Browne is now undefeated in seven pro bouts (Photo courtesy of Team Browne).
Ringside Report by Resolution Sports
2012 US Olympian Marcus Browne (7-0, 6 KOs) was back in action on Monday night, going the distance for the first time of his young professional career to decision a game Lamont Williams (5-2-1, 2 KOs). The bout was featured on the latest installment of the Golden Boy Live! Boxing Series, airing live on FOX Sports 1 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
After a bit of feeling out in the first round, Browne began to find his jab while countering well and establishing himself as the aggressor. Williams looked to parry the jab of Browne so he could fire off a straight right hand behind it, but Browne was able to anticipate his advances quite well to avoid any damage.
In the second frame, Williams landed a straight right hand late in the round that seemed to energize Browne, who countered with a hard left hook that hurt his opposition. Williams stumbled after the blow, but the bell would sound before Browne was able to truly capitalize on the situation.
As the bout progressed, Browne was finding his mark, but a gritty Williams proved to be a very durable fighter with an even better chin. The Brooklyn native also looked to throw in heavier numbers as the fight got into deeper waters. Having seen the third frame just once in 10 rounds over his first six professional fights, the end result of this contest was eight good rounds of experience and an eventual unanimous decision win.
When the judges revealed their final scores, Browne emerged victorious and remained undefeated with counts of 79-72 (twice) and 76-75.
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