Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Stevenson vs Williams Jr?
Adonis Stevenson beat Thomas Williams Jr by knockout in the 4th round on Friday 29th July 2016 at Centre Videotron in Quebec City.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This contest was for the WBC light heavyweight championship of the world.
Stevenson vs Williams Jr stats
Adonis Stevenson stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 22 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, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Stevenson had advantage in power over Williams Jr, with a 81% knock out percentage over Williams Jr's 70%.
Adonis Stevenson was the older man by 10 years, at 44 years old.
Williams Jr had a height advantage of 2 inches over Stevenson. Despite this, he had 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Adonis Stevenson & Thomas Williams Jr fought out of a southpaw stance.
Stevenson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 4 years and 1 month earlier than Williams Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 72 more professional rounds, 154 to Williams Jr's 82.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Thomas Williams Jr had been fighting more than Adonis Stevenson.
Going to this contest, Adonis Stevenson had last fought 6 years, 1 month and 16 days ago, while Thomas Williams Jr's last outing had been 5 years, 5 months and 27 days ago.
Stevenson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 5 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
Williams Jr's last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 2 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Stevenson vs Williams Jr?
Adonis Stevenson was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Thomas Williams Jr made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.