• Says Williams Jr., “I was able to get in there and give this guy different looks and at times was able to get to him.”

Thomas Williams Jr. Reflects on Loss to Adonis Stevenson: ‘I Laid it on the Line…I Will be Back‘” by Percy Crawford Fight Hype (August 3, 2016)

  • “He had power.”

      “Laurel boxer Thomas Williams Jr. optimistic after second professional defeat” by David Greisman The Baltimore Sun (August 2, 2016)

  • “…a natural slugger with big power.”

Adonis Stevenson Vs Thomas Williams Jr Tonight” by Patrick McHugh Boxing News 24 (July 29, 2016)

  • “The 28-year-old southpaw from Fort Washington, Maryland vowed to dethrone the champ…”

Southpaws Stevenson Williams Set to Slug it Out in  175-Pound Title Bout” by Lem Slatterfield Premier Boxing Champions (July 28, 2016)

  • “He hits hard….”

Can Thomas Williams Pull Off the Upset Against Adonis Stevenson?” by, Sean Crose Boxing Insider (July 28, 2016)

  • “Williams gained recognition in his fight against Rodriguez…”

Stevenson Makes Seventh Defence of WBC Belt” by, Ron Jackson SuperSport (July 28, 2016)


  • “….tremendous punching power….”

Adonis Stevenson Vs. Thomas Williams Jr. is a Puncher’s Battle” by, Dan Rafael ESPN (July 27, 2016)

  • “…he brings power and fearlessness to the table.”

PBC on Spike Preview: Adonis Stevenson  Vs Thomas Williams Jr.” by, Scott Christ Bad Left Hook (July 27, 2016)

  • “…it’s in Williams best interest to speed up the pace of the fight…”

Adonis  Stevenson Vs Thomas Willams Jr This Friday” by, Allan Fox Boxing News 24 (July 26, 2016)

  • “…he’s got grit and power…”

Adonis Stevenson Vs Thomas William Jr” by Briggs Seekins Ball Tribe (July 26, 2016)

  • “This guy has talent [and] is TV-friendly…”

With Encouragement from Atlas, Williams Rounds into Championship Form” by, Lem Slatterfield Premier Boxing Champions (July 22, 2016)

  • Says Williams Jr., “I have been active, he’s been sitting around. He’s been partying, he’s been in the clubs, and not in the gym.”

Light Heavyweight Thomas Top Dog Williams RCM Interview: Adonis Stevenson Will Take a Vicious Beating!” by, Robert Brizel Real Combat Media (July 19, 2016)

  • “…throwing bombs….”

Thomas Williams Jr. Obliterates Edwin Rodriguez” by, Chris Williams Boxing News 24 (April 30, 2016)

  • “I’m going to be in the win column Saturday. I love the underdog role, says Williams”

Thomas ‘Top Dog’ and Edwin Rodriguez Looking to Steal the Show Saturday” by, Mike Coppinger Boxing Junkie (April 30, 2016)



  • Says Williams Jr., “….I have seen my opponent and I plan on picking him apart….”

“Humberto Savigne vs. Thomas Williams, PBS on Spike.” Boxing Scene.com (October 28, 2015)

  • “Southpaw Thomas Williams, Jr….laces up the gloves against Cuba’s Umberto Savigne….”

            “Pittsburgh Boxing: Sammy Vasquez Jr. to Battle Jose Lopez” by, Larry Snyder Fansided: City of Champions Sports (August 19, 2015)

  • “The co-main event on the card will pit Thomas Williams Jr….against Umberto Savigne…in a scheduled 10-round…bout….Williams Jr. is ranked 25th in the world and No. 4 in the United States….”

    “Vasquez Jr. Set to Meet Former Champion” by, Jeff Oliver Trib Total Media (August 11, 2015)

  • Williams, Jr. will return to action in Pittsburgh, PA with a bout against Umberto Savigne….”

             “Beltway Boxers To Be Part of September Fireworks in Vegas, Pittsburgh!” by, Gary Digital Williams Boxing Along the Beltway (August 4, 2015)

  • “Williams Jr. … and Umberto Savigne … will meet in the co-feature….we look forward to making boxing even more accessible to the fans, providing world class matchups and putting the spotlight on fighters….”

      “Premier Boxing Champions finalizes deal with Fox Sports 1” by, Dan Rafael ESPN (August 4, 2015)

  • “….and even boxers who’ve seen better days than now such as Gabriel Campillo …and Thomas Williams, Jr.”

     “Fighting Words – Kovalev-Beterbiev Depends on HaymonBoxingScene.com (July 27, 2015)


  • “….Williams, Jr. has won a 10-round unanimous decision tonight over Michael Gbenga….”

          “Williams Wins Unanimous Decision In Chicago!” by, Gary Digital Williams Boxing Along the Beltway (December 13, 2014)

“They are going to have to get up real early in the morning to beat me.” -Top Dog

“They are going to have to get up real early in the morning to beat me.” -Top Dog

  • “….The doctor came up and said, ‘You wanna fight?’ I said, ‘Yes, I wanna fight.’ He said, ‘If you can’t see, we can’t allow you to fight then.'”

          “Thomas Williams Jr discusses first pro   loss with Teddy Atlas and Todd Grisham” by, Scott Christ SB Nation, Bad Left Hook (August 2, 2014)

  • “Campillo…scored a fifth round stoppage of previously undefeated Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr….on Friday night….The fight was halted after round five due to a cut over the left eye of Williams.”

                      “Campillo stops Williams on cut in IBF eliminator; Dirrell wins comeback fightFightnews.com (August 2, 2014)

  • “Williams was in a very tough battle that fell apart for him in the fourth round when Campillo landed a right hand that cut Williams.  Williams and his cornermen seemed to be unnerved by the cut, as this was the first time this had happened.”

              “Williams, Jr. Loses To Campillo On Cuts In Fifth!” by, Gary Digital Williams Boxing Along the Beltway (August 1, 2014)

  • “Many fighters have seen their nights fall apart due to cuts, but seldom has one reacted so visibly during the fight, and so emotionally afterwards….the most pertinent questions asked tonight will be in the mind and heart of Thomas Williams. Ones we won’t get the answers to until we see him in this situation again.”

                            “Campillo stops Williams Jr. in five; Dirrell routs Biosse in comeback” by, Corey Erdman The Ring (August 1, 2014)

  • “Williams got off to a solid start, jabbing well….Williams landed solidly to the body and Campillo…appeared to have shaky legs.”

                                    “Campillo Saves His Career with TKO of Williams” by, Cliff Rold BoxingScene.com (August 1, 2014)

  • “In a division top-heavy with big-time power punchers, Williams is hoping to crash the party and not shy away from facing the very best.”

                                 “Williams: ‘I want to fight the best’” by, Brian Campbell ESPN (July 31, 2014)

  • “Thomas Williams….with decent power and a solid southpaw skill set, is someone to get interested in….”

                     “Williams Next Up at Light Heavyweight?” by, Cliff Rold BoxingScene.com (July 31, 2014)

  • “It’s always good to give the fans a thrill, [Williams says.] I will give the crowd its money’s worth….”

                                         “Thomas Williams Jr. Ready to Shine Again at Little Creek?” by, Jake Donovan BoxingScene.com (July 31, 2014)

Unbeaten Williams faces Campillo on FNF” by, Bernardo Pilatti ESPN (July 30, 2014)

Thomas Williams Jr.: ‘I’m definitely coming for Sergey Kovalev’” by, Lem Satterfield The Ring (July 30, 2014)

Williams: Maybe After I Beat Campillo I’ll Get My Shot” by Ben Jacobs BoxingScene.com (July 1, 2014)

Thomas Williams Jr.-Gabriel Campillo top Aug. 1 ESPN2 cardThe Ring (June 17, 2014)

TBRB Rankings Update: Cotto is King, Top Dawg Williams Debuts at 175” by, Gautham Nagesh Stiff Jab (June 11, 2014)  Note: Author incorrectly uses “Dawg” moniker

Williams Scores First-Round TKO in WILD Bout To Capture NABO Light Heavyweight Title!” by, Gary Digital Williams Boxing Along the Beltway (January 24, 2014)

Williams TKOs White in wild one round shootout; Scott and Ramos win, Hearns KOd againFightnews.com (January 24, 2014)

Williams gets off canvas to stop White in wild first round” by, Doug Fischer The Ring (January 24, 2014)

Williams Jr. KO’s White in Wild One Round Shootout” by, Jake Donovan BoxingScene.com (January

“Anytime a man gets in the ring, I have to be able to adjust to him.” -Top Dog

“Anytime a man gets in the ring, I have to be able to adjust to him.” -Top Dog

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Williams Jr. Carries Heavy Heart Into Tonight’s Fight” by, Jake Donovan BoxingScene.com (January 24, 2014)

ESPN Friday Night Fights Recap: Thomas Williams Jr First Round Explosion!” by, Tyson Bruce Boxing Insider (January 2014)

Thomas Williams Jr. Ready for White in ESPN2 Headliner” by, Jake Donovan BoxingScene.com (January 23, 2014)

Williams and White to headline Friday Night Fights” by, John J. Raspanti Doghouse Boxing (January 20, 2014)

Dawg vs. Beast” by, Clarence George Boxing.com (January 14, 2014) [note: Author incorrectly uses “Dawg” moniker]



Beltway Boxing 2013 — Boxer Of The Year!” by, Gary Digital Williams Boxing Along the Beltway (December 13, 2013) [note: Top Dog was given an honorable mention]

 Williams Wins 10-Round Unanimous Decision Over Mack in Florida!” by, Gary Digital Williams Boxing Along the Beltway (November 26, 2013)

Tarver KOs Sheppard: Caballero, Ortiz, Breazale destroy foesFightnews.com (November 26, 2013)

Richard Abril Wins The Expected Eyesore Over Sharif Bogere” by, Tim Starks Bloguin (March 3, 2013)

Williams, Jr. Scores Third-Round KO in Las Vegas!” by, Gary Digital Williams Boxing Along the Beltway (March 2, 2013)

Williams Wins By Third-Round Stoppage in Florida!” by, Gary Digital Williams Boxing Along the Beltway (January 12, 2013)



Beltway Boxing 2012 — Prospect Of The Year!” by, Gary Digital Williams Boxing Along the Beltway (December 31, 2012) [note: Top Dog is named the 2012 Beltway Boxing Prospect of the Year]

Williams Scores Fifth-Round TKO in Anaheim!” by, Gary Digital Williams Boxing Along the Beltway (December 9, 2012)

‘Top Dog’ Williams Remains Undefeated in Mobile, AL!” by, Gary Digital Williams Boxing Along the Beltway (August 5, 2012)

‘Top Dog’ Wins Handily!” by, Gary Digital Williams Boxing Along the Beltway (May 12, 2012)



Williams Advances in PAL Championships!” by, Gary Digital Williams Boxing Along the Beltway (October 1, 2008)

Laurel boxer takes shot at Golden Gloves” by, Terron Hampton Gazette.net (April 3, 2008)

Williams Wins First-Round Bout at US Future Stars!” by, Gary Digital Williams Boxing Along the Beltway (March 10, 2008)


Photo credits: Sachin Patekar (boxing gloves); Wikipedia (Boxer of Quirinal)