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Lamont Peterson’s short shorts are a hit on Twitter

Lamont Peterson is fighting. But let’s talk about his trunks.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Lamont Peterson is, as we speak right now, fighting David Avanesyan for Avanesyan’s WBA “world” welterweight title. It’s a solid matchup, on Showtime, we’ve got Wil Esco scoring the fight with round-by-round updates, and so far has been a decent fight.

All that said, the Twitter world was most concerned with Lamont Peterson’s short shorts, at least in the first round or two. At least for a minute. At least before we adjusted to these throwback trunks. Here are some highlight comments from the social media platform, from those in and out of boxing:

Classic basketball was a familiar comparison point for some:

On the bright side, Lamont’s legs were complimented by others:

And others had, like you probably have by now, heard enough quickly and wanted to focus on the fight at hand:

That’s it for now, back for more hard-hitting boxing world coverage and important journalism very soon!

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