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WBC super lightweight interim champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KOs) impressively annihilated IBF jr welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (31-2-1, 16 KOs) with a devastating third round KO on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Matthysse floored Peterson once in round two and twice in round three. Referee Steve Smoger waved it off at 2:14. The bout was a non-title match because Matthysse didn’t want to give up his WBC interim belt. Peterson remains IBF welter champ.
After the fight Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer proclaimed that Matthysse is the “new Manny Pacquiao.” Matthysse called out Danny Garcia and stated “Now I know I’m the best 140-pounder because no one has ever dominated Peterson the way I did…Continue
2012 US Olympian Jamel Herring (3-0, 2KOs) needed only a hundred twenty one seconds to dispose of an outgunned lightweight Victor Galindo (1-2), dropping him twice en route to the first round stoppage. Herring was on his “A” game from the opening bell and dropped Galindo initially with a right left combination. Galindo rose to his feet and tried to fight back, but he could not match the hand speed or power of Herring. The demolition continued as Herring continued to bang away. Moments later, after about twelve unanswered shots, Galindo dropped to a knee from the damage done by an earlier body shot in the flurry. Galindo’s corner had seen enough and threw in the towel forcing referee Lindsey Page to call a halt the contest at the 2:01 mark of the opening…Continue
Main Event: Gamalier Rodríguez 125 vs Alicio Castañeda 125
Felix Verdejo (pictured) 132 vs Corben Page 132
John Karl Sosa 142 vs Tommy Bryant 141
THURSDAY'S LUCAS MATTHYSSE, LEE PURDY AND
ANTHONY OGOGO ATLANTIC CITY ROUNDTABLE QUOTES
ABOUT MAY 18 FIGHTS AT BOARDWALK HALL IN
ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY
LIVE SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
®TELECAST TO SHOWCASE
LAMONT PETERSON VS. LUCAS MATTHYSSE &
DEVON ALEXANDER VS.LEE PURDY FOR ALEXANDER'S
IBF WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
OGOGO TO BE FEATURED LIVE ON SHOWTIME EXTREME
IN UNDERCARD ACTION
LUCAS MATTHYSSE, WBC Interim…
HUGE BOXING WEEKEND IN CANCUN...
MAY 18 SUGAR SHANE MOSLEY VS. PABLO CESAR CANO
EVENT SO BIG, IT HAD TO BE SPLIT IN TWO
SERGIO THOMPSON VS. GUSTAVO SANDOVAL IN
CO-FEATURE WITH ROBERTO MANZANAREZ, ADAN MARES &
MORE FEATURED ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT GRAND OASIS CANCUN
PLUS: SPECIAL FREE ADMISSION FRIDAY AFTERNOON EVENT
CREATED FROM FIGHTS ORIGINALLY SCVHEDULED FOR
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FOX SPORTS NETWORKS TO TELEVISE MOSLEY VS. CANO AND
THOMPSON VS. SANDOVAL LIVE IN THE UNITED…
By Leif Coorlim
Editor's note: This article is part of The Fighters, a series of reports from a movie that will premiere on CNN on 17 and 18 May.The documentary is a result of two years of undercover work and shoot in the Philippines.
Manila, Philippines (CNN). - MANNY PACQUIAO is not a god, but that does not stop millions of Filipinos adore…Continue
Sugar Ray Leonard (born May 17, 1956) is an American retired professional boxer and occasional actor. He was named Ray Charles Leonard, after his mother's favorite singer, Ray Charles. Leonard was the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses, won world titles in five weight divisions and defeated future fellow International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees …Continue