Peterson pulls out of lightweight bout

Updated: February 16, 2009, 10:51 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Rising lightweight contender Anthony Peterson of Washington injured his left knee, forcing him to withdraw from his 10-round pay-per-view fight against Edner Cherry on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

While training Friday, Peterson (28-0, 19 KOs) heard a "clicking noise" in his left knee area, did an eight-mile run anyway and aggravated the area behind his kneecap, according to promoter Top Rank. They are awaiting results of an MRI.

"Anthony is very, very upset as he really ...

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