Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville – For the vacant WBO super bantamweight title, Angelo Leo (20-0, 9 KOs) became a world champion by using a head and body attack to power past previously unbeaten Tramaine Williams (19-1, 6 KOs) for a twelve round unanimous decision. The scores were 117-111, 118-110, 118-110. (photos by Amanda Westcott)
A very technical start in the first round, with Williams being a bit sharper and accurate. Williams was very accurate in the second round, especially with his left hand. Leo was looking to get close and dig to the body to slow Williams down.
Leo stepped things up in the third, when he was getting close enough to land to the body. Leo continued to rally with his inside work in the fourth. During the fifth, it was close with both fighting on the inside and the same continued in the sixth.
The inside fighting was still being engaged in the seventh, Leo having the edge with his body work. Leo continued to have success with the inside fighting in the eight. Williams was having trouble keeping Leo off of him when they got in close. Leo continued to do his inside work in the ninth.
Leo was outworking Williams in the tenth with his head and body attack, and the same continued in the eleventh. Not much of a difference in the twelfth, as Leo continued to keep the fight on the inside as he pounded away on the body.