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.
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.
June 17, 2015 |
THE LONG-ANTICIPATED jump from the junior welterweight division up to the welterweight class is finally here for Juniata Park's Danny "Swift" Garcia. Garcia, 27, had long been rumored to move up to the highly talented 147-pound class after fighting two non-title bouts at weights between the two classes. He hasn't defended his WBA or WBC junior welterweight world titles since March 2014. On Aug. 1, Garcia will at last make his welterweight debut after spending his eight-year career in the junior welterweight class.
June 25, 2015 |
Danny Garcia contends that less of him left more to be desired, particularly when it came to punching power. That's why Garcia said he's moving up and leaving one of his titles in the 140-pound weight class behind to make his welterweight debut on Aug. 1 against former two-time world champion Paulie Malignaggi at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. "For the first time in a long time, I can worry about training to get better and not training to lose weight," Garcia, the super-lightweight champ who has struggled to make weight, said Tuesday during a teleconference.
June 17, 2015 |
North Philadelphia's Danny Garcia has talked longingly about moving up seven pounds to fight as a welterweight, and on Aug. 1 he will get that opportunity. Garcia (30-0, 17 knockouts) gave up his World Boxing Council super-lightweight belt last week. He will make his debut at 147 pounds when he headlines a card against veteran Paulie Malignaggi at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The fight will be televised on ESPN. "I'm looking forward to getting in the ring again and putting on a great show for the East Coast fans in attendance and the fans watching all over the world," Garcia said.
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.