IBO World Super Welter Title
WBA Super World Super Welter Title
IBF World Super Welter Title
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jeison Rosario Batters Julian Williams For TKO in Five, Shocker to Win Titles
PHILADELPHIA – Jeison Rosario ruined Julian Williams’ homecoming and abruptly ended his title reign Saturday night.
The rugged Rosario, a huge underdog, stunningly knocked out Williams in the fifth round of their scheduled 12-round, 154-pound championship match in Williams’ hometown. Most Internet sports books listed Williams as at least a 30-1 favorite entering a main event FOX televised from Temple University’s Liacouras Center.
You wouldn’t have known it by the way the unknown, unfazed Rosario ran through Williams before his hometown crowd.
A right-left combination by Rosario was the beginning of the end for Williams in the center of the ring in the fifth round. After landing that combination, Rosario jumped on a wobbled Williams and unloaded a barrage of power punches that hurt the former champion badly. MORE