Lamont Peterson wanted one more shot at championship gold, but Sergey Lipinets ended those title aspirations and his career.
The two former world champions had an entertaining and action-packed main event on a PBC on FS1 card from the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Lipinets won after Peterson's corner threw in the towel at the end of the 10th round as Peterson was dropped by Lipinets.
Both Peterson and Lipinets landed several big punches to each other throughout the fight, throwing nearly 2,000 total punches. Lipinets broke through in the eighth round by landing a big punch upstairs and hurt Peterson, even causing his nose to bleed from the impact of Lipinets' punch. Peterson avoided the knockdown in the eighth round, but kept receiving big shots for the remainder of the fight.
In the 10th round, Lipinets hurt Peterson again with a right hand and eventually knocked him out as the round was about to end. While Peterson was going down, his corner threw in the towel and ended This was Peterson's first fight since January 2018 when he unsuccessfully challenged for the IBF welterweight title against Errol Spence Jr.
Peterson's career was an outstanding one, winning world titles in two different weight classes. Peterson once held the WBA and IBF junior welterweight titles in the mid-2010s, winning a split decision against Amir Khan to become the unified champion. Peterson then moved up in weight and won the WBA "Regular" welterweight title in 2017 when he defeated David Avanesyan.
The 35-year-old Peterson has faced a number of past and current world champions, including Spence, Khan, Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse, Victor Ortiz and Timothy Bradley. The long-time veteran retires with a 35-5-1 pro record since making his debut in 2004.
In the co-main event, Jamontay Clark dominated Vernon Brown en route to a unanimous decision victory. The win did not come easy for Clark, however, as Brown had a few moments where he shined and nearly stopped Clark. The biggest moment for Brown came in the third round when he landed a right hook to the chin that had Clark wobbly and used the ropes to avoid getting knocked down, a move that forced the referee to issue a 10-count on Clark.
Peterson's brother Anthony also fought on the card, taking on former world champion Argenis Mendez in a junior welterweight bout. The fight opened up the main card and the two men battled to a split draw with each fighter getting a 96-94 from one judge and the third judge scoring the bout a 95-95 draw.