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Peterson's never overlook opponents

Peterson and trainer Barry Hunter
Peterson and trainer Barry Hunter
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The story of the fighting Peterson brothers, Lamont and Anthony, is well documented. Lamont has become a world champion and Anthony thinks he is in strong consideration to fight for a title before this year is out. Both fighters are fighting on August 9 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The fight will be shown on Showtime Championship Boxing, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. Anthony's fight, against an unknown opponent, will be shown at 7 pm on Showtime Extreme. Lamont defends his belt against Edgar Santana, 29-4, on the primetime telecast. Santana will be fighting in his hometown and Lamont will fight in New York for the first time.

The Peterson's trainer and manager, Barry Hunter will not let his fighters overlook any opponent. "Lamont and Anthony have been brought up a certain kind of way and we have a great amount of respect for anyone that steps in that ring. We are not that type of fighting team that goes into a fight and act like we can not be beaten, that 's not a reality. The reality is that if you don't prepare like you should and even times when you do everything you are supposed to do, you still can fall short. We will do everything we have to do to prepare for war."

Lamont, 31-2-1, is of the same mind set as Barry Hunter. "I have known of Santana since my brother and I fought on ShoBox. I don't know him personally, but I have had film on him since then. He has been a pro for a long time. Any body that has been fighting for 8, 9, 10 years is a tough fighter. He's still here and he is getting his title shot and he deserves it. People may not know him, but he is a good fighter."

Always confident, Anthony Peterson, 33-1, is looking forward to just fighting. After a long layoff, he fought earlier this year in California and said, "I felt reborn after that fight. I think I have the best skills of any fighter at 135 pounds and I look to get a title shot before this year is out." Please subscribe to this column and follow the Peterson's as they try to hold a title belt at the same time.