From Allan Fox: Former IBF light welterweight champion Sergey Lipinets (15-1, 11 KOs) wore down and stopped Prior two Branch World-champion Lamont Peterson (35-5-1, 17 KOs) in the ninth round on Sunday on Premier Boxing Champions at the MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino at Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Lipinets hurt Peterson, 3-5, at the round with a huge right hand. Peterson barely made it outside of the round. As seriously hurt as Peterson had been, it was unlikely he was likely to be in a position to recover between rounds. At the ninth round, Lipinets continued to tee off to the hurt Peterson until his corner threw in the towel to possess the struggle stoppage. The official period of the stoppage was at 2:59 of around nine.
After the struggle, Peterson announced his retirement from boxing. Peterson had lost his former struggle to IBF welterweight winner Errol Spence Jr. with a seventh round knockout this past year in January. Peterson have been out of action for the previous 14 months before returning into the ring to resist the hardhitting former IBF 140 pound winner Lipinets. This is a bad competitor for Peterson to be fighting after a lengthy layoff like the one he’d. Peterson was a pro since 2004. Perhaps the highpoint for Peterson’s livelihood came in 2011 when he beat IBF/WBA light welterweight winner Amir Khan with a 12 round split decision.
Jamontay Clark vs. Vernon Brown — RESULTS
Junior middleweight Jamontay Clark (14-1, 7 KOs) took good care of business in beating Vernon Brown (10-1-1, 7 KOs) with a 10 round unanimous choice. The scores were 96-93, 96-93, also 95-94. Boxing News 2 4 scored it to get Clark by the dent 96-93. Brown fell Clark in the third round. However, Brown was unable to acquire enough shots around Clark to get the choice. Clark basically outworked Brown.
The judges scored it 96-94 Peterson, 96-94 Mendez, also 95-95. Boxing News 24 had it at 95-95. Neither fighter did enough to get the victory. Peterson commanded the first halfwhereas Mendez rallied to obtain the higher of the action in the second half.
It was a struggle that Peterson was winning going in to the 2nd half of the competition. But when Mendez started turning up the heat at the next rounds, it led in Peterson, 3-4, putting on his bike and moving alot instead of standing and fighting. The judges certainly gave Mendez a lot of crucial rounds down the stretch, which enabled him to salvage a draw. Peterson is actually a decent fighter, but he lacked the amateur pedigree that Mendez possessed. Mendez was also a 2004 Olympian. As an amateur, Mendez was pretty excellent. His problems as a pro attended not throwing enough shots, that is why he didn’t win tonight. Mendez wasn’t letting his hands move . He had precisely the same issue in his losses for Luke Campbell, Robert Easter Jr. and Rances Barthelemy.
Aaron Coley vs. Brandon Quarles — RESULTS
Middle-weight Aaron Coley (16-2-1, 7 KOs) defeated Brandon Quarles (21-5-1, 10 KOs) with an eight round split decision. The scores were 77-75, 79-73 for Coley, also 78-74 to get Quarles.
Other results on the card:
Super-middleweight Lorenzo Simpson (3-0, 2 KOs) defeated Jaime Meza with a four round choice. The scores were 40-36, 40-35, and 40-35.
Undefeated super feather weight Cobia Breedy (13-0, 4 KOs) defeated journeyman Fernando Fuentes (14-8-1, 4 KOs) with a six round technical choice. The scores were 59-55, 58-56, also 5856. The fight was stopped due to Fuentes being injured by a battle of minds.