On social media and on the ESPN2 telecast, it's already being called a Round of the Year candidate. Thomas "Top Dog" Williams, Jr. has captured the vacant NABO Light Heavyweight championship with a crazy first-round TKO over Cornelius White at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA.
Williams got off to a great start, scoring a knockdown 27 seconds into the bout. Williams looked dominant but around the two-minute mark in the round, he got a little careless and ran into a counter left hook from White and fell to the canvas for the first time in his pro career.
Williams quickly righted the ship and swarmed White, scoring a knockdown late in the round before the bout was finally stopped at 2:49.
Williams remains undefeated at 16-0, 11 KO's. White, of Houston, TX, falls to 21-3, 16 KO's.