World-class championship boxing returns to the nation’s capital on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, when IBF light Welterweight Champion Lamont "Havoc" Peterson defends his title against Montreal’s unbeaten Dierry Jean at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.
In the co-main event, Middleweight Jermell "Iron Man" Charlo risks his undefeated record against Two-Time World Title Challenger Gabriel "King" Rosado.
"This is the perfect way for me to kick off 2014, with a great fight against a tough opponent in my hometown," said Peterson. "Fights like these bring out the best in me and I’m going to give my fans a performance to remember on Jan. 25."
"Peterson has been in the ring with many good fighters, but he hasn’t been in the ring with me," said Jean. "I’ve worked hard for this for a long time. I have already started training camp and I’m in great shape. I just want to bring that belt home to Quebec, where it belongs."
"I’ve waited for a big fight like this against a top-level opponent and now I’ve got it," said Charlo. "Rosado is a rugged, tough fighter and with a win over him, I’ll be making a statement to the boxing world that I’m ready for even bigger and better things."
"I wanted another world title shot after my fight with Peter Quillin, but with that rematch not happening right now, I want to stay busy and keep sharp until my time comes," said Rosado. "Charlo’s got talent, but he’s not ready to face someone with as much experience as I have. I am ready to go after my recent fight with Quillin."
"2013 was a great year for boxing on Showtime, and this doubleheader shows that we’re ready to deliver even more exciting fights in 2014," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "Lamont Peterson is a fan favorite in Washington, D.C., and I give him credit for risking his belt against a tough, unbeaten fighter in Dierry Jean. As for the co-main event, Gabriel Rosado always comes to fight and he’s going to put Jermell Charlo to the test on Jan. 25."
December 17, 2013