April 11, 2015 |
IBF junior-welterweight champion Lamont Peterson knows that he and Danny Garcia had vastly different outcomes against a common opponent, Lucas Matthyesse. Don't read anything into it heading into Saturday's non-title fight with Garcia, Peterson said. "At the end of the day it makes no difference," said Peterson (33-2-1, 17 knockouts). "You can match it up many different ways, different fighters - it never makes any sense. There are so many situations and incidents throughout boxing history that tell you that makes no sense.
April 13, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Danny Garcia opened an early lead against Lamont Peterson and held on to win a majority decision in their nontitle bout in front of 12,300 fans at Barclays Center on Saturday night. Garcia, who won the early rounds but was clearly taking a beating late, won on the cards, 115-113, 115-113, and 114-114. With the win, Garcia, the WBA and WBC super-welterweight champ, improved to 30-0. Peterson, the IBF super-welterweight titlist, saw his record fall to 33-3-1. Fighting at a catch weight of 143 pounds, Peterson, who spent plenty of the fight early on his toes and keeping his distance, settled down in the later rounds and was the better puncher.
May 17, 2013 |
THE BROKEN bones have healed. He no longer is confined to a wheelchair. But the wounds to Rock Allen's mind and spirit aren't quite as visible, and they continue to hurt him in ways that may be beyond absolute repair. Allen, the North Philadelphian who was the 140-pound representative on the 2004 U.S. Olympic boxing team that competed in Athens, Greece, was 15-0 with seven knockouts as a professional when he was involved in a horrific automobile accident on June 7, 2011, that nearly killed him. He has not fought since he scored a unanimous, six-round decision over Adan Hernandez on April 10, 2009, in Tucson, Ariz., and, although he has not officially announced his retirement from boxing, it seems highly likely that he never again will be seen doing his thing in the ring.
April 14, 2015 |
Danny Garcia was seeking to recapture the momentum he gained in September 2013. That's when Garcia, the WBC and WBA junior-welterweight champion, gave power-puncher Lucas Matthysse a boxing lesson on his way to a unanimous decision in Las Vegas. Another dominant victory Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn over Lamont Peterson, the IBF junior-welterweight champion, would have reignited the excitement that has died down somewhat regarding the undefeated Garcia over the last year.
April 9, 2009 |
Memphis assistant coach Lamont Peterson yesterday disputed a published report that Tigers guard Tyreke Evans has decided whether he will enter his name in the NBA draft. "That report was incorrect," Peterson said when asked about a story by FoxSports.com in which Evans was quoted as saying he was leaving school after coach John Calipari moved on to Kentucky. "No decision has been made. " The 6-foot-6 Evans, a native of Chester who attended American Christian, averaged 17.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.9 assists as Memphis went 33-4 this past season.
February 25, 2004 |
Eric Hunter and Rock Allen, both of Philadelphia, have qualified for the 2004 Olympic box-offs in Cleveland by winning their brackets at the team trials last weekend in Tunica, Miss. Hunter qualified in the bantamweight division (119 pounds), while Allen advanced in the light-welterweight division (141 pounds). Hunter beat Kevin Hudgins of Pensacola, Fla., 20-12, in the opening round of the tournament to move into the champions' bracket. He then lost on points to Torrence Daniels of Fort Carson, Colo.
November 10, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Oscar De La Hoya was his typical promotional self after watching his business partner, friend and former adversary take a 12-round beatdown at the hands of Sergey Kovalev early yesterday morning. The Golden Boy Promotions leader congratulated Bernard Hopkins - a minority partner in the company - on surviving 12 rounds at the age of 49. De La Hoya fielded questions about future fights for boxers under the Golden Boy umbrella, including Juniata Park's own Danny Garcia.
April 1, 2015 |
The Burlington County prosecutor's office has not yet decided whether to try, for the fourth time, Vonte Skinner, an aspiring rap artist whose trial on an attempted-murder charge ended with a deadlocked jury Friday. "We are considering whether to retry the defendant on the charge of attempted murder," Joel Bewley, the prosecutor's spokesman, said in an e-mail Monday. It was Skinner's third trial on charges he shot and paralyzed an acquaintance in Willingboro on Nov. 8, 2005 over a drug deal.
June 5, 2012 |
IN THE IMMEDIATE aftermath of North Philadelphia's Danny Garcia winning the WBC super lightweight title in March, his promoters talked of Garcia's desire to unify the titles. That chance might come sooner than expected, depending on a ruling from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. As of now, Garcia will make his first WBC title defense when he faces Amir Khan on July 14 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. A news conference is scheduled for Monday in Los Angeles to announce the bout.
January 16, 2015 |
FIGHT FANS longing for boxing to get back to its roots of primetime television and away from its current state - where pay-per-view fights and politically charged matchups make keeping up with the sport a constant and expensive struggle - can breathe a little sigh of relief. At a news conference in New York yesterday, NBC Sports officially confirmed the rumored return of boxing to network television. NBC will air 20 fights this year in the newly minted "Premier Boxing Champions Series," which will feature five primetime shows on NBC, six Saturday afternoon shows on NBC and nine Saturday primetime shows on NBC Sports Network, according to a press release.