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Lamont Peterson, born on the 24th of January 1984, is an American professional boxer who became famous for being the IBF and WBA light-welterweight champion, and for his rags to riches story that inspired millions of people.
So how much is Peterson’s net worth? As of mid 2016, it is estimated by authoritative sources to be $800,000, acquired largely from his years as a professional boxer.
Born in Washington D.C., Peterson grew up in a big family with 12 siblings. At the age of two, their father went to prison due to a drug offense leaving their mother to take care of the whole family, however, after a short period of time their mother left them as well.
Lamont Peterson Net Worth $800 Thousand
Being left without parents, Peterson and his siblings were separated; some decided to stay with friends to survive. Meanwhile, Lamont and his younger brother Anthony banded together and lived on the streets and in shelters. They sometimes spent the nights in public parks and just wait for the sun to come up and live another day.
Because of their situation, Peterson and his brother were often bullied and the two of them often ended-up in brawls at a young age. When he was 10, boxing trainer Barry Hunter saw their potential to be boxers, and approached the brothers, bringing them to the gym to be trained. The three have been together since then.
After years of training, Peterson entered the world of boxing, and has since made waves even from his amateur career. In 2001, he won the National Golden Gloves Lightweight Championship, and became the 141 lbs US Champion in 2003. Although it was a slow start, his early fights ultimately helped his net worth and made him a rising star in boxing.
Although he has a sad past, this became a tool for Peterson to become an inspiration among others, but aside from the challenges he faced as a kid, he also proved that he could rise from these challenges and become a winner. In 2009 he defeated Willy Blain and became the Interim WBO Light Welterweight winner. Unfortunately, he failed to keep the title when he lost to Timothy Bradley. He also experienced a draw against fighter Victor Ortiz.
In 2011, he defeated Amir Khan to win the WBA and IBF Welterweight titles. The win became a little bit controversial. but the title still helped him increase his net worth. Peterson succeeded in defending his IBF Light Welterweight title against Kendall Holt in 2003, but experienced a loss later that year to Lucas Matthysse. In 2014, he picked himself up and defeated Dierry Jean, defending his IBF Welterweight title.
Today, Peterson is still active in the world of boxing. One of his recent fights included his loss to Danny Garcia in 2015.
In his personal life of recent years, little is known as Lamont keeps it strictly private.