Jimmy Quiet Storm Williams batters Nick DeLomba over ten rounds to pick up the WBC USNBC Welterweight Title at Twin River Event Center
By Alex Pierpaoli
Years ago Jack Blackburn, the great lightweight turned-trainer of heavyweight champ Joe Louis, told his charge that when the deck is stacked against you "let your right fist be the referee." Fighting for the first time beyond the six round distance in his opponent's hometown, Jimmy Williams, 143.5lbs, seemed to embody
Blackburn's exhortation, blasting away at and
dropping Nick Delomba, 142lbs, with two big right hands in the very first round.
Stunned by the first jolting right about halfway through the first, DeLomba
smirked in a clinch trying to conceal his surprise. Williams kept the pressure
on his traditionally slow-starting opponent and never let up.
From a distance it was Williams landing the one-two again and again, while DeLomba tried crowding him, hoping to land combinations in close. Periodically DeLomba succeeded in getting close but not to be denied, Williams often exchanged in close and fired right back when DeLomba flurried.
The seventh round was especially brutal, Williams hurt DeLomba repeatedly and looked to be very close to stopping him. To his credit, DeLomba recovered well and kept trying to the final bell to end the tenth, a distance he too was going for the very first time.
After ten the judges saw it 98-91, 97-92 x 2 all in favor of Williams.
In his post-fight comments Williams welcomed a rematch and was proud to dedicate the fight to the memory of his mom and dad, both deceased. Jimmy Quiet Storm Williams picked up the WBC USNBC Welterweight Title and improved to 13-0-1 (5) while DeLomba fell to 11-2 (2).
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Zach Ramsey, 136lbs, of
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and in the fourth he did. Down once, Jones was hurt but Referee Joey Lupino
allowed the fight to continue. Ramsey rushed in firing and scored the TKO at :58
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Jamaine Ortiz, 135lbs, of
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Christy. In the fifth, after taking control in the 4th, Ball cracked Christy
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