Errol Spence Jr. (22-0 19 KOs) defeated Lamont Peterson (35-3-1 17 KOs) after Dr. stoppage before round eight.
Spence, continued his IBF world ranking with the victory over Peterson. The champ dominated the fight against Peterson landing an astoundingly 138 power punches, most of which to the body.
“I want to commend Lamont,” Spence stated.
“A to of guys turned down the fight and he took it like a real warrior, a real fighter, and I commend him for that,” he continued.
Spence was able to knock Peterson down in the 5th briefly but Spence knew the fight wasn’t over. Peterson recovered for the remainder of the round, but it was the beginning of the end for the fighter.
“Lamont is a tough fighter,” Spence continued.
“He’s going to give it all he has got. His coach had to stop the fight, he wanted to go back,” Spence said.
In his post-fight, Spence acknowledged some changes and skills for his future.
“I can still improve on my defense and a lot of other things. But I’m going to keep learning and keep progressing and you are going to see a better Errol Spence each time I step into the ring.”
Other bout slated for this evening contest include:
Robert Easter v. Javier Fortuna – Lightweight
Catch all the round-by-round action from Ryan Sprague tonight: Spence Jr. v. Peterson
The fight takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and can be watched on Showtime network at 9 p.m. ET.
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Lamont Peterson
Round 5: Peterson came out swinging early in the round. Spence quickly took back control changing levels with combos and knocked Peterson down at 2:03 mark. Quick comeback for Peterson made for a quick count.
Spence came back hurting Peterson with 1:30 left in round. Peterson spent the remainder of the round trying his best to block the body shots. Round ended.
Spence came out a bit slower this round working different angles on Peterson. This round Spence seemed to go more for head shots and punching through Peterson’s gloves. He left himself open for a few headshots but nothing that looked very damaging for the champ.
so at the score cards from Magliani have Spence winning every round.
Spence came out big in round 7 looking to perhaps end the fight this round. He clipped the challenger several times causing Peterson to flee. The challenger looks tired and hurt. Spence is controlling the fight and the center of the ring.
Peterson will be lucky to survive this round. He looks hurt and tired, but he survived the round.
Robert Easter defeated Javier Fortunate at the judges table to retain his lightweight title. Two judges scored the Bout for Easter (115-112, 114-113) while one had it for Fortunate (114-113). There was a bit a controversy when the crowd believed a deduction should’ve been taken in the second round against Easter, which would’ve turned the decision into a split draw.