Lamont Peterson has been patiently waiting for more than 15 months to jump back into a boxing ring. Well, his wait is almost over, and his patience is paying off.
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.
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.
Adonis Stevenson has long claimed he has the most potent left hand in boxing. While a slew of his colleagues would no doubt argue otherwise, Thomas Williams Jr. certainly wouldn’t be one of them.
Adonis Stevenson has held onto his 175-pound world title for more than three years, but Thomas Williams Jr. believes it’s time for the “Top Dog” to take down the champ.
Thomas Williams Jr. was being interviewed earlier this month by Teddy Atlas when the ESPN ringside analyst revealed his 60th birthday is July 29, the day Williams challenges 175-pound champion Adonis Stevenson in a clash of southpaws.
Adonis Stevenson is two months shy of his 39th birthday, but that doesn’t mean the 175-pound world champion requires a cane to make the walk to the ring.