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Stevenson knocks out Williams in 4th round

Adonis Stevenson picked up his 23rd career knockout by dropping Thomas Williams Jr. with one vicious punch in the fourth round of their WBC light heavyweight title fight.

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Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

"This was fire fighting fire. I saw him putting on pressure and I said, 'Hey, you want to put on pressure? I'm the one putting on the pressure.' When you have two guys who can punch, this is what you get -- something spectacular." -- Light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson on his fourth-round KO of Thomas Williams Jr.

Brian Campbell @BCampbellESPN

You have to give Williams credit for forcing Stevenson into a brawl. But Adonis simply had too much firepower. Fun fight.

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Light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson defeats Thomas Williams Jr. by fourth-round KO in a slugfest from Quebec City.

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Down goes Thomas Williams Jr. in Round 4 and he's not going to beat the count! Adonis Stevenson was forced to dig in and fight and the light heavyweight champion came through with a spectacular knockout on a short left cross as Williams was pinned against the ropes.

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

A large cut has opened up below the left eye of Thomas Williams Jr. as light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson unloads with uppercuts inside.

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Thomas Williams Jr. continues to close distance well and force Adonis Stevenson into a brawl in Round 3. You have to wonder if his chin can hold up trading power shots like this but he certainly came to win. Things are heating up in Quebec City.

Brian Campbell @BCampbellESPN

"Top Dogg" willing to go out swinging, as always. He is wild but dangerous and gave Stevenson reasons to be careful in Round 2.