Saturday, January 05, 2008
Lamont Peterson outboxed and outfought previously undefeated Antonio Mesquita. Photo: Scott Foster/Showtime
BILOXI, Miss. – Brothers Lamont and Anthony Peterson of Washington, D.C., kept their undefeated records and hopes for a world title shot in 2008 in tact with convincing victories Friday in the co-featured bouts on ShoBox: The New Generation at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
A doubleheader promoted by Prize Fight Boxing aired on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).
Lamont Peterson, 23, and 14 months older than Anthony, improved to 24-0 with 11 knockouts with a unanimous 10-round decision over previously undefeated Brazilian Antonio Mesquita. Peterson outboxed and outpunched Mesquita (34-1, 27 KOs) to triumph by the scores of 100-89, 99-90 and 98-93.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
One night before Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi defends his IBF junior welterweight title against top-ranked Herman Ngoudjo on Showtime Championship Boxing, undefeated, world-ranked Anthony and Lamont Peterson will be co-featured in 10-round bouts on ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, on Showtime (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
Lamont (23-0, 11 KOs), who is ranked No. 3 in the WBO and No. 6 in the WBA at 140 pounds, will face fellow unbeaten Antonio Mesquita (34-0, 27 KOs), a Brazilian now residing in Las Vegas.
Anthony (25-0, 18 KOs), a lightweight who is ranked No. 1 in the WBO, No. 4 in the WBC and No. 12 in the IBF, will meet Jose Antonio Izquierdo (16-1-1, 13 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico, by way of Pinar Del Rio, Cuba. Izquierdo, who easily defeated Nick Casal in his last ShoBox appearance, is a replacement for Guadalupe Rosales, who withdrew due to illness.
NOTE: THURSDAY’S WEIGHTS – Lamont Peterson 142¾ pounds, Mesquita 142¾ pounds, Anthony Peterson 135¾ pounds, Izquierdo 135¾ pounds.
Friday, December 28, 2007
NEW YORK – One night before Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi defends his International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior welterweight title against top-ranked Herman “The Black Panther” Ngoudjo on Showtime Championship Boxing, undefeated, world-ranked Anthony and Lamont Peterson will be co-featured in 10-round bouts on ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, on Showtime (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
The talented, confident Peterson brothers, of Washington D.C., have a combined record of 48-0 with 29 knockouts, and either could challenge for a world title by the end of 2008.