the line against Valerie Mahfood 19-11-3 (9 KO’s). Mahfood is the only woman alive who has ever beaten Ann Wolfe as she stopped Wolfe on November 30, 2000 in front of a stunned audience in Houston, Texas .

Also on the card will be local sensation Ira Terry 10-0 (6 KO’s) from nearby Brighton, TN. Ira has been on a fast pace since turning pro this past February and will battle a yet to be named opponent in a 6 round Jr. lightweight bout. Ira’s combination of speed and power is admired by the Fitz fans as he is quickly becoming a fan favorite.
Josiah Judah, the younger brother of 3-Time World Champion Zab Judah, will make another appearance at the Fitz. Josiah will battle journeyman Anthony Bowman in a 6 round clash that is sure to be entertaining from the opening bell. In July of this year, Josiah last appeared at the Fitz as he won a unanimous decision against Norman Johnson. At the present time, Zab Judah is expected to be in attendance at “Fights at the Fitz”.

Tickets are on sale now for this star studded event at the Fitz Casino Gift Shop. Ticket prices are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and are sure to sell quickly given the line up of boxers on display. For more information on the show please call Prize Fight Boxing at (662) 349-6263 or the Fitz Casino at (800) 766-5825.

Old Fashioned Irish Brawl at the Fitz!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2005 by Champ

Submitted by Nate Yoder – Prize Fight Boxing

Light Heavyweight prospect DeAndrey Abron will battle local favorite Terry Porter in an eight round main event. Abron, 6-0 (5 KO’s), fighting out of Fort Carson, CO will be making his second appearance at Fitzgeralds this year. Abron appears to be on the fast track after a storied amateur career that saw him capture multiple golden glove and national championships. Terry Porter from nearby Elaine, AR brings years of experience against the best competition the business has to offer. Terry has been in with the likes of Monte Barrett, James Toney, Sam Peter and Michael Moorer to name just a few.The main event will be for the Mid-South Light Heavyweight Title.

“Fighting a warrior of Terry’s caliber is a great barometer for me. I just want to give the fans what they pay for. Great Boxing!”
– DeAndrey Abron

“Fighting a warrior of Terry’s caliber is a great barometer for me”, said Abron from Ft. Carson, Co. “I just want to give the fans what they pay for. Great Boxing!” Abron also said. “Terry Porter’s coming to represent the Mid-South. This is my second coming out party and I will be doing it in front of my people. Abron better be prepared for mortal combat!” proclaimed a ready Terry Porter.

This is my second coming out party and I will be doing it in front of my people. Abron better be prepared for mortal combat!”
– Terry Porter

A feature bout on the under card pits two undefeated pugilist against one another as Ty Barnett 5-0 (4 KO’s) battles Deon Nash 2-0 in a six round feature attraction. Barnett, a power punching phenom, from Washington D.C. looks to add to his impressive KO ratio against Nash a slick boxer from New Orleans, LA. “This fight is the traditional boxer versus puncher match. It is always interesting to see which style prevails,” said Prize Fight’s Brian Young.

Also on the card is world ranked Jr. Welterweight Lamont Peterson 14-0 (7 KO’s) out of Memphis, TN by way of Washington D.C. Peterson will battle former world ranked challenger Johnny “Live Wire” Walker 18-18 (12 KO’s) from Ft. Lauderdale, FL in a six round match.

In other matches on the card heavyweight Adam Richards 8-1 (6 KO’s) battles Hearn Marler 9-2 (5 KO’s) and Tunica’s own Jose “Pepe” Rubio will make his pro debut against Tad Waltman 1-0 (1 KO) in a super featherweight battle. “We are excited about the whole card. Every fight is closely matched on this card. It is wide open. I am personally excited about the debut of Pepe. He will give Tunica something to be very very proud of,” a pleased Brian Young said. Doors for the show open at 7:00 PM with the first bout starting shortly thereafter. Tickets for the event are $20 and are available at the Fitzgerald’s casino gift shop or by calling Prize Fight Boxing at (662) 349-6263.

Brother Combination Invades World Rankings!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2005 by Champ

Peterson brothers will soon move past Small casino fights!
Submitted by Nate Yoder – Prize Fight Boxing

SOUTHAVEN, MS The WBC’s new rankings are out and there is a pair of fighting brothers who are making their debut. Anthony and Lamont Peterson of Washington D.C. are being recognized after accelerating up the charts this year. Lamont, featured on ESPN2 twice this year debuts at number 37 in the Light Welterweight class. Anthony, one year younger makes his debut at number 36 in the Lightweight rankings. The brothers are beginning to garner national attention for their boxing ability. Both Anthony and Lamont were finalist at the United States Olympic Trials this past year and both made their professional debuts on the Roy Jones Jr. vs Glen Johnson under card in September of ’04. Anthnoy, 13-0, and Lamont, 14-0, have been about as busy as young fighters can be since their debuts. They are a combined 27-0 after only 13 months as professionals. Not only are Anthony and Lamont maybe the best kept secret in the business today, there trainer, mentor and father figure Barry Hunter may be as well. The Peterson brothers have been under the tutelage of Hunter since they began boxing. Coming from an impoverished back ground on the streets of D.C. the Petersons turned to boxing to have a chance at a future. Through Barry’s guidance and love they were able to ward off the demons of the streets and become two of the hottest prospects in the boxing world today. Often there have been brother acts in professional sports, but rarely is each brother of equal skill level and talent. “It is tough to say who will be a champion first,” said Brian Young of Prize Fight boxing. “Each of them excites me with there ability and dedication to the sport. I have never met two more dedicated and focused kids in my life. They know what they want and they will let nothing or no one stand in there way,” Young also said. “Anthony and Lamont are surrounded by the right people. They have a manager in Shelly Finkel who has a long history of working with the best boxers in the business. A trainer and mentor in Barry Hunter who I believe is the best young trainer in the country today. And a promotional team like Prize Fight who is focused on making Anthony and Lamont world champions for a very long time. I expect 2006 to be a banner year for the best brother combination this sport has ever seen,” Young said. Anthony fights next on October 15th at the Isle of Capri in Lula, MS. Lamont’s next battle is set tentatively for December 2, 2005. For more information on Anthony and Lamont Peterson call 662-349-6263.

Fawl Brawl!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , on October 6, 2005 by Champ

Presented by Prize Fight Boxing
Isle of Capri – Lula, Mississippi – 10/15/05
Submitted by Nate Yoder – Prize Fight Boxing

SOUTHAVEN, MS The card for FAWL BRAWL II at the Isle Of Capri in Lula, MS is finally complete. A surprise on the card is a grudge rematch between DeAndrey Abron 5-0 (4 KO’s) and James Johnson. Abron and Johnson met this past September and the fight was stopped due to a cut by Johnson’s corner. “He knew I was about to stop him. This time I will finish him early,” an upset Johnson said. “I got tired of him parading around like he was the future of the division. Come October 15th I will stop him in his tracks. He may never fight again,” Johnson also said.

“He knew I was about to stop him. This time I will finish him early…” – James Johnson about DeAndrey Abron

“He is a mad and dirty fighter. I feel sorry for him. He tried to take our last fight to the streets and realized real quick that I feel at home in the streets,” Abron said. “If he could fight near as good as he could talk he would be somewhere by now.

“If he could fight near as good as he could talk
he would be somewhere by now.” – DeAndrey Abron of Johnson

The talking will be over next week. I will stop him early!” Also, KO artist Ty Barnett will display his one punch power against Steve Verdin in a six round Lightweight battle. The highly touted Anthony Peterson 13-0 (10 KO’s) will be on display again as he goes to war with Roy Bohannon 12-3 (7 KO’s) from Nashville, TN. “This is shaping up to be one of our best casino cards ever,” Nate Yoder of Prize Fight Boxing stated. “The main event between Alonzo Butler and Andrew Greeley for the Mid South Heavyweight Title is sure to be electric,” Yoder also said. “These shows are a tremendous opportunity for the Mid-South to view future world champions for a decent price. In my opinion there are at least 3 future world champions on this card if not more,” said Yoder. The main even between Alonzo Butler and Andrew Greeley is sure to be an intriguing match up.

“These shows are a tremendous opportunity for the Mid-South to view future world champions for a decent price. In my opinion there are at least 3 future world champions on this card if not more.” – Nate Yoder – Prize Fight Boxing

Alonzo Butler is on his way up and understands the tough obstacle in his path is Andrew Greeley. “I am coming to destroy Andrew Greeley because it is my job. He stands in the way of my destiny and that is a shot at the big dogs,” a confident Butler said. “Alonzo has never fought anyone of my caliber. His over confidence is going to find him tasting the canvas early and often. His prospect days are over,” said an annoyed Greeley. The six bout card is promoted by Prize Fight Boxing in association with the Isle of Capri, Miller Lite, New York Suit Exchange and the DeSoto Athletic Club.

Tickets for the event can be purchased by calling the Isle of Capri at 1-800-789-5825. Tickets are $20 reserved and $25 ringside. Doors open at 7 pm and the first bout will begin promptly at 7:30 pm.

Directions: FROM MEMPHIS – Take US 61 South 45 miles to US 49 and make a right. Take US 49 7 miles. Isle of Capri on right. FROM LITTLE ROCK Take I40 East 61 miles to exit 216. Take US 49 55 miles. Cross Mississippi River and the Isle of Capri is on left.

“Fight Night At The Fitz” – Fitzgeralds Tunica!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2005 by Champ

Submitted by Nate Yoder – Prize Fight Boxing

The fight card will feature six exciting fights headlined by the undefeated Leon Bobo 9-0 (1 KO) battling tough nosed Carlos Valdez 10-3 (4 KO’s) for the Mid-South Jr. Lightweight Title. Bobo, from St. Louis, will meet Valdez, from Phoenix, in the eight round main event for the vacant Mid-South Title. “I have worked hard for this opportunity. This is a huge step in my career. First the Mid-South Title and then god willing many world titles to come.” said Bobo. The card, which will be televised via tape delay on UPN 30, will also feature 5 exciting undercard bouts. Rayonta Whitfield 9-0 (3 KO’s) from Augusta, GA will meet Carlos Zambrano 8-12-1 (1 KO) in an eight round Bantamweight match. The fight card will also feature an entertaining feature bout between Lana Alexander and Christy Sepulvado. The ladies will battle it out in a 4 round Lightweight war. Pete Johnson 5-4-1 (4 KO’s) will clash with Steve Verdin a veteran of over 25 fights in a six round Jr. Middleweight fight. Johnson from Tunica, MS will bring his large following to Fitzgeralds. “I love fighting at home. The excitement of the crowd energizes me. My friends and my family are close by to support me,” a proud Johnson stated. DeAndrey Abron 4-0 (3 KO’s) from Youngstown, OH will meet James Johnson 18-16-2 (11 KO’s) from Shreveport, LA in a 6 round Light Heavyweight battle. Wrapping up the exciting fight card will be the explosive Ty Barnett 4-0 (3 KO’s), who fights out of the same stable as the well known Anthony and Lamont Peterson. Barnett will meet Theodore Anderson in a 4 round lightweight match.

“This card is sure to be explosive. Anytime we can get this many world class fighters
in the same building there is sure to be electricity! If I was a fight fan I wouldn’t miss
this one for the world!”– Brian Young

Tickets for the event are $30 and may be purchased by calling the Fitzgeralds gift shop at (662)-363-5825. All individuals who purchase a ticket will receive a “Free Mid- Night Buffet” courtesy of Fitzgeralds.


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