Posts Tagged ‘lamont peterson’

The Needle: Drum Major Edition

Turn Out The Lights: It always feels a little Christmas-y in Adams Morgan, thanks to the illuminated martini glass, music note, coffee cup, and shoe that have been hanging from lightposts in the neighborhood for the last decade. But like a tree that's dropped all its needles and needs to go out to the curb, [...]

The Needle: Friday the 13th Edition

You Line, I Line, We All Scream For Uline: Years ago, the Uline Arena was the place the Beatles chose for their first U.S. concert; these days, it's an empty husk of a building that's barely visible except from passing Metro trains. It might soon be a music museum, though. Architects at HKS are convening [...]

The Needle: Natural Law That the Refugees Bring Edition

Occupy Hyperbole: For a few months now, people have been camping in McPherson Square, to the growing consternation of city and federal officials. The latest rhetorical salvo against the Occupy D.C. encampment came today from D.C. Department of Health director Mohammed Akhtar, who compared the situation to refugee camps in war- and famine-torn regions of [...]

Is Lamont Peterson’s Championship the Sports Story of the Year?

Fantastic interview on The Mike Wise Show on WJFK-FM this morning with Lamont Peterson, the new world junior welterweight champion.
Peterson came to the studios with brother and fellow pug Anthony Peterson and trainer Barry Hunter to relive Saturday night's fight, in which Lamont took away Amir Khan's world title belts.
Early in the interview, Wise, who wrote [...]

Lamont Peterson Shocks the World!

"...and new champion of the world..."
With those words, ring announcer Michael Buffer set off a crazy celebration inside the Convention Center on Saturday night. Nobody needed to hear Buffer say anything past "new" to figure out that the local kid, Lamont Peterson, had taken all the junior welterweight title belts from overdog Amir Khan.
Peterson's win [...]

Khan/Peterson Fight Has D.C. Ready to Rumble!™


How big a deal is Saturday's Khan/Peterson fight?
Jim Lampley's coming to town for it! That's how big!
And top this: Michael Buffer's doing the announcing! We get to hear "Let's get ready to rumble!" live!
Oh, right. Buffer's pretty possessive and he's got good lawyers: What I meant was, We get to hear "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!™" [...]

Brit Ambassador Hypes Title Fight By Talking Smack About Burning Down White House—After Only 197 Years!

Who says the Brits are stiff?
It was announced today that tickets for the title bout between English light welterweight Amir Khan and D.C.'s own Lamont Peterson will go on sale Friday.
Khan will put his WBA and IBF belts up for grabs in the fight, which will take place Dec. 10 downtown at the Walter E. Washington [...]

D.C.’s Own Lamont Peterson to Fight for Title Here and on HBO

I first met Lamont Peterson about a decade ago. He and his younger brother Anthony were pounding the crap out of each other in the furnace room of a school in Columbia Heights.
They had boxing gloves on. The Petersons were both teenagers at the time and the star pugs of the Headbangers, a fight club [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Dan Snyder Tells Santa the Redskins Have No Waiting List?

Lamont Peterson lost by unanimous decision on Showtime on Saturday night in his bid to take Tim Bradley's WBO junior welterweight title. Peterson was knocked down early, and the judges' cards weren't close. Peterson, who as a teenager trained with a fight club in the basement of Lincoln Junior High in Columbia Heights, now has [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Local Fighter Goes for a Belt

Lamont Peterson finally goes for a world title this weekend. He'll be fighting Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley for the WBO Junior Welterweight belt on Saturday in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
I'll be rooting for for Lamont. Hard. I first encountered him in late 2001, when he and his brother, Anthony Peterson, trained in a furnace room in [...]