By Marc Livitz: Julian Williams put on an impressive, although expedient display in the ring tonight(March 17) with a resounding third round knockout win over Freddy Hernandez in a light middleweight contest. "Golden Boy Live" set up shop this evening for a St. Patrick’s Day edition of boxing and where else could the love of the tradition traced to the shamrock be felt better than amongst the fight fans in Boston. The crowd at the House of Blues was treated to a dandy handful of fisticuffs and flying leather throughout the entire fight card.
A quick snapping right hand from Williams sent Hernandez to the floor just nine seconds after the opening bell. His opponent dropped his left hand just long enough for him to take advantage of such an opening. The man from Mexico City quickly rose to his feet and Julian continued the quick pace by way of his left jab. Freddy looked to establish a jab of his own as the period wore on, yet he found it somewhat difficult to locate his foe. Williams remained a step or two quicker in the second. Fernandez did his best to engage the pressure at times, yet his opponent from Philadelphia made escaping look easy over and over again.
Less than thirty seconds made their way into the third round before Hernandez tasted leather first and canvas second once again. He leaned in too close to Williams and caught a left hook flush on the chin. Looking dazed and disoriented, the fighter from Distrito Federal, Mexico was only able to make it to one knee before referee Leo Gerstel reached the count of ten. Julian Williams kept his unbeaten record safe by way of the third round victory and improved his record to (15-0-1, 9 KO’s), while Freddy Hernandez’s mark dropped to (30-7, 20 KO’s).
"I have to show my marketability in the ring because I don’t have a twin brother in the sport or a bunch of tattoos and I don’t rap. I wanted to see if I could knock out Freddy Hernandez quicker than anyone else had and I was able to do it. We thought we could get him in five, but I wanted to do it in three to prove a point", the victorious Williams said afterward.
heavyweight Alexis Santos w ko 5 Sylvester Barron –
super featherweight John Joe Nevin (Professional Debutw pts 6 Alberto Candelaria
light welterweight Jamie Kavanagh w pts 8 Andres Navarro
March 17, 2014