Adonis Stevenson vs Thomas Williams Jr. Preview July 29th
The Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) television series will head north of the border again this weekend to Quebec City where the main event will feature Haitian-born Quebecer Adonis “Superman” Stevenson defending his WBC Light Heavyweight title against American challenger Thomas Williams Jr. The 12-round bout from the Videotron Centre on Friday, July 29th will be broadcast live in America on the Spike television network while Canadian fans will likely need to cough up some cash for the pay-per-view broadcast. Stevenson last fought in September when be stopped American Tommy Karpency in the third round in Toronto. William’s last bout was in April when he beat Edwin Rodriguez by a second round stoppage.
Stevenson vs Williams Jr. Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Thomas Williams +425
- Adonis Stevenson -550
The 38-year-old Stevenson will climb into the ring with an impressive record of 27-1 along with 22 Kos and has 14 wins in a row. The southpaw is regarded as one of the sport’s hardest hitters and his current knockout ratio stands at 79 per cent. This will be Stevenson’s seventh title defence. He also owns the linear light heavyweight crown as well as The Ring version. He’s not invincible though as he was knocked out by Darnell Boone in the second round back in April of 2010 in his only defeat. Stevenson stands 5-feet-11-inches tall and has a 77-inch wingspan. He turned pro back in 2006 and has 125 rounds under his belt since then.
The 28-year-old Williams of Fort Washington, Maryland will climb into the ring with an impressive mark of 20-1 with 14 Kos and has won five of his past six outings with four of the past five by knockout. His lone loss came at the hands of Gabriel Campillo via a fifth-round stoppage in 2014. His best wins have come against Cornelius White via a first-round stoppage in January, 2014, a third-round stoppage over former contender Enrique Ornelas in April of 2014 and a stoppage over Umberto Savigne last November. He’s also beaten Yusaf Mack and Otis Griffin.
Williams has the height advantage at six-feet-one-inch tall, but he’s got a five-inch shorter reach at 72 inches. Williams turned pro back in 2010 and has fought 72 rounds since then and he’s stopped 67 per cent of his opponents. The quality of their opponents gives Stevenson a bit of an edge in experience though. Along with beating Chad Dawson for the title in a matter of seconds in 2013, he’s also faced Etianne Whitaker, Marlon Hayes, Anthony Bonsante, Derek Edwards, Tavoris Cloud, Tony Bellew, Andrzej Fonfara, Dmitry Sukhotsky and Sakio Bika.
Most fans and experts expect Stevenson to clock up another knockout against Williams and it’s quite possible he’ll do so. If Williams hopes to pull off an upset he needs to hit the champ hard, early and often to gain some respect. There’s no point hanging around and taking punishment. I’d recommend Williams to give it his all as early as possible since Stevenson can be hit. However, since Williams was stopped by Campillo there’s a question mark regarding his chin. Expect Williams to give a good account of himself, but to eventually lose the fight via decision or late stoppage.
Stevenson should be slightly better than Williams at this stage of their careers.
Play: Stevenson -550 @ 5dimes.eu
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