Lamont Peterson TKO 10 Edgar Santana live round-by-round updates
RingTV.com has a live round-by-round live update on this page of Saturday night’s junior welterweight clash during which IBF titleholder Lamont Peterson scored a 10th-round technical knockout at the 2:48 mark over Edgar Santana at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Peterson (33-2-1, 17 knockouts) is 6-1-1 with four stoppage victories since falling by unanimous decision to two-division titleholder Tim Bradley in December 2009.
In May 2013, Peterson, 30, was knocked out for the first time in his career by RING No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse in a non-title bout, but regrouped by defending his belt with a unanimous decision over Dierry Jean in January.
Santana (29-5, 20 KOs), 35, had won his last three fights, all by stoppage, since falling by unanimous decision to Manuel Perez in February 2012. Santana was last in action for a first-round knockout of Michael Clark in November.
Peterson had an advantage in total punches (281-to-94), power punches (219-to-79), and, jabs (62-to-15) against Santana.
Showtime will broadcast the fight as part of the Danny Garcia-Rod Salka card beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Peterson vs. Santana
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Referee: Pete Santiago
Judges: Stanley Christodoulou, Eric Marlinski and Don Trella
REFEREE PETE SANTIAGO STEPS IN TO END THE FIGHT ON THE ADVICE OF A RINGSIDE DOCTOR BARRY JORDAN!!!! PETERSON WINS BY 10TH-ROUND TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT AT THE 2:48 MARK!!!
Round 1: Fighters are at the center of the ring, with referee Pete Santiago in control. Peterson circling and displaying upperbody movement. Santana wings away, jabbing and missing. Overhand right lands for Santana along the ropes. Santana misses wildly with a left and then a right. Not much from Peterson, who takes a jab, then digs a left to the body. Another left to the body by Peterson and two jabs. Peterson jabs to the body and moves away. Jab by Peterson and a right and then another right. Right and left both to the head by Peterson. Right to the head by Peterson, who appears to have regained the momentum after a slow start. Long jab by Santana as Peterson dances away. Peterson, 10-9
Round 2: Peterson’s more active in the second, picking up where he ended in the first. Movement and jabs by Peterson, wing and a miss with the right by Santana. Peterson’s picking his spots behind the jab. Hard left hook by Peterson. Right to the body by Santana but he takes a right to the head from Peterson. Jab lands for Santana. Two more misses by Santana, who takes three jabs. Santana having difficulty getting set to throw. Hard jab to the head and a right to the body by Santana. Hard right to the body by Peterson and two more jabs. Jab to the body and right to the head by Peterson. Right uppercut and left by Peterson, whose movement is troubling Santana. Peterson, 10-9; Peterson, 20-18.
Round 3: Santana lands two early jabs, one to the head and the second to the body. Peterson jabs and throws two body shots. Double-jab by Peterson and then a left and right to the body. Left to the body by Santana. Right to the body and two left hooks to the body by Peterson, who also lands a right to the body. Peterson’s really digging those hooks to the body. Solid performance by Peterson, who also lands a counter right hand. Santana lands a right hand, but Peterson stays at a distance with the jab. Three-punch combo by Peterson punctuated by the left to the body. Jab to the body by Peterson as Santana misses with a wild right just prior to the bell. Peterson, 10-9; Peterson, 30-27.
Round 4: More of the same in the fourth as Peterson moves. Santana lands a thudding left hook to the body, but Peterson continues to box effectively. Peterson gets the better to the body during a toe-to-toe exchange. Santana continues undeterred trying to land the big punch. Left uppercut by Santana, who, nevertheless, still is getting out-worked. Hard left uppercut and then a right hand by Santana. Left hook by Santana. Two rights to the body and a left to the head by Peterson. Right to the body and they trade left hooks. Peterson out-hustles Santana in close with a number of hard shots to the body, but Santana appears to be encouraged. Peterson, 10-9; Peterson, 40-36.
Round 5: Peterson lands a hard left uppercut and then a succession of shots to the head and body. Peterson rocks Santana with a left and a right and continues to hammer away along the ropes. Santana’s covering up and taking punishment to the head and body. Hard shots to the body by Peterson against a fading Santana, who lands a solid right. Sharp left and then a right by Peterson and then a left uppercut. Left hook by Santana and a double-hook by Santana. Right and left by Peterson to the head and body. Good work by Peterson. Santana’s still there. Double-left hook to the liver and then a left to the head by Peterson. Double-hook by Santana, left hook to the head by Peterson. Peterson hammering with the rights and lefts at will. Hard left to the body and a hook to the head by Peterson. Left by Santana. Peterson, 10-9; Peterson, 50-45.
Round 6: Peterson’s moving early after the big fifth round and goes back to the jab. Peterson steps in with the right hand over the jab and moves away. Lead right by Peterson and movement. Right by Peterson, who has out-landed Santana, 139-to-42 to this point. Five-punch combination by Peterson ending with a right to the head. Then a left right to the head. Right to the body by Peterson. Hard left to the body and then another to the head. Peterson simply is tearing up Santana’s body. Right by Santana, but Peterson is undeterred and continues to back him up. Peterson, 10-9; Peterson, 60-54.
Round 7: Santana misses three early punches but then lands a glancing right hand. Peterson starting to clown a bit. Right to the head and two hooks by Santana. Another right and left by Santana, both glancing. Peterson’s in close again and taking the body from Santana. Right and left by Santana, but Peterson’s attacking to the body and then goes to the head with a right uppercut. Three body shots and a left uppercut. Right hand by Peterson, two body shots, and another right to the head. Vicious right to the head and similarly potent left to the body by Peterson. Right uppercut and left hook to the body and then the head by Peterson. Peterson really hammering away. Straight right by Peterson, followed by movement. Peterson, 10-9; Peterson, 70-63.
Round 8: Santana lands a crisp right to the body and an early counter-left uppercut, but Peterson’s back to firing to the body and ending his combinations with lefts and rights to the head. Peterson’s backing up Santana and landing at will. Seven, eight punches by Peterson — the first five to the body and the last three to the head. Santana’s just getting tagged relentlessly to the head and body whether on the ropes or on the center of the ring. Counter-left by Santana. Santana has a spirited 15 seconds late in the round that includes a counter right and a counter left, but Peterson still is getting the better of the action. Right uppercut prior to the bell for Santana. Peterson, 10-9; Peterson, 80-72.
Round 9: Santana appears to have the energy but Peterson’s movement and intensity keep him at bay. Hard jabs by Peterson and then a stiff left by Peterson. Right to the body and then to the head by Santana. Two jabs by Santana. Glancing right by Santana. Left to the body and right to the head by Peterson, who blocks a wild right hand. Right uppercut by Santana. Left hook and right both to the head by Peterson. Hard fight by Santana before Peterson launches a multi-punch series for about 10 seconds. Left hook by Peterson. Right by Peterson and a left to the chin. Right to the body at the bell by Peterson. Peterson, 10-9; Peterson, 90-81.
Round 10: Early movement from Peterson again. Jab to the body by Santana. Left to the body by Santana. Seven-punch series by Peterson ending with a left and a right both to the head. Peterson again forcing Santana backward for a period and then briefly creating distance behind his jab. Peterson’s out-hustling Santana on the inside and keeping his punches tight. Left hook by Santana who gets stunned by a left hook from Peterson, who cracks a left and right to either side of Santana’s face. Peterson has out-landed Santana, 271-to-94 at this point, and still is getting nailed viciously to the head.
REFEREE PETE SANTIAGO STEPS IN TO END THE FIGHT ON THE ADVICE OF A RINGSIDE DOCTOR BARRY JORDAN!!!! PETERSON WINS BY 10TH=ROUND TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT!!!