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:
Lamont tripping with shorts— Shakur Stevenson (@ShakurStevenson) February 19, 2017
I see Lamont Peterson bringing short boxing trunks back into fashion. He looks like he's ready for a Muay Thai fight— Morgan Campbell (@MorganPCampbell) February 19, 2017
Peterson appears to be wearing a pair of Broner's old 126 shorts— Galaxxy Shep (@SixHeadz) February 19, 2017
I didn't know @RacanatiBoxing made draws!! They nice lol— Denis Douglin (@DaMommasBoy) February 19, 2017
Classic basketball was a familiar comparison point for some:
Lamont Peterson wearing those John Stockton throwback trunks.— Brian Campbell (@BCampbellESPN) February 19, 2017
Peterson's shorts are very "ABA."— B.A. Fogg (@foggyskies) February 19, 2017
Powerful 1985 LA Lakers Short Lamont Peterson is rocking....— Mcgomez (@TheRealMcgomez) February 19, 2017
On the bright side, Lamont’s legs were complimented by others:
Well he has some nice legs. If you gonna go “we wear short shorts” have nice legs. #boxing— Jae (@JeandraLeBeauf) February 19, 2017
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!