Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams Jr. Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/29/16
Williams vs. Stevenson
Boxing: Friday, July 29, 2016 (Videotron Centre)
The Line Stevenson -350 / Williams -250 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Adonis Stevenson and Thomas Williams Jr. fight Friday night at the Videotron Centre for the WBC World light heavyweight title.
Adonis Stevenson enters this fight with a 27-1 record that includes 22 knockouts. Stevenson has won his last 14 fights and is coming off a September win over Tommy Karpency. Stevenson has established himself as one of the top heavyweights in the world and is still going strong despite approaching 39 years old. Stevenson has an impressive reach of 77 inches and has extreme power that’s produced knockouts in 10 of his last 13 victories. Stevenson’s only loss was a 2010 knockout to Darnell Boone. Overall, Superman has proven to be one of the tougher and dominant boxers over the years in his competitive division. Stevenson has fought most of his career in Canada, his current residence.
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Thomas Williams Jr. enters this fight with a 20-1 record that includes 14 knockouts. Williams has won five of his last six fights and is coming off a April win over Edwin Rodriguez. Williams is coming off possibly the biggest win of his career in which he was a nice sized underdog, and now he has a shot to steal someone's belt in their country. Williams has won four of his last five fights by knockout and just showed that he’s capable of winning a bout that’s a straight up slugfest. Williams’ only loss was a 2014 RTD against Gabriel Campillo. Williams may not be the sexiest name for the current champion, but boxing fans must respect his resume and the fact he's capable of another upset. This will be Williams’ first fight outside of the United States.
This may be a better fight than what the odds indicate, as Williams is no slouch and has won other big fights against guys such as Cornelius White and Umberto Savigne. Although when it’s all said and done, Stevenson is the more accomplished, stronger puncher and has the whole country of Canada behind him. Williams hasn’t been in a situation like this before.
So, I have to expect the champ to keep his belt.