Anthony Peterson: I wanted to Walk Away from Boxing Plenty of Times

ANTHONY PETERSON, Lightweight Contender
 
"I always had the hunger to fight, even during my layoff. I never stopped watching boxing, I never stopped being hungry because boxing is in my blood.
 
"I wanted to walk away from boxing plenty of times; after the (Brandon) Rios fight I wanted to walk away. But after all these years, I'm built for this and it reminds me to stick with it.
 
"In my 34 fights I've never asked about who I'm fighting, I just show up and show off.
 
"I see myself as a world champion. All I got to do is stay healthy, stay in shape and it will happen by the end of the year. Anyone in the lightweight division is an option.
 
"I wasn't sure if I was ready before the layoff to be a champion. I would have crumbled under all that goes along with it. I have more of a sensation for temptation than my brother. I pick boxing over sensation though."

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