The scorecards might not have reflected how truly tough Julian Williams' unanimous decision win over former 154-pound champion Ishe Smith was Saturday night, but the top-ranked contender from Philadelphia had no trouble admitting he was in a dog fight on the center of the Las Vegas strip.
Former 154-pound champion Ishe Smith looking to prove he has a final title run left in him, while young contender Julian "J-Rock" Williams aiming to prove first loss of his career was a fluke as he continues his own pursuit of a world title this Saturday night on Bounce TV.
Former World Champion Ishe Smith Clashes With Top 154-Pound Contender Julian "J-Rock'' Williams Nov. 18 in Las Vegas
Lionell Thompson duels Earl Newman in a 175-pound co-feature and unbeaten 126-pound prospects Tugstsogt Nyambayar and Xavier Martinez meet up on the Bounce TV card.
It’s a tactic that’s been used pretty much since the birth of boxing: An undefeated fighter suffers his first loss and selects a creampuff opponent to rebuild his confidence and get himself back on the winning track.
The list of boxers who have defeated Ishe Smith is pretty impressive, and now Frank Galarza is looking to add his name to that talented roster.