Danny Garcia Vs Lamont Peterson – Preview and Prediction


Danny Garcia Vs Lamont Peterson

Preview and Prediction

Light welterweight world champions Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson will face each other on the new Premier Boxing Champion platform at a catchweight of 143 Ibs, however the IBF have confirmed Peterson will be stripped off his 140 Ib world title if he loses this weekend.

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Danny Garcia after superb break out years in 2012 and 2013 in which he notched up superb wins against Amir Khan and Lucas Matthysse is coming in off the back of a disappointing year in 2014.

He got a home decision against Mauricio Herrera in a fight I and others felt he lost clearly, then he was put in a mismatch with Rod Salka so bad the sanctioning bodies refused to sanction it.

However Danny Garcia remains an unbeaten fighter and an excellent one at that, he is smart, calculated and possesses knockout power, his signature left hook is a very dangerous weapon, even for the most hardened chins.

Garcia is a good all round solid fighter, he sets up his shots well, creates angles and mixes up his punches well, he will go into this fight the favourite and given some of his performances over the last 3 years, I can’t argue with that.



Lamont Peterson came from a poverty-stricken childhood on the streets of Washington to become a world champion, even before he was a teenager Lamont along with his Brother Anthony had to survive by themselves, often rummaging through rubbish bins for food and sleeping on the streets.

Peterson has had a tough road from a very young age and he takes that resilience into the ring with him.

Peterson is probably technically underrated, he has a superb jab and can box on the outside but also can come forward and fight aggressively and turn the heat up on his opponent.

He doesn’t have the power of his foe this weekend but he has enough to keep him honest.

Peterson was destroyed by Lucas Matthysse in 3 rounds in 2013 but has bounced back with two solid performances in 2014 and this is a great opportunity for him to shine.

He is very much a live dog this weekend for me.




If Peterson comes in with the right game plan uses his jab and reach advantage to full effect and imposes his better boxing ability, I think he causes Garcia plenty of problems and I am backing him to pull off the upset this weekend.

However while he is tough and durable Peterson has been knocked down 6 times in his career and with Paddy Power offering up 15/8 on Peterson to be knocked down and 12/1 for him to be knocked down and win, I think I will make a play on these also.


£10 on Lamont Peterson to win 5/2 Bet365, £10 on Peterson to be knocked down 15/8, £5 on Peterson to be knocked down and win 12/1 Paddy Power