Adonis “Superman” Stevenson has often referred to his left hook as his moneymaker, and the 175-pound world champion hit the jackpot over the summer with that very punch.
In a bit of foreshadowing, Adonis Stevenson flashed the power of his left hand late in Round 1 of his title defense against Thomas Williams Jr. on July 29 in Quebec City, dropping the challenger with a shot to the top of the head.
As he lay on the ground, Williams looked over to his corner and mouthed the words “my fault,” as if to suggest to his team that he knew he made a mistake that left himself vulnerable.
Over the next two rounds, Williams absorbed more punishment from Stevenson, but he also dished out a good bit of his own, even wobbling the champion at one point in Round 2. Indeed, despite the early knockdown, the “Top Dog” was holding his own against “Superman”—that is, until the final seconds of Round 4.
That’s when Williams, well, let’s just say he failed to learn from his Round 1 mistake.
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