On January 18, 2020, unified world champion Julian "J-Rock" Williams battled Jeison Rosario in a super welterweight unification bout, live on FOX from at The Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Despite entering the fight as a massive underdog, Rosario defeated Williams via fifth-round TKO. Rosario's record improves to 20-1-1 (14 KOs).
Moment of the Month: May 2019 — Julian “J-Rock” Williams can finally call himself a World Champion, as the Philly native upset Jarrett Hurd by UD in his own backyard to claim the IBF, WBA and IBO titles on May 11, 2019 on a PBC on FOX card in Fairfax, Virginia.
On May 11, 2019, unified 154-pound world champion "Swift" Jarrett Hurd put his titles on the line against top contender Julian "J-Rock" Williams on FOX. Despite Hurd being the heavy hometown favorite, Williams fought the better fight and took home a unanimous decision victory. He is now the unified 154-pound world champion.
Julian Williams (25-1-1, 15 KOs) continued his march towards another title shot, earning a majority decision over a game but outclassed Nathaniel Gallimore (20-2-1, 17 KOs) over 12 rounds. Williams edged enough of the rounds to earn the decision, nearly stopping Gallimore in the championship salvos. Scores were 117-110, 116-112, and 114-114.
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Jermall Charlo and Julian Williams traded heavy punches through four rounds of their 154-pound title fight. Then came Round 5 and the punch nobody saw coming—especially Williams.