Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Arum, Peterson may attend 'Fight Night For Children'
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, IBF junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson, and former undisputed 140-pound champion Aaron Pryor are among those expected to attend Thursday's "Fight Night For Children" charity event at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.
Arum, whose offices are located in Las Vegas, said that much depends on the situations dictated by Hurricane Sandy, aka "Frankenstorm," which is projected to cause life-threatening conditions along much of the East Coast starting early this week.
Created in 1990 by the late Joseph E. Robert, who died of brain cancer in December of last year, the Fight Night is a black-tie event geared toward generating financial support from government, business, entertainment and sports entities for Washington, D.C.-area children from low-income families.
Boxers expected to be on hand include former undisputed junior middleweight champion Aaron Pryor, ex-heavyweight champions James "Buster" Douglas and Michael Spinks, and former heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney.
Also expected to be in attendance are IBF junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15 knockouts), his brother, standout lightweight contender Anthony Peterson (31-1, 20 KOs), and their manager and trainer, Barry Hunter, according to publicist Andre Johnson.
Peterson is also reportedly considering a rematch with WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley, who decisioned him in December of 2009.
Peterson is 3-0-1 with two knockouts since falling to Bradley -- who is promoted by Top Rank -- and is coming off a disputed split-decision win over Amir Khan in December, after which he tested positive for synthetic testosterone and was stripped of the WBA belt he won from Khan in addition to the IBF title.
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