The long waited Danny Garcia-Lamont Peterson fight takes place Saturday at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.
Garcia (29-0, 17 knockouts) holds the RING, WBC and WBA 140-pound titles, while Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) holds the IBF crown. However, none of those titles are on the line; the fight has been made at catchweight of 143 pounds.
The contest pits two well-matched boxers; Garcia is perceived as holding the advantage in power. Peterson is known for his work ethic and in-fighting skills, though he’ll will have to be careful to not run into one of Garcia’s heavy counters.NBC is taking another crack at this boxing thing, and this is the highest level match up staged by PBC thus far.
Peterson said – “The plan might be to just go out there and fight him. Regardless of how I choose to fight, I feel like I can win.”
Match Information –
Match of – Danny Garcia Vs Lamont Peterson
Type – Premier Boxing Championship
Date – 12th April 2015
Time – 12:30 am GMT
Venue – Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) enters the ring coming off of a late-round tko win over Edgar Santana in June 2014. This followed a victory over Dierry Jean and a third-round knockout loss at the hands of Lucas Mattysse. 31-year-old Peterson’s only other loss was to Timothy Bradley in 2009. Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) comes to Barclays Center on Saturday, April 11, and will feature undefeated superstar Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) against Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) and current middleweight world champion Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) battling the undefeated Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs).