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Five keys for Lamont Peterson

5/14/2013 - Boxing

In a battle expected to be a candidate for fight of the year, and without any titles on the line, junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson will face the most dangerous opponent of his career in Lucas Matthysse on Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

The bout was agreed to at 141 pounds, and Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KOs) will have to overcome an opponent who is very similar to him in style: aggressive, fast and powerful.

Matthysse (33-2, 31 KOs) has put together a string of five consecutive victories following a controversial loss against Devon Alexander two years ago.

Here are five keys to victory for Peterson against Matthysse:

Tall task

Move like Jagger

Error 101

Say no to the street fight

Win and enjoy