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Video: Hunter Explains Why He Pulled Lamont Peterson Out

Errol Spence Jr. was even more dazzling in defending his title than he was while winning it.

Spence battered Lamont Peterson until the fight was stopped a second into the eighth round Saturday night in the first defense of the welterweight title he won last year.

Spence had controlled the fight and both of Peterson's eyes appeared swollen as doctors checked him after the seventh round. The bell rang to start the eighth, and Peterson moved toward the center of the ring before his corner told the referee to call it.

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Spence (23-0, 20 KOs) pitched a shutout in his first attempt defending the IBF 147-pound crown he won last May when he went to Sheffield, England, and stopped Kell Brook in his hometown, breaking the champion's orbital bone and knocking him down in the 10th round before Brook went to a knee in the 11th and the fight was stopped.

Spence won every round on all three scorecards in a performance that easily backed up the accolades he earned in his title-winning victory.

He knocked Peterson (35-4-1) down in the fifth and hurt him in many other rounds, ripping punches into his ribs to set up hard shots to the head.

Spence landed more punches (161) than Peterson threw (158) according to final CompuBox stats and connected with over 100 more power punches — landing 35 alone in the fifth round.

Spence confidently threw his jab to get warmed up in the first, and then hurt Peterson with a body shot along the ropes in the second. They traded hard shots in the third with Spence continuing to go to the body and Peterson getting him upstairs.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Introspective on 01-21-2018

It was nice to see this respect between spence and petersons trainer at the end I wonder what he said to spence

Comment by Eff Pandas on 01-21-2018

Ahhh yea he's saying "I'm good" but it does sound a lot like "I'm done". Fooled me.

Comment by Eff Pandas on 01-21-2018

[QUOTE=GriffTannen;18424337]Yet he never says "I'm done" so stop making shlt up[/QUOTE] I coulda swore I heard Lamont say "I'm done" too. Someone said it didn't they? I'm listening to the end of that last round again cuz I thought thats…

Comment by BufordTannen on 01-21-2018

[QUOTE=TheUntouchable;18424333]Yeah that's after the decision has been made, listen to the corner after rounds 5, 6 and 7. You can hear Peterson and Hunter talk about quitting.[/QUOTE] Yet he never says "I'm done" so stop making shlt up

Comment by TheUntouchable on 01-21-2018

[QUOTE=GriffTannen;18424331]Idk if you're trolling or not. He clearly said I'm good Go to 29:30 [url]https://youtu.be/LySjQmZnSUw[/url][/QUOTE] Yeah that's after the decision has been made, listen to the corner after rounds 5, 6 and 7. You can hear Peterson and Hunter talk…

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