Report: Peterson-Cherry Bout Off Due to Injury

This weekend's split-site pay-per-view featuring Kelly Pavlik and Miguel Cotto just lost the most interesting part of its undercard.

Undefeated lightweight Anthony Peterson was set to meet Edner Cherry on the televised Madison Square Garden portion of the card. But according to ESPN's Dan Rafael, Peterson injured his knee over the weekend, and the fight is now off.

The 23-year old Peterson is currently ranked in the top 10 at 135 pounds by BoxRec.com, and was ready for another step up in competition after scoring a KO and two lopsided decisions in his three 2008 appearances. He should have received a more honest test from Cherry, who most recently lost a 140-pound title fight to Timothy Bradley but is 5-0 in his last five lightweight fights since an early 2006 loss to Jose Armando Santa Cruz.

The undercard is set to undergo a significant downgrade, with Rafael reporting that a four-round fight between Matvey Korobov and Cory Jones will now be the first fight shown on TV.

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