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Canadian Jean to fight for IBF light welterweight title

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The Canadian Press
11/5/2013 7:02:05 PM
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MONTREAL -- Dierry Jean of Montreal has taken another step toward challenging Lamont Peterson for the International Boxing Federation light welterweight title.

Peterson's promoter Golden Boy won a purse bid Tuesday and has 90 days to organize the bout, which will likely be held in the United States.

Jean (25-0) became mandatory challenger for the IBF 140-pound belt with a seven-round stoppage of Cleotis Pondarvis in Oklahoma in May.

Peterson (31-2-1) won the title with a split decision win over Amir Khan and defended it in February with an eighth-round TKO of Kendall Holt. The 29-year-old from Memphis was punched out in three rounds by Argentine Lucas Matthysse in a non-title bout in May.

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