Demetrius Andrade defended his WBO world middleweight title by unanimous choice regardless of a spirited problem from Liam Williams in Hollywood.
It was a nightmare begin for the Welshman who hit the canvas in spherical two, however took the combat the space.
The undefeated American used his expertise and fought in eye catching bursts, whereas Williams struggled to land his pictures.
The judges scored the bout 118-109, 118-109 and 116-111.
There had been unhealthy blood within the build-up to the principle occasion, with 33-year-old Andrade unimpressed with the calibre of his necessary opponent.
Williams, 28, had twice misplaced to Liam Smith in 2017 earlier than notching up seven successive wins to earn his shot on the title.
Andrade confirmed little respect, however as the ultimate bell rang on the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, he actually knew he had been in a combat.
Andrade, who now has an ideal file of 30 victories with no defeats, got here out with critical intent and it regarded prefer it was to be a brief night time’s work.
He confirmed velocity, energy and accuracy, with Williams doing properly to outlive the primary spherical after taking some heavy pictures.
As he started to regain some composure within the second, Williams was floored by a right-left mixture which noticed him take each accessible second of the depend to regular himself.
To Williams’ credit score, he stored chipping away and the champion regarded drained at instances, particularly within the ninth as he clung on to see out the spherical.
But Williams couldn’t make him pay, and was left to rue his inaccuracy as he ran out of time.