Thomas Williams Jr. vs Umberto Savigne Preview November 13th
Thomas Williams Jr. of Fort Washington, Maryland is set to square off against Umberto Savigne of Cuba in a 10-round bout this Friday, November 13th at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The contest is another in the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series and it will be broadcast live in North America on the Spike television network. Williams is a southpaw and both boxers have pretty good power and this is a perfect chance for them to make a name for themselves with north American boxing fans since the card will be aired across the continent.
Williams vs Savigne Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Umberto Savigne +300
- Thomas Williams Jr. -390
The 28-year-old Williams Jr. has an impressive mark of 18-1 along with 12 kos while the 36-year old Savigne, who now calls Miami, Florida home, has a mark of 12-2 with 9 Kos to his name. Williams’ last outing resulted in a unanimous-decision triumph against Michael Gbenga last December. This means he may have some ring rust to fight through since he’s been out of action for close to a year. Before meeting Gbenga, Williams was stopped in the fifth round by former champ Gabriel Campillo back in August of 2014. His best wins have come against Cornelius White via a first-round stoppage in January, 2014 and a third-round stoppage over former contender Enrique Ornelas in April of 2014. He’s also beaten Yusaf Mack and Otis Griffin.
Savigne was on a bit of a roll recently with 10 straight wins, including seven by stoppage, but that string came to a sudden end when Craig Baker stopped him in the second round back in February. Savigne’s other pro loss came at the hands of in Harvey Jolly, who knocked him out in the second round in 2010. It was Umberto’s third pro outing. He hasn’t fought anybody of note up to now as he’s stepped into the ring with fighters such as Richard Hall, Jackson Junior, and Dhafir Smith. However, he did manage to stop former world champion Jeff Lacy in the second round in their fight in July of last year.
Both boxers will enter the ring at the same height of six-feet-one-inch tall, but Savigne has a three-inch edge in reach at 75 inches to 72. Williams turned pro back in 2010 and has fought 68 rounds since then while Savigne has 49 rounds under his belt since 2009. Savigne’s knockout ratio currently stands at 60 per cent while Williams has stopped 63 per cent of his opponents. Both men have decent power, but their chins are somewhat questionable, especially Savigne’s since both of his losses came by way of knockout. This has the potential to be an entertaining fight since both boxers prefer an offensive style and there could be a knockdown or two along the way.
Williams Jr. has the edge in experience and age as he’s eight years younger than Savigne. He also has a better chin and this could be a big factor. At 36 years of age, Savigne doesn’t have much time to make a statement in the light heavyweight division, so it’s basic a situation where it’s now or never. However, Williams should prove to be too good for him and take this contest by decision or late stoppage.
Play: Williams Jr. -390 @ 5dimes.eu
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