Spence makes Peterson’s corner call it quits after 7
In the main event from The Barclay’s Center on Showtime Boxing, Errol Spence Jr. put his IBF Welterweight belt on the line against Lamont Peterson. In the first round Spence came out throwing his jab and going to the body as Peterson wouldn’t not let his hands go.
The second round Spence did more of the same by imposing his will on Peterson and seemed to have hurt him in the second half of the round. In the third Peterson showed more life having a little success landing a couple of shots in yet another strong round for Spence.
Round four Spence continued to walk Peterson down using a good up and down attack. Peterson got hit with a left in round five that dropped him. He was able beat the count and show tremendous heart by trading with Spence in a big round for the champ.
In round six it was more of the same as Spence was just hitting Peterson with big shots while walking through anything Peterson had to offer. It was more dominance by Spence in the seventh. It was a big round where he did anything he wanted.
As the bell was about to ring for round eight Peterson’s trainer Barry Hunter didn’t allow his fighter to come out of the corner as the bout was called to a halt.
Errol Spence Jr. improved to 23-0 with 20KO and making a successful first defense of his title. Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17KOs) showed tremendous heart in what was a rout. Spence Jr showed once again why they call him “The Truth”. It leaves one wondering what’s next for the champion who has had a hard time getting opponents.
By: Wilson Urena