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PHOTOS: Errol Spence Jr. Stops Lamont Peterson After the Seventh Round in Brooklyn

Errol Spence Jr. defeated Lamont Peterson on Saturday (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night in Brooklyn, New York, former IBF welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. dominated a very game Lamont Peterson, stopping the rugged former champion after the seventh round inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Aired on SHOWTIME, Spence (23-0, 20 KOs) was too skilled, too tough, and too busy and precise for Peterson (35-4-1, 17 KO’s), as he registered a successful first defense of his title.

Spence now sets his sights towards a hopeful showdown with WBA/WBC champion Keith “One Time” Thurman, but it remains to be seen whether we will see that fight anytime soon.

PHOTOS: Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson + Robert Easter vs. Javier Fortuna Final Press Conference

Errol Spence and Lamont Peterson face off on Saturday night (Photo: Tom Casino – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (22-0, 19 KO’s) will face off with former world champion Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KO’s) inside of the Barclays center in Brooklyn, in a SHOWTIME-televised main event that should deliver in terms of action and suspense. Spence defeated Kell Brook this past May in a thriller and in Peterson he is going up against one of his most experienced and determined foes to date.

In the co-feature, IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. (20-0, 14 KO’s) faces off with former junior lightweight champion Javier Fortuna (33-1-1, 23 KO’s) in a unique matchup of styles. The action begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m this Saturday, Jan. 20.

PHOTOS: Errol Spence Hosts Media Day Ahead of Lamont Peterson Showdown

IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Trains in Dallas, Texas (Photo: Stacey Verbeek)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 9, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence hosted the media ahead of his Jan. 20 fight vs. former world champion Lamont Peterson. Working out inside of the R&R Boxing Gym in Dallas, Tex., Spence (22-0, 19 KO’s) looked sharp and in tremendous shape, with the match being less than a few weeks away.

Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KO’s) is a very experienced and worthy opponent, and any way you break the match down it figures to be entertaining. Spence vs. Peterson will be a Premier Boxing Champions telecast that will air live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Danny Garcia wins a hotly-contested split-decision against Lamont Peterson in Brooklyn

Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson getting down in Brooklyn (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York , WBA/WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia scored a razor-thin majority decision over WBO champion Lamont Peterson in a non-title matchup.

The matchup featured two of the game’s top 140-pounders in a catch weight match. Peterson weighed in at 143 pounds while Garcia was 142.2.

Lucas Matthysse vs. Lamont Peterson post-fight press conference

IFilmLondon’s Kugan Cassius goes behind the scenes in Atlantic City following Lucas ‘The Machine’ Matthysse’s 3rd round TKO victory over Lamont Peterson

PHOTOS: Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse make weight in Atlantic City before Showtime clash

Photos from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City as IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and interim WBC champion Lucas Matthysse weigh in ahead of their clash on Saturday, May 18th on Showtime Championship Boxing. Peterson made the contracted limit of 141 pounds while Matthysse was one pound under at 140.

Also weighing in was IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (146.7 pounds) and his opponent Lee Purdy, who came in a pound overweight.

All photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

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Lamont Peterson claims that Lucas Matthysse is in trouble and speaks on a possible fight with Danny Garcia

Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse weighing in on Friday afternoon (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

After a tumultuous 2012 that saw him sitting on the sidelines, IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson returned with an emphatic victory this past February, battering former titlist Kendall Holt over the course of eight rounds before seeing the fight waived off.

With momentum again on his side, Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KO’s) finds himself in a crucial match later tonight, as he will be locking horns with Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31 KO’s) inside of the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Regarded by many as the best fighter at 140 pounds, Matthysse is an iron-willed, heavy-handed puncher who has boxing skills and abilities that are often overlooked.

And while Matthysse last impression left for boxing fans was a chilling one, as he iced Mike Dallas Jr. in under one round, Peterson feels that all the hoopla surrounding his vaunted power has been overplayed.

Lamont Peterson on facing Matthysse, camp with Adrien Broner, Floyd Mayweather, Danny Garcia, more

Reporter Michelle Phelps sits down with IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson, as he speaks on his upcoming clash with Lucas Matthysse in Atlantic City, his training camp with Adrien Broner, his sparring session a few years back with Floyd Mayweather, a potential fight with Danny Garcia, and the PED accusations against him.

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Virgil Hunter has no preference on whether he’d like Amir Khan to rematch Danny Garcia or Lamont Peterson next

Virgil Hunter, left, and Amir Khan in Los Angeles this past December (Photo: Chris Robinson – HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday night, inside of the DC Armory in Washington, DC, IBF junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson made a stirring return to the ring in halting a game but outgunned Kendall Holt inside of eight rounds.

Peterson was sidelined all of last year due to failing a pre-fight drug test ahead of his scheduled rematch this past May with Amir Khan, who he had upset in December of 2011.

After Khan saw his opportunity for revenge against Peterson go up in flames, he then turned his attention to a July encounter with Philadelphia’s Danny Garcia. In a shocker, Garcia would drop Khan three times on his way towards a 4th round TKO.

Joel Diaz gives his thoughts on Lamont Peterson facing the likes of Lucas Matthysse and Danny Garcia

Lamont Peterson, right, stopping Kendall Holt in Washington, DC, on Friday night (Photo: The Koncrete Jungle)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier tonight, inside of the DC Armory in Washington, DC, IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson ended a year-plus layoff by emphatically halting former titlist Kendall Holt.

Peterson hadn’t fought since his upset victory over Amir Khan in December of 2011 and it was easy to spot his rust early as Holt got off to a comfortable start while also digging in some nice lefts to the body.

Peterson would erupt in the fourth round, however, as he turned up the pressure and dropped Holt with a crushing right hand. Peterson would score another knockdown in the sixth round, as it was obvious that the end was near.

Referee Tony Weeks would wisely stop the action 1 minute and 42 seconds into the eighth round as Holt was taking punishment along the ropes.

Watching the action from his home base in Indio, California, trainer Joel Diaz seemed impressed with Peterson.