By Jim Dower: World Boxing Organization light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (24-0, 11 KO’s) will be facing undefeated Lamont Peterson (27-0, 13 KO’s) on Saturday night at the Agua Caliente Casino, in Rancho Mirage, California. Bradley, 26, will be making his second defense of his WBO title. Bradley last fought on August 1st, in a bout against Nate Campbell that was ruled a three round no contest due to a cut that opened up over the left eye of Campbell.
By Peter Wells: On December 12th we end the year with one of boxing’s hottest prospects and another undefeated and younger fight. This is a fight between Timothy Bradley 24-0 with 1 no-contest due to the head clash against Nate Campbell which was changed to a no-contest after being ruled a technical knockout. His opponent is a year younger at 25 and 27-0 with 13 knockouts, and he can punch. He is also 3inches taller and has a 5inch reach advantage, it is a good advantage but Bradley makes up for the loss of height in his build. He is built like a brick and may not be a puncher but is one hell of a tricky fighter.
By Eric Thomas: In the latest news from the rumor mill, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is getting beaten up in sparring sessions with World Boxing Organization light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (27-0, 13 KO’s). I can’t say I’m all that surprised if it does turn out to be true because Peterson, 25, is one of the best light welterweights in the division.
By Jim Dower: Undefeated World Boxing Organization light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (24-0, 13 KO’s) will be fighting WBO interim light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (27-0, 13 KO’s) on December 5th, at the Agua Caliente Casino, in Rancho Mirage, California.
By Manuel Perez: Freddie Roach struck out tonight, getting a taste of defeat for one of his fighters when former World Boxing Organization super bantamweight champion Gerry Penalosa (54-7-2, 36 KOs) was destroyed by unbeaten WBO super bantamweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez (25-0, 23 KOs) in a 9th round stoppage at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
By Thomas Hanson: Top light welterweight contender Lamont Peterson (25-0, 12 KOs) continued his unbeaten streak with an easy 9th round TKO of Mexican journeyman Rogelio Castaneda Jr. (24-14-3, 8 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round bout on Saturday night at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Peterson, 24, the older and arguably the better of the Peterson brothers (his brother, Anthony Peterson, is currently ranked 3rd in the WBO lightweight division), battered Castaneda Jr. throughout the fight, eventually dropping him with a big right hand in the 9th. With Castaneda Jr. taking severe punishment at the hands of Peterson, Castaneda’s corner help threw in the towel prompting for referee Russell Mora to halt the fight at 2:50 of the 9th round.
Peterson, showing promise and a great many flaws, dominated the early action using largely his jab to control the fight. He rarely threw anything more than a jab in the first round, which was somewhat frustrating because you’d have expected more than that from a fighter as hyped as much as he is.