U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, United States
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Marcus Browne vs Thomas Williams Jr report
Who won Browne vs Williams Jr?
Marcus Browne beat Thomas Williams Jr by knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 18th February 2017 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Browne vs Williams Jr stats
Marcus Browne stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Thomas Williams Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Browne had a slight advantage in power over Williams Jr, with a 72% knock out percentage over Williams Jr's 70%.
Marcus Browne was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Browne had a height advantage of 1 inch over Williams Jr. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Marcus Browne fought out of the orthodox stance, while Thomas Williams Jr was a southpaw.
Browne was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year later than Williams Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 40 more professional rounds, 122 to Williams Jr's 82.
Marcus Browne went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBC, 11 by the WBO and 13 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Thomas Williams Jr was ranked number 15 by the WBC in the 175lb division.
Browne vs Williams Jr form
Williams Jr had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Adonis Stevenson on 29th July 2016 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight championship fight at Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada.
Previous to that, he had won against Edwin Rodriguez on 30th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Umberto Savigne on 13th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi.
Before that, he had defeated Michael Gbenga on 12th December 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Chicago.
He had been beaten by Gabriel Campillo on 1st August 2014 by unanimous decision in the 5th round at Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton.
Browne's last 3 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 8 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.3 rounds on average.
Williams Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
What time did Browne vs Williams Jr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Browne vs Williams Jr?
Marcus Browne was a 57/100 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Thomas Williams Jr made his way into the ring at 69/50 (+140) with oddsmakers.
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