Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/19/13

CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 27: Rock Allen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania lands a punch in his light welterweight (141lbs) match against Lamont Peterson of Washington, D.C. during the 2004 Olympic Box-Offs at the Cleveland Convocation Center February 27, 2004 in Cleveland, Ohio. With the victory, Allen qualifies for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Lucas Matthysse stopped Lamont Peterson in the third round Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in a matchup of junior-welterweight champions. Although both own pieces of the 140-pound title, a dispute among the sanctioning bodies prompted the fighters to meet in a non-title fight that lived up to the hype. ''Now we all know who the best 140-pound fighter is,'' Matthysse said through an interpreter. ''No one has dominated Peterson like that.'' Matthysse (34-2, 32 KOs) had two knockdowns in the third round. The Argentine fighter brought a roaring crowd to its feet when he sent Peterson (31-2-1, 16 KOs) to the canvas with a left hook that thudded against his jaw. Peterson, from Washington, D.C., toppled over when he first tried to get up, but barely managed to beat referee Steve Smoger's 10-count. Matthysse charged toward Peterson and connected with another left hook that put him down again. Although Peterson got up, Smoger stopped it at 2:14. Matthysse, the WBC interim champion, pu...
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