Expert Sports Picks: W.B.C. light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson defends his title in Quebec City, Quebec tonight at 9 PM ET on Spike TV against Thomas Williams Jr. Adonis Stevenson vs Thomas Williams Jr. Odds have Stevenson as a -600 favorite with 55% of boxing predictions on Williams at +400 fight odds. The Canadian champion Stevenson, 27-1, 22 KO’s, will be making the 7th defense of his W.B.C. title after dispatching of Tommy Karpency as a 100 to 1 favorite in his last bout. Williams Jr., 20-1, 14 KO’s, is a top-10 contender that is coming off a career defining win over Edwin Rodriguez as a +275 fight odds underdog. Can the bomber Stevenson hold off the skilled American southpaw in front of his homecrowd? Our fight picks handicappers broke down the pugilist. Adonis Stevenson vs Thomas Williams Jr. Odds have Williams as a +400 underdog ($100 Bet Pays Out $500) at BOVADA.LV
Adonis Stevenson – Boxer: Intimidating presence at light-heavyweight with a powerful torso atop a 5’11” frame. Long armed (74″ reach) with huge power in his overhand left from a southpaw stance. More puncher than boxer but can box nicely outside behind the jab. Knows how to “fight long” and make good use of distance. Fast twitch athlete with quick hands and feet. Slick defender that dodges punches with his hands held low. On the downside, Stevenson, 38, is aging and has fought only 4 times in the last 26 months. “Superman” tests fate with his hands held low and can take punches flush. Has shown a good jaw but has been stopped and hurt in the past. Adonis Stevenson vs Thomas Williams Jr. Odds Over/Under is at 8.5 Rounds with the Under at -255
Thomas Williams Jr. – Boxer: Rangy 6’1″ southpaw with a sturdy build for a 175 Lb. Boxer/Puncher with good athleticism and handspeed. Throws punches with bad intentions and owns a heavy right hook. Not real elusive but knows how to move his head a little. On the downside, Williams, 28, has a suspect chin and ticker. Williams Jr. can be rattled and does not have much of a Plan B when Plan A doesn’t work. Loads up punches and can be hit with big artillery in exchanges. Runs out of wind with a small gas tank. “Top Dog” was a good amateur but is still very green as a pro having dueled only 72 professional rounds.
ESPN2 News Boxing Predictions: Stevenson by KO -325
Stevenson by KO -325
Stevenson by Decision: +450
Williams Jr. by KO: +500
Williams Jr. by Decision: +1400