Jeremy Williams (boxer)

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Jeremy Allen Williams
Born (1972-08-19) August 19, 1972 (age 42)
Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States
Other names Half-Man, Half-Amazing
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division World Boxing Union Heavyweight Champion Heavyweight (Boxing)
Light Heavyweight (MMA)
Reach 75.0 inches
Style Boxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Long Beach, California, United States
Years active 1992-2007 (Boxing)
2005-2008 (MMA)
Professional boxing record
Total 49
Wins 43
By knockout 36
Losses 5
By knockout 3
Draws 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 5
Wins 5
By knockout 3
By submission 2
Losses 0
Other information
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: July 7, 2011

Jeremy Williamz (born August 19, 1972, Fort Dodge, Iowa) is a former professional boxer and mixed martial artist.

Amateur career[edit]

As an amateur, he was the 1989 and 1990 United States amateur Light Heavyweight champion and the 1990 and 1991 National Golden Gloves Light Heavyweight champion, and is a member of the Golden Gloves hall of fame. He was a bronze medalist in the 1990 Goodwill Games in the 81 kg division.

His record was 168-4. He dropped decisions to Montell Griffin in the Olympic qualifiers 1992.

Professional Boxing Career[edit]

Jeremy Williams is known in the boxing world as one of the most feared knockout artist in the Heavyweight Division of this time, with two of his 35 knockouts coming before 30 seconds of the first round—he KO'd Arthur Weathers in 8 seconds on March 19, 1996 (the fastest KO in California boxing history) and KO'd Louis Monaco 28 seconds into their second meeting on March 17, 2002 (Williams had knocked Monaco out in 3 rounds 6 years earlier). Williams won the WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title twice.

Williams always seemed to be on the cusp of attaining greatness, but his only challenge was for the WBO World title.

Long Beach California's Williams quickly grabbed the attention of the former team that planned the road for Mike Tyson. Bill Cayton and Kevin Rooney. Williams relocated to Catskill NY and the rest was history. Instantly Williams made an impact on the American public. He won his first five fights by KO. While on the rise as a young pro, Williams defeated another undefeated prospect out of Detroit's Kronk Gym, Donnell Nicholson. Going into the fight many writers believed that Nicholson (who was managed and trained by Emmanuel Stewert) would pick apart the smaller Williams. Williams ripped Nicholson up in the first round and finished him in the 2nd round. Williams resembled a new age Jack Dempsey. A ferocious puncher who was of mixed blood.(Irish & African American; Dempsey Irish & Cherokee)He racked up a record of 15-0,12kos before his first loss, via majority decision to Larry Donald. After the loss to Donald, Williams reeled off another streak of knockouts, and wound up facing Henry Akinwande for the WBO Heavyweight Title. Williams would lose by KO in the 3rd round. Akinwande was much too big for Williams. It would appear, in retrospect, that Williams manager and father, Charlie, pushed Jeremy into the heavyweight division too soon and Akinwande capitalized on the much smaller and outclassed Williams. It is thought that this premature push into the heavyweight division (with Williams taking the fight on short notice) resulted in squashing Williams's dreams for ever claiming a heavyweight title. He then began a new streak of KO victories but in fighting for the lightly regarded IBC heavyweight crown Williams lost by TKO to Denmark's Brian Nielsen. There was some cotrovery surrounding the fight after Williams suffered from food poisoning after dining with the promoter the night before the bout. Some insiders have said that Williams was purposely poisoned. After another streak of knockouts he again was defeated this time by decision by perennial spoiler Maurice Harris.[1] In 2003 he upset heavyweight prospect Andre Purlette by decision. Williams also competed Cedric Kushner's Thunderbox Heavyweight Tournament, "Fistful of Dollars", but lost on a 3 round decision that doesn't count on his record.

Williams latest run towards a heavyweight title shot ended when he went up against power punching Sam Peter, who ended Williams' night quickly with a vicious KO in the second round. In 2007 Williams re-entered boxing as a cruiserweight and won his first fight by split decision over Gary Gomez.

Professional boxing record[edit]

42 Wins (35 knockouts, 7 decisions), 5 Losses (3 knockouts, 2 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 19-31-1 United States Travis "Ironman" Fulton DQ 3 30/03/2013 Iowa Waterloo, Iowa, United States WBU Heavyweight championship
Win 18-8-1 United States Gary "Pit Bull" Gomez SD 8 18/08/2007 Utah Sandy, Utah, United States 78-75, 77-75, 75-77.
Loss 20-0 Nigeria Samuel "The Nigerian Nightmare" Peter KO 2 04/12/2004 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States NABF Heavyweight Title. Williams knocked out at 0:27 of the second round.
Win 29-1 Sweden Attila "The Hun" Levin TKO 8 15/04/2004 New York New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:48 of the eighth round.
Win 35-1 Guyana Andre "Tombstone" Purlette UD 10 10/06/2003 Texas Corpus Christi, Texas, United States 97-90, 95-91, 97-88.
Draw 32-11-2 United States Alfred "Ice" Cole PTS 10 30/01/2003 Oregon Portland, Oregon, United States 96-94, 95-95, 95-95.
Win 14-3-1 Mexico Gilbert Martinez TKO 9 29/09/2002 California Lemoore, California, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:00 of the ninth round.
Win 15-4-2 United States Ron "El Tejanito" Guerrero UD 10 07/06/2002 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 98-91, 97-92, 96-93.
Win 27-5-1 United States David "The Boss" Bostice KO 1 21/04/2002 Nevada Laughlin, Nevada, United States Bostice knocked out at 2:59 of the first round.
Win 12-25-3 United States Louis "The Facelifter" Monaco KO 1 17/03/2002 California Oroville, California, United States Monaco knocked out at 0:29 of the first round.
Loss 56-1 Denmark "Super" Brian Nielsen TKO 5 28/04/2000 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark IBC World Heavyweight Title.
Win 0-7 United States Jason Stewart KO 1 25/03/2000 Tennessee Gallatin, Tennessee, United States
Loss 14-9-2 United States Maurice "Mo Bettah" Harris UD 10 19/06/1999 New York New York City, United States 91-98, 90-98, 89-99.
Win 18-14 United States Derrick Roddy KO 1 30/01/1999 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Roddy knocked down four times and out at 2:51 of the first round.
Win 17-9-1 Ukraine Yuriy Yelistratov TKO 3 02/10/1998 Poland Wroclaw, Poland
Win 8-9-1 United States Domingo Monroe TKO 1 21/07/1998 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 19-5 United States Marcus "Big Tuna" Rhode TKO 2 30/08/1997 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the fight at 1:58 of the second round.
Win 20-7 United States Jeff Lally TKO 1 15/05/1997 California Reseda, California, United States WBO NABO Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:25 of the first round.
Win 38-4 United States Phil "The Enforcer" Jackson KO 1 25/02/1997 California Long Beach, California, United States Jackson knocked out at 1:25 of the first round.
Win 4-5-2 United States Louis "The Facelifter" Monaco KO 3 19/12/1996 California Reseda, California, United States Monaco knocked out at 1:35 of the third round.
Win 84-16-1 United States Jerry "Wimpy" Halstead KO 1 21/11/1996 California Reseda, California, United States
Loss 29-0-1 United Kingdom Henry Akinwande KO 3 29/06/1996 California Indio, California, United States WBO World Heavyweight Title. Williams knocked out at 0:43 of the third round.
Win 29-8-1 United States Vincent Boulware TKO 2 04/06/1996 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:33 of the second round.
Win 22-8-1 United States Arthur "Stormy" Weathers TKO 1 19/03/1996 California Long Beach, California, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:10 of the first round.
Win 11-5-1 United States Samson Cohen TKO 1 09/02/1996 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 15-3-1 United States David Sewell TKO 5 29/09/1995 Nevada Stateline, Nevada, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:21 of the fifth round.
Win 17-1-1 United States Quinn "Cujo" Navarre TKO 2 21/07/1995 Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:06 of the second round.
Win 20-13 United States Jesse "The Boogieman" Ferguson RTD 7 05/03/1995 California Palm Springs, California, United States Ferguson failed to emerge from his corner for the eighth round.
Win 9-4 Jamaica Everton Davis TKO 9 06/01/1995 California Los Angeles, California, United States California Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the fight at 0:59 of the ninth round after Davis was knocked down thrice in the fight.
Win 18-8 United States Levi "The Terminator" Billups KO 2 16/11/1994 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Billups knocked out at 2:35 of the second round.
Win 14-13-1 United States Mark Wills TKO 6 02/08/1994 California Los Angeles, California, United States Referee stopped the fight at 2:28 of the sixth round.
Win 32-13 United States "Smokin" Bert Cooper DQ 7 24/06/1994 California Los Angeles, California, United States Referee disqualified Cooper at 1:48 of the seventh round.
Win 14-11-1 United States Andrew Stokes KO 1 20/05/1994 California Los Angeles, California, United States Stokes knocked out at 0:39 of the first round.
Loss 12-0 United States Larry "The Legend" Donald MD 12 12/03/1994 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. 111-117, 112-116, 114-114.
Win 14-12-1 United States Mark Wills KO 9 28/01/1994 Maine Lewiston, Maine, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. Wills knocked out at 1:37 of the ninth round.
Win 11-9-1 United States Garing "Freight Train" Lane TKO 12 07/12/1993 Michigan Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:18 of the 12th round.
Win 10-5 United States Nathaniel Fitch RTD 7 09/11/1993 North Dakota Fargo, North Dakota, United States Fitch failed to come out of his corner for the eighth round.
Win 13-22-1 United States Mark "The Storm" Young KO 6 02/10/1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Young knocked out at 2:31 of the sixth round.
Win 6-5-1 United States Doug "Dig em Up" Davis KO 1 14/09/1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 28-9-1 United States Frankie "The Tennessee Stud" Swindell UD 10 29/07/1993 Pennsylvania Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States 98-92, 98-92, 97-91.
Win 10-0 United States Danell "Doc" Nicholson KO 2 08/05/1993 Nevada Stateline, Nevada, United States Nicholson knocked out at 2:56 of the second round.
Win 6-5-2 United States Marion "Jackhammer" Wilson UD 8 25/03/1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 77-72, 77-73, 77-73. Williams was knocked down once and Wilson was deducted a point for holding.
Win 5-14-1 United States Mike Robinson TKO 2 02/03/1993 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 4-4-2 United States Robert "Ironhead" Smith SD 6 21/02/1993 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 59-55, 56-59, 58-56.
Win 2-1 United States Sinclair Babb KO 2 23/12/1992 New York White Plains, New York, United States Babb knocked out at 0:35 of the second round.
Win 4-5 United States Willie "Beau" Johnson KO 1 05/12/1992 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 1-5 United States David Payne KO 1 18/11/1992 New York Troy, New York, United States Payne knocked out at 1:25 of the first round.
Win 4-4-1 United States Hassan Shabazz TKO 1 03/11/1992 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Shabazz was knocked down thrice in the round initiating the three knockdown rule.
Win 2-5-1 United States Jerry "The Pit Bull" Arentzen TKO 2 14/10/1992 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

Television and film career[edit]

In 2005, he assisted the reality tv show The Contender as a trainer for the West Coast Team. In 2006, he again appeared on the show, Contender Season 2, as a trainer. Williams also starred in the film Carman: The Champion. He is also the bully trainer on the MTV reality show, Bully Beatdown.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

In 2005, he made his MMA debut at WFC: Rumble At the Ramada, defeating Josh Tamsen via TKO in the first round. He has since gone 5-0 with his latest win coming via way of TKO over Auggie Padeken on March 15, 2008.[2]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 5-0 United States Auggie Padeken TKO (punches) Icon Sport-Baroni vs Hose March 15, 2008 1 2:18 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 4-0 United States Charles Jones TKO (exhaustion) Icon Sport-Epic March 31, 2007 3 1:22 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 3-0 United States Derek Thornton Submission (guillotine choke) Icon Sport-All In February 9, 2007 1 3:48 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 2-0 United States Ron Fields Submission (punches) Icon Sport-Mayhem vs Trigg December 2, 2006 2 0:37 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 1-0 Mexico Josh Tamsen TKO WFC-Rumble at the Ramada December 8, 2005 1 0:00 Norwalk, California, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ Finger, David E. (2005). Rocky Lives!: Heavyweight Boxing Upsets of the 1990s. Potomac Books, Inc. p. 314. ISBN 9781574889055. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 

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