The most feared fighter in boxing just proved to the boxing world why he's been given such a worthy title. Matthysse defeated Peterson by third round KO as he used his devastating punching power to destroy Lamont Peterson in three rounds. Peterson came out in the first round using his jab as he tried to box the aggressor Matthysse. Lucas Matthysse landed a left hook in the second round on Lamont Peterson that he never seemed to recover from. Once the third round began, Matthysse was in control as he exchanged powerful left hooks with Peterson in which Matthysse was left standing, and Peterson was on the ground. After Peterson beat the count, another left hook landed shortly after and referee Steve Smoger called the fight. Matthysse improves to 34-2 with 32 KO's. Peterson fell to 31-2.