Errol Spence Jr., left, knocks down Lamont Peterson during the fifth round of an IBF welterweight championship boxing match Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. Spence won in the eighth round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Errol Spence battered Lamont Peterson on the way to an eighth-round technical knockout Saturday to retain his International Boxing Federation welterweight world title.Spence strengthened his reputation as one of the best of boxing's rising stars, scoring his 10th straight win inside the distance as he improved to 23-0 with 20 knockouts.Spence, making his first defense of the title he seized from Britain's Kell Brook in May, dominated from the opening bell at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, pummeling Peterson with combinations to the head and body.Dock waved the fight off at one second into the eighth round.While Spence has been tipped as a future pound-for-pound king, he says there's still room for improvement.
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