Saturday night, at the USC Galens Center in Los Angeles, California, Jermall Charlo, 25-0,19 KO’s successfully defended his IBF Junior Middleweight title by knocking out Julian “J-Rock” Williams, 22-1-1, 14 KO’s in the fifth round. The champion sent Williams to the canvas three times en route to an impressive stoppage victory and making a strong statement to everyone in the junior middleweight division.
In the second round, Charlo caught Williams with a solid jab that sent the challenger to the canvas. Williams seemed to recover from the flash knockdown and scored with a big overhand right himself by the end of the round. Charlo, utilizing a slight size advantage, maintained a comfortable difference though and used his jab effectively.