Thursday, 4 October 2012
04/10/2012 Peterson gets undeserved shot at Bradley
Just a few months after hitting the very bottom of his Boxing career, Lamont Peterson finds himself as the number one contender to take on Timothy Bradley. This rematch looks set for December 15 and will probably not offer much more than their original encounter back in 2009, where Bradley won in dominant fashion.
Two issues i have with this fight going ahead, the first being what seems to be a pointless fight for Bradley to take, it would seem he could find no other man to join him in the ring in December and has left himself in a position where he will do nothing for his career. The other issue being an undeserved match for Peterson, i am sure that Bradleys WBO crown will be on the line and it presents an opportunity for the 30-1-1 fighter to shoot himself back into a top position not long after he was found to have taking enhancement drugs throughout the feud with Amir Khan.
Contracts have apparently been sent to both men and we will now await the agreement from both camps. I have no doubt this will still draw a big audience including myself, but i cant see Peterson upsetting Bradley on this occasion, although i said the same prior to Bradleys shock win over Manny Pacquiao.