WBC champ Adonis Stevenson knocks down Thomas Williams Jr
WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson knocked out challenger Thomas Williams Jr in the fourth round in PBC on Spike main event on Friday, July 29, at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada.
With this fight, Stevenson (28-1, 23 Kos) retains the title as WBC light heavyweight champion (175 pounds). The fight gave the champ his 15th consecutive victory, with 13 of those coming by knockouts.
Despite being off the ring for over 10 months, Stevenson was certainly not out of form. A few minutes into the fight, he landed a killer blow on Williams in the first round. But Williams proved to the corner that he was okay. In the second round, Williams came out aggressive and landed a few attacks on Stevenson. Stevenson even wobbled a bit. The two had a few more exchanges of destruction-intended punches. But on the fourth round Williams was punished severely. The light heavyweight champ served half-a-dozen solid upper cuts on William’s face and body before the knocking him out with a powerful left cross blow.
— Adonis Stevenson (@AdonisSuperman) July 30, 2016
Stevenson is likely to fight Eleider Alvarez who defeated in Robert Berridge in another main co-event.
The ‘Superman’ has held onto his 175-pound world title for more than three years. This is the 38-year-old’s seventh successful defense of his title that he had earned after a showdown with Chad Dawson at HBO Boxing After Dark main event in 2013.
The Haiti-born Canadian was fighting for the 14th straight time in his adopted country of Canada.
Williams had made his debut boxing career in light heavyweight category in November 2010 at the Jaycees Community Center, Waldorf, Maryland against 34 year old Daniel Shull .
Williams’ challenge to Stevenson had been announced on June 16, this year.
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