Saturday, December 20, 2014

Peterson Camp Preparation Before Fight Time!

The Headbangers gym is where the Petersons work to prepare for each and every fight they are in. Yes "WORK"! It's their job and their life. Older of the two, Lamont Peterson, IBF Jr. Welterweight Champion and younger brother Anthony Peterson spend hours preparing for the unknown opponents they will be facing. This is why they spend hours in the gym because a call could come at any moment from their manager Al Haymon.

Anthony Peterson has been preparing for a 10 round bout with  Hector Velazquez on Dec. 20th at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, WA. Leading up to this fight it's a lot of pre-fight things that need to be done. For example Peterson has to be able to make the contracted weight for the fight. His workout is planned to get him in condition and to get his weight down without losing strength and quickness.

It is also important to build up the fight by holding media workouts so the fans can have more detailed information about the fighters for the upcoming bout. The week of the fight Team Peterson prepares to travel to the location of the fight. This particular fight they traveled by airplane.

The day before the fight is called weigh-ins. Anthony has to pass all the physical and medical exams given by the Boxing Commision of the state before weighing in. After the weigh-ins are done Anthony can rehydrate his body and rest before the bout take place the next day.

For this bout older brother Lamont gets to sit back and enjoy seeing Anthony from ringside.He looks forward to seeing all his brothers' hard work in the gym payoff. Lamont was asked if he ever thought about being in his brothers corner and his response was "No I rather be in the seats cheering him on and if I see something he needs to do I might yell it out, but other than that I'll be a fan".

(Photos courtesy of Team Peterson)

Peterson, Russell, And Wade Hit The Scale In Shelton, WA.!

Three Beltway Fighters will be on the Showtime Boxing Card tonight, Dec. 20th at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. It would be nice to see them all on the televised portion of the card but unfortunately the fans will only have the opportunity to see Gary Russell Jr. on Showtime Extreme.

 Anthony Peterson 34-1, (24 KO's) will be in a 10 round contest with Hector Velazquez 56-24-3 (38 KO's) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Both fighters weighed in at 139 lbs.

Gary Russell Jr. 24-1, (14 KO's) is taking on Christopher Martin 28-4-3, (9 KO's) of Chula Vista, California in a 10 round contest. Russell weighed 127 lbs while Martin hit the scale at 126 lbs. 

Dominic Wade 16-0, (11 KO's) will be battling Eddie Hunter 10-11-2, (3 KO's) of Kent, Washington. This will also be a 10 round contest. Wade hit the scale at 162 lbs while Hunter will weigh in the morning of the fight.

The televised portion of the card begins at 9 PM ET.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Weights From The Paramount Theater In Huntington, NY.

(Photos courtesy of Star Boxing via BoxingAlongThe Beltway)

Maxell Taylor, 18-9-1, (8 KO's) of Baltimore, MD is trying to bounce back from five consecutive losses as he will be taking on Joe Smith Jr., 16-1-1, (13 KO's) of Long Island, New York in a eight round contest.

Bayan Jargal, 17-5-3, (11 KO's) of Arlington, VA will be in a tough 10 round contest against the undefeated Cletus Seldin, 14-0, (11 KO's) of Brooklyn, NY.

Updated Information Cleared Up By Peterson Camp!

Gary "Digital" Williams was notified about the story that was released by 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 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.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Unverified Information Printed And Unknown by Hunter & Peterson!

There was some unverified information printed about the Anthony Peterson opponent being changed by the Headbangers Team. These were statements that did not come from Barry Hunter, Anthony Peterson, or anyone else from the Peterson camp. It is also uncertain that the bout will not be shown as the co-feature on Saturday Night's card on Showtime. The correct information will be verified by Peterson's Team and printed for the public. The updates will be coming shortly to ProAmFightTalk. As soon as the facts are clear they will be sent out. 

Opponents Change For Beltway Boxers On Showtime Card Dec. 20th!

The Showtime card at the Little Creek Resort in Shelton, WA has a change in opponents for two Beltway Boxers. The co-feature of Anthony Peterson has been removed because the opponent has dropped out of the bout. "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. will fill the Peterson spot on the telecast portion in a 10-round bout with Christopher Martin. Gary Russell's younger brother, Antonio, is completely off the card.  Antonio Russell was scheduled to make his pro debut. 

Dominic "Lights Out" Wade is no longer facing Grady Brewer.  Brewer has been replaced by Eddie Hunter of Kent, WA in a 10-round bout.