In a welterweight clash between former world champions, Sergey Lipinets (15-1, 11 KOs) scored a ninth round KO over Lamont Peterson (35-5-1, 17 KOs) on Sunday night at the MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Lipinets took over in round eight and bludgeoned Peterson to the deck at the end of round ten. Peterson’s corner threw in the towel the moment he hit the deck. Time was 2:59. Peterson announced his retirement after the fight.
In a junior welterweight bout, Lamont’s brother Anthony Peterson (37-1-1, 24 KOs) and former world champion Argenis Mendez (25-5-2, 12 KOs) battled to a ten round draw. Scores were 96-94 Peterson, 96-94 Mendez, 95-95.
Super welterweight Jamontay Clark (14-1, 7 KOs) outscored previously unbeaten Vernon Brown (10–1-1, 7 KOs) over ten rounds. Brown, the bigger puncher, was credited with a knockdown in round three when he knocked Clark into the ropes, but the 6’2 Clark’s workmate carried him to an unpopular 96-93, 96-93, 95-94.
Middleweight Aaron Coley (16-2-1, 7 KOs) scored an eight-round split decision over local favorite Brandon Quarles (21-5-1, 10 KOs). Scores were 77-75 Quarles, 79-73, 78-74 Coley.
Super middleweight Lorenzo Simpson (3-0, 2 KOs), a nephew of former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, outpointed debuting 30-year-old Jaime Meza over four. Simpson dropped Meza in the first few seconds, but the bout went the distance. Scored 40-36, 40-35, 40-35.
Unbeaten super featherweight prospect Cobia Breedy (13-0, 4 KOs) won a six round technical decision over Fernando Fuentes (14-8-1, 4 KOs). The bout was sent to the scorecards after an unintentional headbutt left Fuentes unable to continue. Scores 59-55, 58-56, 58-56.