05/18 22:18 CDT Lucas Matthysse stops Lamont Peterson in 3rd
Lucas Matthysse stops Lamont Peterson in 3rd
By DAVID WEINBERG
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Lucas Matthysse stopped Lamont Peterson in the
third round Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in a matchup of
Although both own pieces of the 140-pound title, a dispute among the
sanctioning bodies prompted the fighters to meet in a non-title fight that
lived up to the hype.
Matthysse (34-2, 32 KOs) had two knockdowns in the third round.
The Argentine fighter brought a roaring crowd to its feet when he sent Peterson
(31-2-1, 16 KOs) to the canvas with a left hook that thudded against his jaw.
Peterson, from Washington, D.C., toppled over when he first tried to get up,
but barely managed to beat referee Steve Smoger's 10-count.
Matthysse charged toward Peterson and connected with another left hook that put
him down again. Although Peterson got up, Smoger stopped it at 2:14.