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Peterson retains IBF junior welterweight title

Sunday - 1/26/2014, 1:00am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lamont Peterson retained the IBF junior welterweight title Saturday night, unanimously outpointing previously undefeated Dierry Jean in front of a hometown crowd at the DC Armory.

Peterson (32-2-1) rebounded from a third-round TKO loss to Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in a non-title fight in May in Atlantic City, N.J. Jean, from Montreal, dropped to 25-1.

Peterson, who turned 30 on Friday, won by scores of 118-111, 116-112, and 115-113.

There were no knockdowns and neither fighter ever appeared to be in serious trouble, but Peterson landed more and harder punches.


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