Posted January 24, 2014 on AP on Fox
Lamont Peterson retained the IBF junior welterweight title Saturday night, unanimously outpointing previously undefeated Dierry Jean in front of a hometown crowd of about 5,600 fans at the DC Armory. Peterson (32-2-1) rebounded from a third-round TKO loss to Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in a non-title fight in May in Atlantic City, N.J. Jean, from Montreal, dropped to 25-1. "I knew it was his first championship fight," Peterson said. "It was his first time on the big stage. I didn't want him to get confidence, so I got on the gas." Peterson, who turned 30 on Friday, won by scores of 118-111, 116-112, and 115-113. There were no knockdowns and neither fighter ever appeared to be in serious trouble, but Peterson landed more and harder punches. "I knew when I looked at him that he was pretty small and I would be physically stronger than him." Peterson said. "He's pretty muscular, but I'm a pretty good inside fighter and know how use my leverage, so I wanted to put my body on him and...
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