Super welterweight Julian Williams was able to remain undefeated with a third round stoppage (Photo courtesy of Showtime Sports).
Ringside Report by Resolution Sports
Julian Williams (14-0-1, 7 KOs) vs. Orlando Lora (29-5-2, 19 KOs)
Undefeated Philadelphia super welterweight Julian Williams was coming off a no contest due to an accidental butt in a September bout with Hugo Centeno Jr., and he came into Barclays Center determined to leave Brooklyn with an impressive victory. The undefeated tactician did not disappoint, dominating veteran Orlando Lora throughout the opening two rounds before quickly closing the show in the third frame.
Williams blasted Lora early in that stanza with a crisp one-two, and the combination immediately backed up his Mexican counterpart. Tasting blood in the water, Williams aggressively walked Lora down and began unloading a series of hard combinations, forcing his corner to throw in the towel and bring a halt to the action just 34 seconds into the round.
Marcus Browne (8-0, 7 KOs) vs. Kevin Engel (20-9, 16 KOs)
2012 U.S. Olympian has had a busy and impressive start to his professional career since turning in his amateur card just over a year ago. On Saturday night, he continued that streak, working behind the jab early and showcasing a hammering left hand follow-up. With about 30 seconds remaining in the opening frame, Browne stutter stepped before dealing a straight right hand that hurt his opposition, Kevin Engle. With his opponent then on his heels, Browne stayed on a similar path before catching Engle with a four-punch combination that sent him stumbling across the ring just before the bell. He was able to get to his knee and briefly attempted to get back onto his feet, but he was unable to continue. At exactly the 3:00 mark of the first round, the referee in charge waved off the bout, giving Browne his sixth win on the calendar year.
Juan Dominguez (16-0, 11 KOs) vs. Camilo Perez (9-2, 4 KOs)
In the opening bout of the night, Brooklyn native Juan Dominguez looked impressive en route to earning a 16th consecutive victory to start his professional career. The hometown favorite controlled well from the center of the ring and looking comfortable from the onset of the action. When the bout entered its second half, Dominguez began to deal more body work, which proved to be very effective in slowing down his Puerto Rican opposition. As Perez began to start trying to read the body shots, Dominguez used that to his advantage and started to follow up with left hooks to the head. The Brooklyn featherweight continued to control the action down the stretch, commanding control of the ring and throwing heavier numbers as the fight progressed. However, the gritty Perez was able to make it to the final bell before Dominguez claimed the unanimous decision victory with tallies of 78-74 and 79-73 (twice).