Stevenson stops Williams in fourth round to retain title
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 30, 2016 04:52 PM
Adonis "Superman" Stevenson, right, of Montreal is all smiles as he faced Thomas "Top Dog" Williams Jr. at the end of a news conference in preparation for the Light Heavyweight WBC Linear world championship fight, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in Quebec City. Stevenson stopped Thomas Williams Jr. in the fourth round Friday night to successfully defend his WBC light heavyweight title. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Adonis Stevenson stopped Thomas Williams Jr. in the fourth round Friday night to successfully defend his WBC light heavyweight title.
Stevenson improved to 28-1, finishing off Williams (20-2) with a left at 2:54 of the fourth for his 23rd knockout.
The 38-year-old Montreal fighter also floored Williams in the first round, but the American got up at the count of eight.
"He wanted to put on some pressure, so I put some on as well," Stevenson said. "Two men who know how to fight. We gave a good show and that's what people want to see."