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Matthysse Didn’t Think Peterson KO Would Come That Fast

by David P. Greisman

Lucas Matthysse has long been highly confident in his punching power — after all, only two of his wins beforehand had gone the distance — but he didn’t think the knockout over Lamont Peterson this past Saturday would come as soon as it did.

Matthysse floored Peterson once in the second round, then twice in the third round en route to the stoppage victory, bringing his record to 34-2 with 32 knockouts and 1 no contest.

“I never imagined I was going to finish it that fast,” Matthysse said afterward at the post-fight press conference, according to translator Eric Gomez of Golden Boy Promotions. “He’s a great champion, he’s fought the best, and nobody’s ever been able to knock him out. I was expecting a tougher fight.

“The first round was a little difficult,” Matthysse said at another point in the press conference. “He moved very well. His distance control was very, very good, so the second round, I took a little more chances, I closed the gap and I know he felt my punch. That’s when the first knockdown happened, and once that happened, I kind of knew I could open up a little bit and get him out of there.”

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by F!x on 05-20-2013

I explained several times already.. Peterson only ever looked good against a top tier opponent in the Khan fight.. but everyone knows he cheated in that fight which is the [I]only reason[/I] he looked good. That's why Matthysse KOd him…

Comment by Jaliscoguey13 on 05-20-2013

[QUOTE=PETUFF;13396937]man ilegals punchs in the back of head petterson...tha'ts why he wins so easy:peeright::peeright:[/QUOTE] If he didnt want to get punched in the back of the head he shouldnt have been holding and only giving the back of the head…

Comment by Jaliscoguey13 on 05-20-2013

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;13394572]I think he was surprised that he finally got a win over a top fighter I was hoping it would be foty but it didnt live up to the hype but sept 7 that will be foty no doubt about…

Comment by PETUFF on 05-20-2013

man ilegals punchs in the back of head petterson...tha'ts why he wins so easy:peeright::peeright:

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 05-20-2013

[QUOTE=megas30;13394765]You must be young or new to the sport. It has always been like this until someone becomes a superstar, then they start picking and choosing who they want to fight.[/QUOTE] Funny, I've watched boxing since the early 60s when…

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