Peterson held world championships in two weight classes, including the unified WBA and IBF light welterweight titles between 2011 and 2015, and the WBA welterweight title in 2017.
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Lamont Peterson went from being a homeless child on the streets of Washington, D.C., to become a two-division world champion. His last fight against former World Champion Sergey Lipinets ended in a 10th round TKO, and shortly thereafter, the former two division champion announced to the hometown crowd at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland that he would be retiring from boxing.
The former title holders career is a resume of memorable battles inside the ring. And his last outing against a worthy opponent in Sergey Lipinets also boasted a night of pure championship highlights.
This fight was a must win for both fighters to remain relevant in the title fight conversation. Unfortunately, there are no runner ups or second place achievements in boxing, you can only have one victor in the hurt game. And if there were ever a time to recognize the competitor that didn't come away with the win, this is one of those times.
This fight is truly a notable front runner for Fight of the Year and one of the best last fights to end a career that fight fans have seen in at least a decade. Lamont Peterson has given the fans and the sport of boxing a great run. And as he walks away from the sport, the question must be in the back of a boxing fan's mind, "Is this really the end?" After all, this is the game of boxing.