For unbeaten junior featherweight Angelo Leo, it was new opponent and no problem on Saturday in Showtime Championship Boxing’s first telecast since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in March.
Leo (20-0, 9 KOs) used his aggression and body punching to outwork Tramaine Williams en route to a unanimous decision (117-111, 118-110, 118-110) inside the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. More importantly, the 26-year-old Leo captured the WBO title at 122 pounds that was recently vacated by Emmanuel Navarette.
“It feels good. It still hasn’t sunken in yet,” Leo said. “It feels surreal.”
Originally scheduled to face fellow unbeaten Stephen Fulton Jr. (18-0, 8 KOs), Leo was forced to alter his game plan on on just three days’ notice when Fulton tested positive for COVID-19 and withdrew from the fight….