Lamont Peterson vs Felix Diaz Fight Preview


Lamont Peterson, Felix Diaz

Lamont Peterson vs Felix Diaz

Due to the unfortunate cancellation of the original main event [Andre Dirrell vs. Blake Caparello], Lamont Peterson (33-3-1 17 KOs) has a second chance to get a career defining win as a marquee headliner against 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner Felix Diaz (17-0-0 8 KOs). This bout is scheduled for 12 rounds at a catchweight of 144 lbs.

Lamont Peterson has an opportunity most fighters could only dream of by fighting on NBC as the top bill, in front of his hometown fans (Fairfax being only 20 minutes away from D.C.). Peterson’s last fight ended in much controversy and disappointment suffering a very closely contested majority decision defeat to former lineal super lightweight champion Danny Garcia. Despite losing on paper, that performance only helped reemerge his career by showing elite skills, quickness and technique clearly outboxing Garcia at times.

An impressive win in front of a supportive crowd would help further erase the devastating knockout defeat Peterson suffered at the hand of Lucas Matthysse in 2013 from the minds of boxing fans.

Representing the Dominican Republic in the 2008 Olympic Games, Felix Diaz left China with a Gold Medallion strapped around his neck. Diaz is coming off, by far his most substantial win of his career beating Gabriel Bracero. This fight was featured on the undercard of the Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson card in April of this year, where Diaz scored a knockdown in each the 8th and 9th round en route to a unanimous decision victory. Felix Diaz is taking by far his biggest step up fight of his career vs. Lamont Peterson who benefits from a 4-inch height and 7-inch reach advantage. A win against Peterson in hostile ground will surely catapult Diaz near the top of the super lightweight division.

Prichard Colon vs. Terrel Williams

Prichard Colon  Terrel WilliamsThe opening bout on the NBC telecast features two undefeated fighters; Prichard Colon (16-0-0 13 KOs) vs. Terrell Williams (14-0-0 12 KOs). This welterweight bout is scheduled for 10 rounds.

The 23-year old Puerto Rican born prospect Pichard Colon has high expectations from many insiders around the boxing community. In his last bout, Colon traveled to Canada scoring a 4th round TKO vs. Vivian Harris, an aged journeyman. To some critics, Pichard Colon gets hit too much at this point of his career but has also showed relentlessness and power, scoring some highlight reel knockouts. This will be Prichard Colons’ 5th bout this year so far. An extraordinary performance will help transition Colon from a prospect to a contender going into 2016.

Undefeated Los Angeles, California native Terrell Williams will seek to add another victory to his unblemished professional record spanning 7 years. Williams has showed some punching power in his repertoire, although facing limited opposition. This is Williams first fight away from the west coast, and undoubtedly his biggest challenge. As a heavy underdog, Terrell Williams could be privy to more national Premier Boxing Champions exposure with a class performance.
Undercard Bouts

Lamont Peterson, Anthony Peterson, Barry Hunter,Anthony Peterson (35-1-0) vs. Mike Oliver (26 6 1): 10 Rounds, Super Lightweight

Alantez Fox(16-0-1) vs. Eric Mitchell (23-12-2): 8 Rounds, Middleweight
Lennox Allen (19-0-1) vs. Istvan Zeller (24-8-0): 10 Rounds, Super Middleweight

Jimmy Lange (38-6-2) vs. Mike Sawyer (6-4-0): 8 Rounds, Light Heavyweight

David Grayton (12-0-0) vs. Martin Wright (11-1-2): 8 Rounds, Welterweight

Demond Nicholson (14-1-0) vs. Milton Nunez (28-14-1): 8 Rounds, Super Middleweight

Kareem Martin (6-0-1) vs. Christopher Degollado (13-5-0): 6 Rounds, Welterweight

Tommy Logan (3-1-0) vs. Canton Miller (1-0-0): 4 Rounds, Lightweight