Matthysse stops Dallas in 1st round

Updated: January 27, 2013, 12:29 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Lucas Matthysse stopped Mike Dallas Jr. with a devastating straight right hand at 2:36 of the first round Saturday night in his first defense of the WBC interim super lightweight championship.

Neither fighter had done much damage when Matthysse slipped a punch and landed a short right hand that sent Dallas face-first into the canvas at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Matthysse improved to 33-2 with his 31st knockout, possibly putting him in position for a shot at WBC and WBA super lightweight champion Danny Garcia or Marcos Maidana.

Dallas dropped to 19-3-1.

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