By David Finger at ringside
In a walk-out bout after the Devon Alexander-Victor Ortiz brawl at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas, the career of one time promising 175-pound contender Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. is in shambles after he was upset by little known Mexican prospect Humberto Velasco of Mexico. At first, it looked like Williams wouldn’t be seriously threatened by the Mexican, dropping him with a picture perfect counterpunch in the closing seconds of the opening round. But Velasco would come back in round two with a vengeance as he dropped Williams with a picture-perfect right hand. Although Willams fought back gamely, and seemed to rattle Velasco towards the end of the round, it was clear his legs never really recovered and he responded poorly to each shot upstairs from the Mexican brawler. Williams was dropped a second time in the closing seconds of round three for a count of seven and was dropped a final time for the count in round four. Williams complained after the last knockdown that he had been hit behind the head but there was little question that the Mexican prospect was in complete control after dropping the Washington DC native in round two. The time was 1:37 of round four. With the win, Velasco improves to 19-1-1, 14 KOs while Williams slips to 20-4, 14 KOs. It is the third straight loss for Williams.