Last night on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike, Adonis “Superman” Stevenson improved to 28-1 (23KO’s) as he defeated #8 WBC ranked Thomas Williams Jr (20-2, 14 KO’s).  In what was a surprisingly competitive fight, Stevenson ended up coming out on top with a 4th round knockout.  Stevenson started of strong, perhaps underestimating his opponent, and he knocked him down in the first round with a short left hand to the side of the head.

Williams would get up from the flash knockdown, and make it out of the round.  Felling a sense of urgency already, Williams would turn on the jets in the second.  Williams was putting together nice combinations, and started coming forward more then he did in the first round.  it was a close round, but Williams probably edged it out by a small margin.  In the third, Williams continued to put together combinations, and he nailed Stevenson with a big left hand.  Stevenson, a little stunned, started backing up and Williams continued to move forward and pressure Adonis.

After recovering from the shot in the third, Stevenson would let his hand go, and the round became somewhat of a brawl.  After another close round, which I believe that Williams did just enough to win, Stevenson would come out strong in the 4th.  Williams still feeling super confident, got a bit sloppy, as he started throwing more punches, and Stevenson nailed him with a huge right hand.  Williams would go down hard, and would not be able to answer the 10 count.  It goes down as a KO victory for Stevenson, in a fight that he could have possibly been losing.  Stevenson didn’t look that great in this fight, and it would be interesting to see how he would fair against a top teir opponent at this stage of his career.

Eleider Alvarez (20-0, 10 KO’s) also defeated Robert Berridge (27-5-1, 21 KO’s) via Unanimous Decision, in their 10 round Light Heavyweight bout.  Alvarez is now the mandatory contender for Adonis Stevenson’s WBC Light heavyweight title, so time will tell if and when Stevenson will take that fight.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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