Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told RingTV.com on Wednesday that they’ve reached a deal to co-promote junior welterweight contender Dierry Jean alongside Canada-based Eye of the Tiger Promotiona, Jean’s current promoter.
Jean is currently the mandatory challenger to Lamont Peterson for Peterson’s IBF 140-pound title. Schaefer says they are working on that fight and it will likely take place on the East Coast.
Peterson is coming off a knockout loss to Lucas Matthysse earlier this year. That fight was slightly heavier than 140 pounds and therefore Peterson did not lose his belt in the process.
Jean made his American debut earlier this year with a fantastic stoppage of Cleotis Pendarvis.