Born January 24th 1984, orthodox fighter Lamont Peterson started his career in September 2004 at the age of 20 and has now been pro for 13 years, fighting a total of 40 times. The longest win streak that Peterson has ever recorded was between September 2004 and April 2009 when it totaled 27 wins. Peterson's longest KO streak is 3 fights long.
Staritng his career off in tremendous fashion in September 2004, Peterson became the 2nd quickest fighter to have ever stopped Nicholas Dean. The fight ended in round 1 via TKO stoppage. Continuing on from his successful debut, Peterson continued his winning streak by winning his next 20 fights. In this time he fought and beat Jose leo Moreno, Omar Bernal and Mario Ramos to name just a few, fighting 4 times in 2004, 11 times in 2005 and 5 times through 2006 and 2007.
Peterson then went on to fight and beat Antonio Mesquita on January 4th, 2008 maintaining his unbeaten record. Peterson showed his superior boxing skills to become the first person to beat Mesquita. The judges scored the bout in favour of Peterson by UD over the full 10 rounds. 3 wins followed where Peterson went on to be the first to stop Willy Blain, 4th person to stop Rogelio Castaneda jr and 2nd person to beat Lanardo Tyner.
Unfortunately, the first defeat of Peterson's career came against Timothy Bradley on December 12th, 2009 in Peterson's 28th professional fight. Peterson's technical boxing ability was put to the test as he got outpointed in the 12 round fight against the better man. Bradley gave Peterson his first professional loss of his 28 fight career to date. Peterson continued his success in the next 5 fights taking his record to 31 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws.
Peterson lost to Lucas martin Matthysse in his next fight. Taking place on May 18th, 2013, Peterson's career record after this fight stood at 31-2-1. Stepping up against a talented Matthysse, it wasn't long before Peterson found himself in trouble against Matthysse early. After 3 rounds Peterson lost via TKO. Matthysse became the first of 34 opponents to stop Peterson. Peterson then went on to win a further 4 fights taking his record to 34 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw.
Peterson went into his next career fight with a record of 34-3-1 and took this to 35 wins with a win against David Avanesyan on February 18th, 2017. Peterson's UD win against David Avanesyan came via judges decision of a 12 round fight. Peterson became the 2nd person to defeat Avanesyan and secured a great win.
Peterson's next defeat of his career came against Errol Spence jr on January 20th, 2018. A great performance by opponent Spence jr added a 2nd stoppage defeat to Peterson's career. Peterson was outmatched and the fight was brought to a halt in round 7 via RTD.