On Saturday, October 17, 2015, Lamont Peterson took on Felix Diaz in a day time PBC on NBC card. Updates of each bout are below and full recaps of Colon vs. Williams and Peterson vs. Diaz to follow.
Lamont Peterson vs. Felix Diaz, 12 rounds, 144-pound catch weight
Lamont Peterson and Felix Diaz both came out battling for position in the middle of the ring, looking to establish combination punches to the body.
The smaller man and southpaw, Diaz tried to slip in and out of range but paid for it with solid body blows from Peterson.
Diaz caught a hellacious beating to the body in Round 2, being trapped along the ropes numerous times where the larger Peterson laid into him and landed hard hooks.
Round 3 was better for Diaz who was able to navigate the distance a bit better and land some combinations to Peterson who seemed to be content to hide himself behind a high and tight guard.
Round 4’s action continued in the middle of the ring with Peterson once again picking up the pace and bullying Diaz in spots. Diaz’s left eye began to show a noticeable bit of swelling due to the continuous flush shots landed by Peterson.
Peterson seemed to take the fifth and sixth round off, allowing Diaz to outwork him with combinations that weren’t powerful, but did land and surely won him the rounds.
Round 7 saw more of the same with Peterson not getting enough punches off to make it conceivable for him to win the rounds. Diaz was on his toes and moved nicely as he landed two and three punch combinations.
Round 8, Peterson came out more aggressive, throwing power shots to the head and body but Diaz came back with his own power shots. Close round that Peterson could have slightly dug out.
Fatigue looked to be settling in for Peterson in Round 9, but midway through the round he began unleash a barrage of body punches, working Diaz in the corner for periods of time. Diaz threw some good power shots in return and definitely gave Peterson something to think about.
In Round 10, Diaz used his legs to box from a distance and frustrate Peterson who seemed dead set on getting on the inside and banging. Peterson has a good jab and owns the size advantage over Diaz, but he only wanted to bang on the inside.
Round 11 was another tough one to call with Diaz employing combinations from outside while Peterson stalked, looking to bang on the inside.
Round 12 Peterson allowed Diaz to bully him and simply outwork him against the ropes for long stretches. For every four and five punch combination Diaz threw, Peterson would come back with one.
The fight went to the scorecards with judges calling it 114-114 even and 117-111 and 116-112 for Lamont Peterson.
Prichard Colon vs. Terrel Williams, 10 rounds, Super Welterweight
Prichard Colon worked well behind a stiff jab early on, evading Terrel Williams’ counter punches with slick movement.
By Round 3, Colon began to mix in some well-placed body shots, making Williams a little more tentative to open up.
In Round 4, Williams landed a telling right hand, causing Colon to smile and clinch. Williams fought his best round of the bout up until that point, putting pressure on Colon throughout the 3:00 minute stanza.
In Round 5, Williams brought more pressure that began to get to Colon who followed up a close exchange with a well placed low blow.
The low punch was deemed deliberate by the referee so two points were deducted, leaving Colon with a huge deficit in the round.
The action in Round 6 was good on both sides with Williams continuing to give as good as he got.
Williams completely shifted the momentum in Round 7, taking Colon to the ropes for the majority of the round, landing clean and effective punches.
Things got out of hand towards the end of the round when Colon fell to a knee after being hit behind the head. Colon rolled around on the canvas, and referee Joseph Cooper had no idea what to do.
After inviting the ringside doctor to check Colon out, Cooper deducted a point from Williams.
Round 8 was fought at a slower pace, with Colon and Williams fighting to take control.
Round 9 turned out to be huge for Williams who knocked Colon down two times and Colon was lucky to make it out of the ring.
In a bizarre instance that wasn’t quite explained to anyone ringside, Colon’s corner took the gloves off their fighter after Round 9, put them back on, but then Colon could not come out to fight so he was disqualified.
Williams ended up as the winner by disqualification in the weirdest fight I’ve ever seen.
Anthony Peterson vs. Mike Oliver, 10 rounds, Super Lightweight
Anthony Peterson’s ring walk lasted longer than his fight against Mike Oliver. Peterson hit Oliver once, and that was all she wrote.
Alantez Fox vs. Eric Mitchell, 8 rounds, Super Middleweight
Alantez Fox towered over his opponent Eric Mitchell, but for many of the early rounds, Fox was content with trying to bang on the inside–negating his physical advantages.
Fox did find success when he would fire off two and three punch combinations and take a step back, not allowing Mitchell a chance to return any meaningful punches.
In 2:04 of Round 5, the referee stopped the fight, disqualifying Mitchell for not listening to his commands.
Lennox Allen vs. Istvan Zeller, 8 rounds, Super Middleweight
Lennox Allen came out strong in Round 1, knocking Istvan Zeller down twice.
Allen came out stalking Zeller in Round 2, peppering him with a stiff, lead left which knocked Zeller down and prompted the ref to call a halt to the bout.
Jimmy Lange vs. Mike Sawyer, 8 rounds, Cruiserweight
Local hero, Jimmy Lange came out strong in Round 1, pushing Mike Sawyer back throughout the stanza, landing clean hooks and uppercuts.
In Round 2, Lange scored a knockdown against the game, but outmatched Sawyer.
Round 3 saw Sawyer and Lange going back and forth, with the feeling of a sloppy but entertaining club fight.
In Round 5, after getting peppered with a barrage of punches, the referee called an end to the fight giving Lange the TKO win.
David Grayton vs. Martin Wright, 8 rounds, Welterweight
Demond Nicholson vs. Milton Nunez, 8 rounds, Super Middleweight
True to the name of his gym, Demond Nicholson came out head banging and dropped Milton Nunez twice in the first round. Nunez got up on wobbly legs after the second knockdown but the referee mercilessly called a stop to the fight.
Kareem Martin vs. Christopher Degollado, 6 rounds
Tommy Logan vs. Canton Miller, 4 rounds, Super Featherweights
Tommy Logan came out strong, but was over aggressive and dropped by Canton Miller midway through the round. Logan was able to finish the round, but was a bit wobbly.
In Round 2, Logan came out with the same ferocity as he did in Round 1 but was able to maintain control this time around. Logan trapped Miller along the ropes for most of the rounds, mixing in combinations to the head and body.
In the third, the tide changed again as both men trade blows in the middle of the ring. Miller got the best of the exchange and scored another knockdown after Logan fell head first into the ropes.
After going down twice in the fight, Logan came out on a mission in the final round, battering Miller for the entire stanza. Even without a knockdown, Logan made it a 10-8 round with the one-sided beat down he gave Miller.
Scores were tight, 38-38 and 38-36 (twice) for the winner by majority decision, Canton Miller.
Alejandro "Alex" Burgos is a former Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Round By Round Boxing. He is a professional blogger, SEO Consultant and Marketing Director at Capital Practice Consulting in Washington, DC.