You would’ve been hard-pressed to find a fan or analyst who thought sluggers Edwin Rodriguez and Thomas Williams Jr. would make it to the finish of their 175-pound world title eliminator on April 30 in Carson, California. Turns out they didn’t even come close.
Thomas Williams Jr. said he wanted to be the one to dethrone lineal 175-pound champion Adonis Stevenson. On Saturday night, the “Top Dog” certainly proved he’s worthy of a shot at the top of the division.
Edwin Rodriguez and Thomas Williams Jr. have each warned fight fans to keep their eyes wide open Saturday, as neither believes their light heavyweight slugfest is going the distance.
Edwin Rodriguez has said he believes he got a sneak preview five months ago of how to attack Thomas Williams Jr. when the 175-pounders meet on April 30. Williams' response: Consider the feeling mutual.