CINCINNATI, OH — Marcus Browne overcame a point deduction for a second round foul to score three knockdowns and KO Thomas Williams Jr. at the Cintas Center.
Although both are southpaws, it was Browne who controlled the range behind a long, sturdy jab. Williams opted to lunge in with haymakers, making him susceptible to counters.
The bizarre first knockdown saw Williams badly stunned by a counter right jab. His knee and gloves touched the canvas, but Browne still unleashed a left hand. The referee credited the knockdown, but deducted a point from Browne for the foul and gave Williams five minutes to recover.
The time did little for Williams, whose equilibrium and punch resistance was noticeably diminished. Browne would score two more knockdowns off right hooks before Williams stayed down in the sixth.
Browne, whose record improves to 19-0 (14 KOs), called out WBC light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson. Williams, who was knocked out by Stevenson last July, suffers his second straight defeat and falls to 20-3 (14 KOs).
— 🥊SupremeBoxing24/7 (@supreme_boxing) February 19, 2017