Exclusive: Barry Hunter on Peterson victory and future Danny Garcia bout

By Kevin Davis


Karceno: Congratulations coach on the victory Jean was a very tough kid. I saw you even gave Lamont a love slap to get him back into the fight.


Hunter: "Yeah I wanted to wake him up, keep him focused, you remember the last fight one shot changed the fight. I'm not going to send my fighter out there unless he's paying attention to instructions on what we need to get accomplished. You say I will wait until the next round it may be too late."


Karceno: I see Lamont won every round since then


Hunter "Well there you go, right there."


Karceno: So people are saying Danny Garcia is next, what are you're thoughts on that?


Hunter: "That's a great match up champion vs champion, that's what this sport needs, early on I recruited Danny back when i was with Shelley Finkel, yeah a lot of people don't know that, but there is a lot of love for Danny Garcia, but him and Lamont both want to be the undisputed champion and these are the type of fights boxing need man, so let the best man win. Boxing is close to bringing back them ole, Hagler, Hearns and Leonard days. We getting there."


Karceno: What do you think we need to do to get there?


Hunter: "They should do it like the other sports and have one title for each division and let everybody fight everybody and the best will get that belt. It would solve a lot of confusion. There are just too many belts right now in the sport, it's confusing for the casual fans."


Karceno: Where would that put Floyd Mayweather?


Hunter: "He's the champion of the division,of the sport, this isn't about him, he's on his way out the sport, I'm talking about changing the way it go from here on out, because one fight doesn't defined you're whole career, and we need to change that because now it's too many fighters worrying about protecting that zero instead of laying it all on the line. there are a lot of attractive fights out there to be made, if we can just get the fans to forget about the wins and the loses, we can make have some exciting fights taking place."

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