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Matthysse stops Dallas in 1st round

Updated: January 27, 2013, 1:02 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 flashed a big smile and watched referee Robert Byrd stop the fight as Dallas lay motionless.

"I was so ...

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