JERMALL CHARLO retained his IBF world super-welterweight title with a vicious fifth-round stoppage of Julian Williams in Los Angeles last night.
The pair clashed in the first super-welterweight world title fight between two unbeaten fighters since Floyd Mayweather dominated Canelo Alvarez in 2013.
Charlo dropped Williams three times in total, once in the second and twice in the fifth. A brutal right uppercut signalled the beginning of the end in the fifth, sending Williams over face-first. He bravely rose but a thunderous left hook floored him again and the fight was stopped at 2-06 of the round.