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Peterson honored in DC!


By Gary “Digital” Williams

Interim WBO Junior Welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (27-0, 13 KOs) was recently honored with a resolution by the District of Columbia City Council for winning the title on April 25 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Peterson stopped Willy Blain in the seventh round. At-large council member, Kwame Brown, presented the resolution passed by the council. “Lamont Peterson has demonstrated that perseverance in the face of great adversity leads to ultimate success. This resolution is a tribute to his achievements, which will inspire young athletes in the District to fight for their dreams.”

“I had the privilege of working with Mr. Peterson during my tenure on the DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission and I want to congratulate him on his personal and professional success, borne out of hard work and an unrelenting belief in himself,” said council member Michael Brown, a former vice chair of the commission. “Not only is Mr. Peterson a personal inspiration to the youth of our city, but he has also helped demonstrate to the national boxing community that DC is a world-class boxing destination.”

“We’re always searching for new opportunities to promote the District, which is a great location for sporting events like boxing and martial arts,” said Council member Brown. “We should show as much dedication to bringing events to the District as Peterson has shown to his boxing career. With that kind of fight, we can make the District a greater tourist destination.”

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