Aaron Williams (boxer)
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Aaron Williams (born April 9, 1986 in Cleveland) is an American boxer. His professional record is 21-3-1 14 knockouts. Williams' combination of speed, power, and technical process made him one of the best cruiserweight fighters of his generation.
He began boxing around the age of eight at a local neighborhood recreation center called Fairfax. As a young man he lived and trained for 3 years under the tutelage of Emanuel Steward, boxing trainer, commentator and inductee of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame. As an amateur boxer he racked up nine national championships. Williams had an amateur record of 90-8.
- 2004 Olympic Trials Bronze Medalist
- 2003 Under 19 National Champion
- 2003 Silver Gloves National Champion
- 2001 International Jr. Olympics Champion
- 2-time Nat'l P.A.L. Champion
- 2-time Nat'l Junior Olympic Champion
- 4-time Nat'l Silver Gloves Champion
- Member Kronk Amateur Boxing Team
Aaron moved to Las Vegas to pursue his professional boxing career. He made his pro debut at 19, on February 11, 2005 in Oklahoma City, stopping Mike Cooper (1-0) in the opening round. His best wins so far are over well-known clubfighters Zach Page (record 11-7) and Charles Davis (17-11-1). Aaron has made a name for himself of registering dynamic, jaw-dropping knockouts of his opponents. He has also fought on ESPN and won by a second knockout against Deleon Tisley earning him the network's Play of the Day. Williams fought veteran puncher Andre Purlette at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Williams dropped Purlette with two consecutive right hands in round two. Purlette recovered at the count of eight, only for Williams to unleash a barrage of punches that eventually caused the referee to stop the bout in the same round. After winning 13 consecutive fights, Williams was stopped in the fifth round against Jose Luis Herrera. Williams won two bouts before being outpointed by Yoan Pablo Hernández.
- "Aaron Williams : Boxer". Retrieved 24 January 2013.