Peterson Announces Retirement
Following last night’s knockout loss to Sergey Lipinets, former world champion Lamont Peterson has decided to walk away from boxing.
Peterson’s 10th round loss to Lipinets followed up his Peterson also being dropped by Errol Spence Jr. a year prior at Barclays Center.
“”It’s been a long career but today is the day,” the 35-year-old Peterson said over the PA system at the MGM National Harbor, just miles from his native Washington. “I love everyone here and I’m always going to support this area, but I’m sure it’s time for me to hang it up. I couldn’t go out in a better way here at home. This will be the last time you see me in the ring.”
“It kind of just came out of nowhere at the end,” Peterson said of the shot that dropped him in the 10th.
“That’s been happening to me more now, and that let me know that it’s time for this to be the last time in the ring.”
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