Saturday, 30 July 2016
Adonis Stevenson outguns brave Thomas Williams in 4.
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.