Exclusive photos: Lucas Matthysse blitzes Lamont Peterson in three; Devon Alexander, Shawn Porter victorious

Photo updates from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City as Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse scored an emphatic 3rd round TKO over a brave but outgunned Lamont Peterson (31-2-1, 16 KO’s). Matthysse dropped Peterson in the second round and floored him again with a huge left hook in the 3rd before leveling him once more before referee Steve Smoger waived it off.

All photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

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In the televised co-feature, IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (25-1, 14 KO’s) stopped a courageous Lee Purdy (20-4-1, 13 KO’s) after seven rounds of action, as his corner elected to throw in the towel.

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On the undercard, welterweight contender Shawn Porter (21-0-1, 14 KO’s) looked sharp in outhustling and outclassing Canada’s Phil Lo Greco (25-1, 14 KO’s) over ten rounds. Porter was too fast for Lo Greco, as a knockdown in the tenth round put a stamp on his performance.

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Chris Robinson can be reached at Trimond@aol.com

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