Team Reed arrived in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday, (Thanksgiving) a few days before Mike Reed's upcoming bout against Oscar Valenzuela on the Top Rank promotions undercard featuring Terrance Crawford vs Raymundo Beltran for the WBO World lightweight title on HBO Saturday, November 29th.
On Friday, November 28th, Waldorf, MD's Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed, 11-0, (6 KO's) and Oscar Valenzuela, 8-0-1, (5 KO's) of El Paso, Texas hit the scale to get the official weights for their 8 round Light Welterweight contest at the Century Link Center on November 29th. Reed weighed in at 141 lbs while his opponent Valenzuela weighed 139 lbs.
Top Rank founder and CEO Bob Arum feels that 21 year old Reed is very talented and he also is looking forward to a promising career for Mike Reed. The undercard bouts will be available on LIVE stream http://www.toprank.tv/at
Accokeek, Maryland's light middleweight "Swift" Jarrett Hurd, 13-0, (8 KO's) returns back to the ring after a serious 1st round knockout victory over Terry Cade of Aiken, South Carolina at Constitution Hall, Washington, DC on November 1st. Hurd's road trip will send him to the Harrah's Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. No word on his opponent at this time.
The number of homeless individuals in the DMV area increased from 11,547 in 2013 to 11,946 in 2014. Washington, D.C. has the highest number of homeless individuals out of the entire Washington metropolitan region with 7,748. The closest number to D.C. is Fairfax County, VA with a total of 1,225.
The numbers might not mean much to some people, but to the Peterson brothers they mean a lot. It wasn't too long ago that they were literally part of the homeless individuals walking the streets of Washington, D.C. not knowing where their next meal would come from. At 8 years old (Anthony Peterson) and 10 (Lamont Peterson) were introduced to Barry Hunter. Hunter met the two boys at a gym, and started them off on a journey that never ended.
With the Peterson brothers being humble and remembering where they came from they never turned down the opportunity to give back. Even with Anthony Peterson being named with the top fighters in the world, and older brother Lamont Peterson being the current IBF Light Welterweight Champion of the world they never changed. "What you see is what you get". A phrase that fits both brothers well. The time they spend in the gym will never outshine the rough nights they spent walking the streets of D.C.. This is what makes them the men they are today.
On November 20th Anthony and Lamont Peterson took time to speak at the "Sleep Out" rally trying to raise Homelessness Awareness at Washington, DC's Freedom Plaza.
Today, November 25th in conjunction with Al Haymon management, Team Peterson had a more hands-on experience by feeding the homeless through the SOME program (So Others May Eat) on O street NW, Washington, D.C. This was another moment that the Peterson's shared their story with the homeless. A story to show them that their future is brighter, and being homeless isn't a permanent situation.