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  • Lamont Peterson, right, punches Dierry Jean, of Canada, left, during the IBF Junior welterweight title boxing match, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Washington. Peterson won the match. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Peterson retains IBF junior welterweight title

    Lamont Peterson retained the IBF junior welterweight title Saturday night, unanimously outpointing previously undefeated Dierry Jean in front of a hometown crowd of about 5,600 fans at the DC Armory.

  • IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson, left, and a Canada's Dierry Jean, right, pose with pose with Bernard Hopkins, center, from Golden Boy Promotion, during a boxing news conference, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 in Washington. Peterson is slated to defend his title against Jean on Saturday at the DC Armory. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Peterson vs Jean in IBF title fight on Saturday

    Junior welterweight Lamont Peterson returns to the ring Saturday night in his hometown, looking to protect his place among the elite in the 140-pound weight class.

  • **FILE** Lamont Peterson celebrates his win over Amir Khan, of England, not seen, in a boxing match, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Lamont Peterson eager to get back in ring in D.C. Friday

    Peterson believes a long spell between bouts, resulting from a positive test for synthetic testosterone and the subsequent cancellation of last May's rematch with Amir Khan, will ultimately give him extra fuel.

  • Peterson allowed to keep IBF title

    The International Boxing Federation will allow Lamont Peterson to keep his junior welterweight title despite a failed drug test and has ordered him to fight Zab Judah in a mandatory title defense.

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