–Thomas Williams Jr. and Humberto Savigne announced bad intentions from the get-go, with the fighters trading knockdowns early in the first round.
–Williams took control in the second round, nailing his opponent with a left hook to begin a flurry of punches that sent Savigne to the canvas for a second time.
–Savigne tried to launch an offensive of his own, but Williams faded the assault and reeled off a string of shots to Savigne’s head to earn the stoppage at 1:48 of the second round.
At first, it looked like Thomas Williams Jr. was going to cruise. Then it looked like the waters might be a little choppier than expected. Turns out you should put some stock in first impressions.
Williams (19-1, 13 KOs) put Humberto Savigne (12-3, 9 KOs) on his back about a minute into the contest at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
But the hard-hitting southpaw was facing a fighter who had some pop of his own, and Savigne answered right back, connecting flush on a right hand that sent Williams reeling to the canvas. As the bell rang, it seemed like anybody’s fight.
That’s when Williams took over. He unleashed a right uppercut and left hook to open up a combination that again floored Savigne. This time the Cuban was clearly wobbly when he got up, but he gamely fired away, trying to punch his way back into the fight.
Williams had other ideas, unloading about a dozen shots with both hands, including several that landed flush to Savigne’s head, before referee Keith Hughes stepped in to wave it off at 1:48 of the second round.
- Williams vs Savigne