Marcus Browne remained undefeated tonight with a somewhat controversial knockout win over Thomas Williams Jr, dropping Williams three times en route to the victory at 0:42 of round six.
After a slow first round where Browne did a little work to establish his jab, Williams was dropped to a knee in the second. But before the referee could start the count, and with Williams clearly down and not getting up for the moment, Browne took an egregious cheap shot by throwing a shot to the side of a kneeling Williams’ head.
Referee Ken Miliner was slow to react, issued a count, but then helped Williams up, and took a point from Browne (19-0, 14 KO). Showtime clocked the break Williams took at three minutes, 44 seconds, and he never looked good after that, though to be fair, he looked a little slow before it, too.
The third round was a little rough on both sides, but Browne stayed largely in control. Williams (20-3, 14 KO) was hurt again early in the fourth, and then dropped a little over halfway into the round on a counter right hook from the Staten Island southpaw.
Williams, to his credit, hung in and kept throwing punches, plus he had plenty to say in close to Browne. But he was dropped again early in the sixth round on another hook, that pretty much just blasted through the high guard of Williams. Williams’ corner told him to stay down, and he did, taking the 10 count.
After the fight, Browne called out WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson.
At the time of the stoppage, all three judges had the fight scored 49-43 for Browne, as did BLH’s Wil Esco and myself.