Spence And Peterson Focused On Victorty
On Wednesday, the headline fighters for the December 20th showdown at Barclays Center, Lamont Peterson and Errol Spence Jr. held a media workout at Gleason’s Gym.
When asked about his opponent for this Saturday, Spence said he won’t be able to look past the D.C. native, Peterson.
“I’m training for the Lamont Peterson that I know. He’s a hard worker, he’s hungry and he has a big heart. People shouldn’t look past this fight because I’m not at all. Peterson is a great fighter who’s seasoned.”
When speaking with FIGHT SPORTS, Spence said that if he had it his way, he’d knock Peterson out five seconds in the first round, but knows that Peterson is a bit tougher than that.
“Everyone knows my style. The outcome usually is a stoppage. I won’t be looking for it, but if it presents itself, I’ll be ready to take advantage.”
“I expect a 12 round fight and that’s what I train for. You have to have a smart coach to make adjustments during the fight and capitalize off your opponent’s mistakes.
Training earlier in the day, Peterson did a full workout throughout Gleasons, Peterson lauded the work he and his team put in during training camp.
“The hard work is over and now we’re just fine-tuning and making sure everything is perfect for Saturday. It’s been a great training camp that was tough at times, but that’s exactly how we want it.”
Peterson believes this fight will exceed the expectations of the fans, and that it will be a night to remember in Brooklyn.
“I think the fans are really going to like this one. We may start out feeling each other, but I know from the way we both fight that it’s going to turn into a war pretty quickly.”
When asked what he expects from the fight, Peterson claimed it doesn’t matter how, just as long as he gets the victory.
“I’m looking for a victory. That’s what I’ve trained for. It doesn’t matter how I get the win. I’m determined to take home that belt.”