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Errol Spence Jr vs Lamont Peterson report
Who won Spence Jr vs Peterson?
Errol Spence Jr beat Lamont Peterson by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 20th January 2018 at Barclays Center in New York.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Errol Spence Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the IBF welterweight championship of the world.
Spence Jr vs Peterson stats
Errol Spence Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Lamont Peterson made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw.
Errol Spence Jr was the younger man by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Spence Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Peterson. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Errol Spence Jr fought out of the southpaw stance, while Lamont Peterson was an orthodox fighter.
Spence Jr was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 17 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 8 year and 1 month later than Peterson, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 142 more professional rounds, 142 to Peterson's 0.
Lamont Peterson was ranked number 5 by the IBF in the 147lb division.
Spence Jr vs Peterson form
Spence Jr remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Kell Brook on 27th May 2017 by knockout in the 11th round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Leonard Bundu on 21st August 2016 by knockout in the 6th round at Ford Amphitheater, Coney Island, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Chris Algieri on 16th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had beat Alejandro Barrera on 28th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The Bomb Factory, Dallas.
He had defeated Chris Van Heerden on 11th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, Canada.
Peterson had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against David Avanesyan on 18th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Cintas Center, Cincinnati, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Felix Diaz on 17th October 2015 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at EagleBank Arena, Fairfax.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Danny Garcia on 11th April 2015 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Edgar Santana on 9th August 2014 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
He had beat Dierry Jean on 25th January 2014 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at DC Armory, Washington.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Errol Spence Jr had been fighting more than Lamont Peterson.
Going to this contest, Errol Spence Jr had last fought 5 years, 9 months and 24 days ago, while Lamont Peterson's last outing had been 6 years, 1 month and 5 days ago.
Spence Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 6 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
Peterson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 1 month and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
What time did Spence Jr vs Peterson start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Spence Jr vs Peterson?
Spence Jr vs Peterson was broadcast on ShowTime in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.
What were the odds on Spence Jr vs Peterson?
Errol Spence Jr was a 1/20 (-2000) favourite going into the contest, while Lamont Peterson made his way into the ring at 17/2 (+850) with oddsmakers.
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