A recap of the highest-profile boxing matches of the weekend.
A Star Emerges
Lamont Peterson entered Saturday night's bout with Lucas Matthysse regarded by many as the finest 140-pounder in the world.
He left in a heap.
In what was expected to be a highly competitive bout turned into a showcase for Matthysse, who might just be the best pound-for-pound puncher in the world and emerges as an intriguing opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Matthysse (34-2, 32 KOs) knocked down Peterson, 29, twice in the third round with a pair of left hooks before referee Steve Smoger stopped the fight at the 2:14 mark.
Peterson, who came in one pound above the junior welterweight limit, had the right idea in the first round by boxing, using his feet and staying away from Matthysse. Peterson (31-2-1, 16 KOs) then elected to be a bit more stationary and jab a little more in the second round before being knocked down with a looping left hook that completely changed the fight.
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