From Jim Dower: Lamont Peterson (35-5-1, 17 KOs) announced his retirement last Sunday night Just after being Discontinued in the 10th round by Sergey Lipinets at the MGM National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
From the 10th, Peterson was hurt using a left hook into the mind by Lipinets. Seconds later, Lipinets caught Peterson using a rabbit punch into the back of his mind which hurt himcausing him to stumble across the ring. Peterson transferred into the ropes covered up, also Lipinets nailed him with a left hook followed by the perfect hand rabbit punch that knocked him down. Just as Peterson had been starting to wake up, his trainer threw in the towel to really have the fight stopped. It turned out to be a good move ahead Peterson’s corner’s a part, as he had been hurt and there was too long for him to recover.
Peterson, 35, has been a pro for 15 decades, also now he ’s captured world names in 140 and 147. He had been a much fighter in 140 than he had been at 147 due to his own lack of hitting power. Retirement might appear to be always a marginally premature move ahead Peterson’s a part, because he had been fighting out of his best weight class, also he didn’t utilize exactly the best gameplan against the anxiety fighter Lipinets.
I couldn’t go out in an improved way here at home. This will be the final time you visit me from the ring.
If Peterson does opt to come back, he wants to move down to light-welterweight, and stay away from the bigger fighters which have a whole great deal of power unless he can adjust his fighting style to stay on the exterior more. Against Lipinets, Peterson employed the improper fight plan by focusing on projecting body shots the entire nighttime. There’s nothing wrong with visiting the body, however it abandoned Peterson in a situation at which he had been getting hit allnight by Lipinets’ abandoned hooks. Peterson’so lacked the power onto his own shots to get a war of attrition with Lipinets. It’d have been brighter for Peterson to stay on the exterior, utilize his long reach into jab, and move in circles to keep Lipinets from walking him down. Rather than doing that, Peterson battled Lipinets’ game from remaining in close, and measuring shots with him. The single chance Lipinets had of winning the fight is when Peterson remained in his power alley through the evening, and that’s exactly what he did.
“” I had been expecting to maintain him at range however not back up too much where it seems like if he’s putting pressure on mepersonally, however, me putting pressure but maybe not getting too snug,” Peterson said to Fighthub after this fight. “I think that it had been working pretty nicely . I was in a position to land my own jab however, things happened the way they happened.
It wasn’t working well for Peterson even early in the fight. He had been projecting way too many body shots, and getting hit by solid shots by the more powerful Lipinets. The gap in power between the two fighters was very important.
As for Peterson’s retirement, it’ll be interesting to see whether he stays wed. When heor even rsquo;s given a great payday for a fight against one of the other popular Premier Boxing Champions welterweights, it may he hard for him to resist.
“You’ve seen what I did in 140-pounds now what I can do this,” said Lipinets. “I left a large jump in rivalry out of my final fight for the particular one. I’m great about the announcement I’ve made to the welterweight division. I only battled an outstanding fighter. This I want to understand where I’m at in the 147-pound weight class. I went into deep waters and demonstrated I be long,” Lipinets said.
Beating Peterson are a statement for Lipinets if he were fighting at 140, however, not in 147. To earn a statement in welterweight, Lipinets needs to at least beat someone like Yordenis Ugas or Danny Garcia at the very least. To earn a significant announcement obviously, Lipinets would need to conquer Spence, Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman or Terence Crawford. Those guys guys may possibly out of his group talent-WISe. Lipinets features a great deal to show in welterweight before he can be considered one among the elite from the branch.
Lipinets is just a good fighter, but he had been facing a profession light-welterweight in Peterson, and perhaps never really a true welterweight such as Errol Spence Jr.. Keith Thurman or Shawn Porter. Lipinets might have had major issues with his plodding personality if heor even rsquo;d been facing one of those fighters. Peterson didn’t have the pop in his cries to take advantage of Lipinets’ come forward manner of fighting. Lipinets would also be better off moving back down to 140. He’s not likely going to succeed at all once he finally faces a good welterweight. Getting a name shot will at least give Lipinets a money back against famous brands Spence or Thurman. WBC welterweight champion Porter will soon be facing IBF champion Spence in a unification match next, therefore those two straps will probably be merged. It’d nice to see Lipinets face the loser of this Spence-Porter fight to try and earn a title shot. Danny Garcia or Yordenis Ugas are also a very good fight for Lipinets to choose to earn a title shot.