Gary "Digital" Williams was notified about the story that was released by Fightnews.com saying that the Peterson camp turned down the fight with Yakubu Amidu was boguss.
The updated information given to Williams is below.
A Hitz Boxing statement that appeared on Fightnews.com said that Washington, DC lightweight Anthony Peterson and his camp refused to take a bout against Yakubu Amidu on Saturday at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, WA. According to that document, Peterson trainer Barry Hunter did not want Peterson to fight Amidu and “has been trying to get out of the bout since we signed the bout contract,” stated to Amidu’s promoter, Bobby Hitz.
According to a source close to the Peterson camp, Hitz’s claim is absolutely bogus.
“We have not turned down, and wouldn’t turn down, any opponent who wants to fight us,” the source told Fightnews. “We are ready to go against anyone. ”
The Peterson representative also refutes the claim that Amidu had a signed contract to face Peterson. “His name did not come up in negotiations,” the source said. “We were getting ready to fight someone else and he was injured. The next name that came up was Hector Velazquez.” Velazquez will be Peterson’s opponent on Saturday night.
“What was put out in the press release is totally without merit,” the source said.