Lamont Peterson will be the boxer who will fight against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. The fight itself planned to occur in April or May 2012, where Pacquiao initially rumored to be dealing with Floyd Mayweather jr.
Peterson, who has a record of 30-1-1, 15 KOs, looked impressive after winning numbers for the IBF light-welterweight champion / WBA Amir Khan earlier this month. Meanwhile, another boxer who competed with Peterson for Pac-Man is fighting Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto and Timothy Bradley.
Initially, boxing promoter Bob Arum are interested in scheduling a fight between Pacquiao with Mayweather in early 2012, but it would be impossible because Mayweather have languished in jail for 90 days because of a beating to his wife that made Mayweather can only come out at the end of March.
Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach, who once claimed to be a coach Amir Khan liked what he saw from Peterson himself in the fight against Khan. Roach saw Peterson would be a perfect opponent for this Filipino boxer.
Peterson showed an uncanny ability to beat Khan as though attacked constantly during the fight. Peterson showed much courage in through beatings Khan.
Peterson has an advantage over other boxers who wanted to fight Pacquiao, because he had never fought with Pac-Man. Meanwhile, Cotto has lost to Pacquiao two years ago and did not look good in that fight. Bradley fighting style, which is less aggressive and more often embraced the opponent, and with bowed head while fighting style, considered to be not very interesting to watch.
Marquez himself recently lost to Pacquiao in their third fight, and perhaps too early to Pacquiao and Marquez to fight in the ring again. Meanwhile, Peterson is a young lion who was hungry to fight better skills than Pacquiao and has a better body size as well. So, this will be a tough test for 32-year-old boxer to beat Peterson, let alone the Pac-Man later showed signs of slowing down during the fight.