Boxing
 
              === Peterson keeps IBF light welterweight title ===
 
 Washington,  DC (SportsNetwork.com)  - Lamont Peterson thrilled the home crowd
 by keeping his IBF light welterweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision
 over Dierry Jean at the DC Armory Saturday night.
 
 Peterson  (32-2,  16 KOs), who won  by scores of 118-111, 116-112 and 115-113,
 bounced back from a third-round TKO defeat to Lucas Martin Matthysse in May of
 last  year.  That fight counted as  a successful title defense by Matthysse by
 the WBC, but Peterson's championship was not on the line.
 
 Peterson landed more than 100 more punches than Jean (25-1, 17 KOs), who makes
 his  home  in Montreal.  Jean, who  entered the ring  wearing a classic Quebec
 Nordiques  NHL jersey,  took a solid left  to the face in the fifth round that
 slowed his progress. He was dominated in the middle rounds of the fight.
 
 
 01/25 23:48:05 ET

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