By Elliot Foster (@FreelanceFoz)
Lamont Peterson will return to the ring next month as he fights for the first time since controversially losing.
The former IBF light welterweight champion fell victim to an appalling decision against Danny Garcia in April and will look to get back to winning ways near his Washington D.C. home.
Peterson takes on 2008 Olympic gold medallist Felix Diaz Jr., from the Dominican Republic, in a 12-round bout at the EagleBank Arena at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Serving as the main event to a Premier Boxing Champions card, the clash will be aired on October 17, live on NBC.
It will be flanked by a contest between two former world title challengers as Andre Dirrell and Blake Caparello meet in a super middleweight contest.
Dirrell lost last time out to James DeGale, with the Harlesden man coming out on top when the vacant IBF title was on the line, while Caparello has also lost a world title challenge.
The 29-year-old Australian southpaw was halted inside two rounds by Sergey Kovalev last year when he tried to take the Russian’s WBO light heavyweight crown.by