- Williams preparing to defend WBA, IBF and IBO titles versus younger Rosario
- Rosario is traveling to Williams’ home turf in Philly
- Both players have a streak of consecutive wins in the past 2 years
Julian Williams will be defending his titles against the much younger Jeison Rosario who is coming to Philadelphia for one of the best shots of his career.
Multiple Titles on the Line: Williams vs Rosario
Boxing fans will have the opportunity to witness a big showdown on Saturday as Julian Williams walks into the ring versus Jeison Rosario. Three heavyweight titles will be up for grabs on January 18 as the pair squares up under the limelight of the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Whoever wins will walk away with the WBA, IBF and IBO titles to their name and be crowned the next boxing champion. Both boxers have a lot to offer –Williams has registered 16 KOs in his career out of 27 victories and a single loss.
Rosario, on the other hand has 19-1-1 and a total of 13 KOs. Aged only 24, his fight against Williams will be pivotal for his career. We take a quick look at the available odds in anticipating of the upcoming match:
*Odds updated January 21
Both Rosario and Williams are on a rebound. Their latest games have been a success. Williams lost back in 2016 versus Jermall Charlo but has won five straight game since. In fact, Williams is now listed as the absolute favorite at odds of (-2500), meaning you would have to spend a pretty penny to turn a profit.
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That’s why we are far more interested in the underdog, Rosario who is listed at (+1000) and can be the perfect value betting opportunity. Rosario has had eight straight wins so far and he seems determined to continue carrying on with his winning streak.
The fight between Rosario and Williams is taking place on Saturday, January 18, at 8 PMET/5PMET and can be watched live on FOX.
Rosario and Williams will fight it out at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Fighting It Out on Home Turf
Williams is more experienced than his opponent and he has every right to feel confident in the upcoming match. Yet, his career has taught him well. A Philadelphia native himself, Williams has all the reason to defend his title at home.
However, to do so, he will have to make sure his homecoming doesn’t throw him off his game. Williams himself went from an underdog to shocking audiences on more than one occasions.
Taking Rosario seriously would be a stepping stone, determining whether Williams reigns supreme after January 18 or withdraws three titles shorter. As to Rosario, he last took a beating back in 2017 when he was knocked out by Nathaniel Gallimore.