Boxing

Barry Hunter: ‘I have confidence in Lamont Peterson against anybody’

Lamont Peterson has been around the sport of boxing for a long time. He has been in with some of the best in the game. However, his toughest test might come against IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. on January 20 at Barclays Center.

According to Peterson’s trainer Barry Hunter, Spence is the best at 147:

“Errol Spence is the best fighter in the welterweight division. You have athletes that can fight and athletes who are fighters. Errol and Lamont are both. They have the skills and they have the ability to fight,” Hunter said on Wednesday. “To be the best in the world, you have to fight the best in the world. All the greats have done it. In order to get back to the glory days, we need to put the best against the best. I have confidence in Lamont Peterson against anybody.”

No matter who wins on January 20, Hunter believes that the fans will get their money’s worth:

“These are the two guys who are ready to fight anybody. The fight on January 20 is going to be one to remember. It’s a fan-friendly fight.”

Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

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