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LAMONT PETERSON: "I FEEL GREAT...I AM JUST READY TO GO SATURDAY NIGHT"

By Press Release | January 22, 2014
LAMONT PETERSON:

"I feel great. I feel like I had a good training camp and I am just ready to go Saturday night," stated IBF jr. welterweight champion Lamont Peterson, who talked about his upcoming clash this Saturday with top jr. welterweight contender Dierry Jean. It may be freezing in our Nation's Capitol, but the four fighters competing in this Saturday night's SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) braved the cold to sit down with SHOWTIME® cameras at the DCB Fit Boxing Gym to discuss their upcoming bouts. Check out what else he had to say!

LAMONT PETERSON, IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion

"I feel great. I feel like I had a good training camp and I am just ready to go Saturday night. 

"This weather is typical winter.  Sometimes it's going to snow.  Sometimes it's going to be cold, but we get through it.  We show up still so I don't expect it to affect the crowd or take anything away from the fight. 

"It was pretty cool to meet Dierry Jean for the first time today at the SHOWTIME shoot.  We didn't say anything to each other.  No words.  We did a face-off, but that was it.  I came in when he was here [at the boxing gym], we did our faceoff and then he left.  I wasn't expecting to say anything to him and it's going to be that way.  He is small, but kind of the size I thought he would be. Size doesn't mean anything. 

"This was a better camp overall for me.  My body is in better condition.'' 

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In Saturday's main event at DC ARMORY, local favorite Lamont Peterson (31-2-1, 16 KO's) will defend his IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship against unbeaten No. 1-ranked Dierry Jean (25-0, 17 KO's), of Montreal by way of Haiti. USBA Junior Middleweight Champion Jermell "Iron Man" Charlo (22-0, 11 KO's), of Houston, riskshis 154-pound belt and unbeaten record against Two-Time World Title Challenger Gabriel "King" Rosado (21-7, 13 KO's), of Philadelphia, in the co-feature.

Tickets priced at $27, $52, $77, $152 and $252, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, are on sale online at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations, or calling (800) 745-3000. The DC Armory Box Office will be open Saturday only from 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET.

Peterson vs. Jean, a 12-round fight for Peterson's IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship, will take place Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and supported by Golden Boy Promotions' sponsors Corona and AT&T. The live SHOWTIME telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) and will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP). In the co-featured bout, Jermell Charlo defends his USBA Junior Middleweight Championship in a 12-round fight against Gabriel Rosado. Preliminary bouts will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and www.sports.sho.com and follow on Twitter at @KingPete26 @DierryJean @KingGabRosado, @TwinCharlo and @SHOSports, follow the conversation using #PetersonDierry and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing and www.facebook.com/SHOBoxing.

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