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Lamont Peterson stops Edgar Santana in Round 10

Fighters Network

Lamont Peterson defended his IBF junior welterweight title with a 10th-round technical stoppage against Edgar Santana on the undercard of the Danny Garcia-Rod Salka fight on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Santana was never off his feet but was totally outclassed.

Peterson (33-2-1, 17 knockouts), a 30-year-old veteran from Washington, D.C., outworked the game but one-dimensional New Yorker, utilizing a concentrated body attack to score points and systematically weaken the 35-year-old boxer-puncher as the one-sided bout wore on.

The ringside physician, Dr. Barry Jordan, directed referee Pete Santiago to stop the fight near the end of Round 10 to spare Santana undue punishment and the fight was waved off at 2:48 of the round.

Santana (29-5, 20 KOs) stalked forward for much of the fight but he loaded up with one punch at a time and wasn’t able to step up his pace at any time during the 12-round bout.

Peterson,THE RING’s No. 2-rated 140-pounder, got the better of Santana on the inside, where he used angles to set up accurate uppercuts and punished the Puerto Rican’s body, and he easily controlled the local fighter from the outside with lateral movement and a stiff jab. Santana landed single power shots in every round but was unable to hurt the experienced defending titleholder, who whose offense was simply too diverse.