Lamont Peterson

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Name: Lamont Peterson
Alias: Havoc
Hometown: Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 175cm
Reach: 183cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions (former)
Manager: Shelly Finkel, Al Haymon
Trainer: Barry Hunter

Amateur Career

  • 2001 National Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion
  • 2001 US U19 National Silver medalist
  • 2002 US National Championships Bronze medalist
  • 2002 US National Challenge Silver medalist
  • 2002 US U19 National Champion
  • France Four Nations Participant in Laval, France
  • 2002 World Junior Championships participant in Santiago de Cuba
  • 2002 participated at the 1st Cuban National Olympics in Havana, Cuba
  • 2003 US National Championships Gold medalist
  • 2003 US National Challenge Gold medalist
  • 2003 Panamerican Games Qualifier in Belem do Para, Brazil
  • 2003 participated at the Panamerican Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 2003 Ukraine vs USA Dual Meet in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2003 Ukraine vs USA Dual Meet in Donetsk, Ukraine
  • 2003 USA vs France Dual Meet
  • 2004 US Olympic Trials Runner-Up
  • 2004 US Olympic Box-Offs Runner-Up

Failed Drug Test

On May 9, 2012, a rematch with Amir Khan was cancelled after Peterson failed a random urine test and the standard followup test. The results indicated he tested positive for synthetic testosterone, a banned substance. Peterson admitted to taking the substance and claimed it was for medical reasons. He also stated he took the substance in October of 2011, which was prior to their first meeting in which Peterson defeated Khan by split decision and took his two world titles. [1]


World Titles

2 Division World Champion (3X Champion)

  • WBA Welterweight (2017)
  • IBF Light Welterweight (2011-2015)
  • WBA Light Welterweight (2011-2012)

WBA Welterweight Title won in 2017 was the "Regular" version of belt. The "Super" Champion at the time was Keith Thurman.

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Preceded by:
Amir Khan
Super Champion
WBA Light Welterweight Champion
2011 Dec 10 – 2012 Jun
Super Champion
Succeeded by:
Amir Khan
Super Champion
Preceded by:
Amir Khan
IBF Light Welterweight Champion
2011 Dec 10 – 2015 Apr 12
Succeeded by:
Cesar Rene Cuenca
Preceded by:
David Avanesyan
Regular Champion
WBA Welterweight Champion
2017 Feb 18 – 2017 Oct 4
Regular Champion
Succeeded by:
Lucas Martin Matthysse
Regular Champion