PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) _ Former IBF lightweight champion Freddie Pendleton knocked out journeyman Ed Goins in two rounds Friday night.

Pendleton, 148, of Miami, was in his first fight since a failed WBA welterweight title bid against James Page last July. He dropped Goins with a right uppercut and left hook to the body.

Goins, 150, of Sanford, N.C., was counted out by referee Jorge Alonso at 1:55 of the round, improving Pendleton to 45-24-4 with 33 knockouts. Goins is 15-14.

``I was a little rusty but I needed the work,'' Pendleton said.

Pendleton dominated the bout, fought at the super-welterweight limit, from the opening seconds by connecting repeatedly with rights to Goins' head.

Late in the first, Pendleton stunned Goins with a right to the head and then followed with a flurry of unanswered combinations. Goins avoided additional shots by taking a knee and giving Pendleton the first of his two knockdowns.

``I wanted to take care of things quickly,'' Pendleton said. ``Bring them on and I'll take care of them.''