Saturday, 30 July 2016

Adonis Stevenson outguns brave Thomas Williams in 4.

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (28-1, 23 KOs) scored a decisive fourth round Knockout over WBC #8 ranked Thomas Williams Jr (20-2, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Videotron centre in Quebec City, Canada. Stevenson had Williams on the floor in round one with a straight left, but the challenger revived himself to rally in round two landing big shots of his own.. Both fighters unloaded with huge shots in the third, Williams deciding to roll the dice, regardless of risk and getting countered for his troubles.  Williams tried to build on earlier success in the fourth, but a close quarter exchange saw Stevenson attack the body of the challenger,  a desperate Williams fired a wild counter and Adonis timed him with a devastating short left, rendering Williams unconscious, making it a 7th successful defence of the championship he won against Chad Dawson in 2013..   Time was 2:54.

Unbeaten WBC #1 contender Eleider Alvarez (20-0, 10 KOs) scored a solid ten round unanimous decision over late sub Robert Berridge (27-5-1, 21 KOs). Alvarez outclassed the tough stand-in, whose never really made the match competetive, an uneventful fight saw Alvarez win by a decisive 99-90, 98-92, 98-92.
Berridge replaced former world champion Chad Dawson, who was forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury. Next up for Alvarez could be a world title tilt for Alvarez against stablemate Adonis Stevenson.

Undefeated middleweight Immanuwel Aleem (16-0-1, 9 KOs) and Demond Nicholson (17-1-1, 16 KOs) battled to an eight round majority draw. Aleem seemed to win the early rounds while Nicholson rallied to boss the middle rounds.. The final 9 minutes saw great exchanges from both guys, Aleem having a 7th round knockdown ruled as a slip as the fight went to the scorecards..
Scores were 77-75, 76-76 and 76-76.