Five-time national amateur champion Lamont Peterson (12-0, 6 KOs) made his ESPN2 debut at the Isle Of Capri Casino in Lula, Miss. on Tuesday. Peterson earned a unanimous decision over Miguel Torresillas (16-5-1, 7 KOs) in a super lightweight bout.
The straight-ahead Torresillas was often caught between wide-punching charges, as Peterson used his quick hands, accurate combinations and lateral
movement to separate himself from his opponent from the start.
Despite his lack of reach and technique, Torresillas remained on the attack, often falling in head first as he threw his wide shots, with Peterson easily
blocking and countering most charges for the next couple of rounds.
The fight became a bit closer as Torresillas closed the gap enough to land several shots in the fifth round, catching Peterson upstairs enough to show the undefeated fighter that his opponent was still in the fight.
Peterson began turning and landing sharp bodyshots as Torresillas kept coming forward, looking for one big shot in the sixth and seventh rounds.
Torresillas never stopped trying though, as he would manage to land some decent shots. Peterson pulled straight back in the latter rounds of the fight, spending most of the final round getting on his bicycle or holding on the inside, as he knew the fight was in the bag.
Scores were 98-92, 100-90 (twice), all for Peterson.
Torresillas becomes the first opponent on Peterson's ledger with more wins than losses in his record.
Wolfe dominates Nunez
Female super middleweight standout Ann Wolfe, now 21-1 with 15 KOs, stopped plucky Monica Nunez (9-4, 5 KOs) in seven rounds.
The powerful Wolfe set the tempo of the fight from the start by landing thudding body and head shots. Those accumulated on the mobile Nunez, who had her moments in the fight, displaying quick hands and feet, but not the power to slow down the freight train coming at her
The heavy artillery came down hard in the seventh, as Wolfe stepped up the attack, landing crunching shots to the body and instituting an unrelenting head attack which nearly dropped Nunez at the end of the round.
The bout was called off in-between rounds as Nunez was deemed not able to continue. Wolfe thus stays in the hunt for a mega fight against Laila Ali, whom she claims is ducking her.
Manley wins four round decision
Heavyweight Alvin Manley (8-0-1, 3 KOs) came off a two-year layoff to outpoint Domonic Jenkins (4-3-2,1 KO) in four.
The shorter, heavier Manley --278 lbs -- brought the fight to Jenkins, making it a brawl in the last two rounds of the bout. The action spilled over even
after the final bell rang, as Manley threw a big overhand right at Jenkins as the referee Fred Steinwinder III had already stepped in between the fighters to halt the bout.
Scores were 39-37 on all cards for Manley.