Peterson signs with Golden Boy Promotions
MANILA, Philippines – International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-welterweight champion Lamont Peterson has signed with Golden Boy Promotions, the company announced Monday.
“We are thrilled that Lamont Peterson will be joining Golden Boy Promotions’ team,” GBP president Oscar de la Hoya said in a statement posted on Boxing Scene. “We know first hand what Lamont Peterson can do, as he’s been in the ring with our fighters Amir Khan and Victor Ortiz.”
“We know that he is the kind of individual that will be an asset to our team and a great competitor in the 140-pound weight class,” he added.
Peterson won the IBF and World Boxing Association titles after upsetting Khan in December 2011, but was stripped of the WBA belt after testing positive for banned substances in early 2012.
“I am excited about signing with Golden Boy Promotions and the opportunity to work with them again,” Peterson said in the statement.
“Being with Golden Boy really gives me the chance to make the best fights available in my weight class. I want to fight the best in the world at 140, and I know it can happen as a member of the Golden Boy team,” he added.
“I am optimistic that this is a decision that will help further my career.”
Peterson is due to return to the ring on February 22, where he will face former champion Kendall Holt.
He currently holds a record of 30 wins with one loss and one draw, with 15 wins coming by knockout.