Belts on The Line
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Who won Williams vs Rosario?
Jeison Rosario beat Julian Williams by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 18th January 2020 at Liacouras Center in Pennsylvania.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This contest was for the unified super welterweight championship of the world, with the WBA & IBF belts on the line.
The undercard featured the clash of Colbert vs Corrales for the WBA Interim World Super Featherweight championship.
Williams vs Rosario stats
Julian Williams stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jeison Rosario made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rosario had a slight advantage in power over Williams, with a 68% knock out percentage over Williams' 59%.
Julian Williams was the older man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Williams had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Julian Williams & Jeison Rosario fought out of an orthodox stance.
Williams was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 3 years earlier than Rosario, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 79 more professional rounds, 186 to Rosario's 107.
Jeison Rosario was ranked number 9 by the WBA and 5 by the IBF in the 154lb division.
Williams vs Rosario form
Williams had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jarrett Hurd on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Welterweight championship fight at Washington, District of Columbia, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Nathaniel Gallimore on 7th April 2018 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ishe Smith on 18th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada, Afghanistan.
Before that, he had been beaten by Jermall Charlo on 10th December 2016 by knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Junior Middleweight championship fight at USC Galen Center, Los Angeles, United States.
He had won against Marcello Matano on 5th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem.
Rosario had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jermell Charlo on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Welterweight, WBA Super World Super Welterweight and IBF World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Julian Williams on 18th January 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA Super World Super Welterweight and IBF World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jorge Cota on 20th April 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park , California.
Before that, he had won against Mark Anthony Hernandez on 23rd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota.
Hehad defeated Juan Rodriguez on 30th November 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hotel Dominican Fiesta, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jeison Rosario had been fighting more than Julian Williams.
Going to this contest, Julian Williams had last fought 2 years, 8 months and 11 days ago, while Jeison Rosario's last outing had been 1 year, 3 months and 27 days ago.
Williams' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Rosario's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Williams vs Rosario start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Williams vs Rosario?
Julian Williams was a 3/100 (-3333) favourite going into the contest, while Jeison Rosario made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.