(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
NEW YORK (AP) Errol Spence Jr. was even more dazzling in defending his title than he was while winning it.
Spence battered Lamont Peterson until the fight was stopped a second into the eighth round Saturday night in the first defense of the welterweight title he won last year.
Spence had controlled the fight and both of Peterson's eyes appeared swollen as doctors checked him after the seventh round. The bell rang to start the eighth, and Peterson moved toward the center of the ring before his corner told the referee to call it.