Photo Gallery | Julian Williams vs. Marcello Matano Fight Night

Julian Williams vs. Marcello Matano - MVP (15)
All photos by Marilyn Paulino/RBRBoxing

Julian Williams secured the IBF’s No. 1 position at 154 pounds and called out Junior Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo after an impressive seventh-round TKO of Italian Marcello Matano Saturday on Showtime from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.

The undefeated Philadelphia native put on a clinic, breaking down his opponent from the opening bell until referee Gary Rosato stepped in to protect a defenseless Matano (16-2, 5 KOs) at 2:24 of the seventh.

Williams (23-0-1, 14 KOs) utilized a steady diet of combos, jabs and body shots in the middle rounds to weaken Matano and set up the big shots to close the show in the seventh.

Williams landed 59 percent of his power shots, including a staggering 76 percent in the deciding seventh.

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