Showtime Championship Boxing presents an action packed double header, Lamont Peterson takes on the hard hitting Lucas Matthysse in a 141 pound catchweight main event and as the co-feature champion Devon Alexander defends his IBF welterweight title against British welterweight contender Lee Purdy at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Lamont Peterson is out to make a statement by taking on top junior welterweight slugger Lucas Matthysse on May 18. The fight is a even match up between two of the top guys in the 140-pound division, Peterson is a boxer puncher, who can box and mix it up on the inside, while Matthysse is known for his heavy one punch knock out power. Many boxing fans believe Matthysse is the more feared fighter at 140 and Peterson believes in order to test yourself and prove you are top level you must fight the best guys in the division, and this is the reason he took on such a tough challenge in Matthysse.
The co-main event and opening bout of the Showtime Championship Boxing broadcast is a world welterweight championship match between IBF champion Devon Alexander and Lee Purdy of the United Kingdom.
Watch Lamont Peterson vs. Lucas Matthysse, Devon Alexander vs. Lee Purdy live on May 18 at 9/6 PM ET/PT on Showtime.