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Peterson keeps perspective while handling spotlight

Anthony Peterson, who won by unanimous decision vs. Adan Hernandez on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights," takes the straight and narrow when it comes to boxing, Joe Tessitore writes.

Updated: June 17, 2006, 12:47 AM ET
By Joe Tessitore | Special to ESPN.com

He's 21 years old and can talk the fur off a mink. He's street tough, city slick and cool under pressure. Add in the fact that he's a pro athlete with the upside of a thick bank account, and you can imagine that Anthony Peterson is living the good life.

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You know the type I'm talking about. Big Man On Campus kind of stuff. Like Matt Leinart's senior year at USC, Bode Miller's pre-Olympic party days, or any sure-thing NBA draft pick who is choosing which seven-button ...

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