Friday, December 4, 2009

Lamont Peterson Ready for Timothy Bradley

Timothy Bradley (left) and Lamont Peterson are both undefeated and next Saturday night, somebody's "0" will go.

Undefeated junior welterweight contender Lamont Peterson will face WBO titlist Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley on Dec. 12 at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California.

Peterson, 25, has a record of 27-0, 13 KOs and is known as a tireless worker in the gym. He is a non-stop punch thrower and while he doesn't have the biggest punch in the world, he claims none of that matters when the bell rings.

“You ask the guys I fought how they felt after fighting me,” said Peterson. “I may not have stopped them all, but I beat them up.”

Peterson has made name for himself over the past five years and the current interim WBO titlist is eager to get the full title. He is doing everything in his power to accomplish that goal.

“This is for the title and I've gotta' go all out,” said Peterson of his training which will soon begin to wind down. “When I do that and then I step in the ring, I feel pretty good.”

Peterson says that after the Bradley fight he is willing to really step into the big time.

“I'll fight anybody at 140, any of them, all of them,” he says. “When I say any of them, it don't matter who it is. If they want to fight me I'm willing to fight then. It don't matter. I'm not afraid of loss and I'm not afraid to lose. You can't be a legend if you ain't willing to take a risk. Ain't none of them calling my name, though.”

Peterson is a tough fight for anybody. He made headlines earlier this year when he engaged in a couple of very spirited sparring sessions with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Some who saw the sessions claim that Peterson actually got the better of Mayweather on the second day. As a result of the success of those sessions, Peterson's confidence is at an all-time high as he heads into the Bradley fight.

“I can beat anybody at 140,” he says. “I'm not afraid to go in there with anyone right now. I like to break guys down mentally and physically with a lot of shots rather than just one shot. Sometimes guys land one shot and they call it a lucky punch.”

December 2009

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