Julian Williams was businesslike in his dismantling of Marcello Matano on Saturday night, but things got more personal after the Philadelphia native earned his first shot at a world title.
Let’s talk about knockout power for a minute. Tony Harrison has shown it at 78 percent clip in his 23 fights. Fernando Guerrero has put ’em to sleep in 65 percent of his 31 tilts. Guerrero also has been stopped three times, though, and Harrison has once.
For the better part of nine rounds, Tony Harrison was buttery footwork and stinging jabs. He circled Willie Nelson around the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida, breaking down the taller, more experienced fighter with precision and a brainy acumen that undersold the sheer, raw power Harrison had at his disposal.