Jason Williams (rugby league, born 1981)
21 January 1981 |
Auckland, New Zealand
As of 26 March 2009
|Wins by KO||1|
Jason Williams (born 21 January 1981 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a rugby league player and heavyweight boxer who currently plays for the Glenora Bears in the Auckland Rugby League. His position of choice is at Prop Forward.
Williams signed with the Cronulla Sharks in 2004. However he was charged with an assault on team-mate Jeremy Smith, who was left with a fractured cheekbone, he was remanded in custody without bail for 4 months but then got bail in the Supreme Courts and later had the charges dropped with no conviction. . Williams was released after just over three months due to good behavior and decided to take up boxing.
Williams then joined the Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the Queensland Cup for the 2008/2009 seasons before joining the East Tigers. At the time the Seagulls and Easts were a feeder club to the Brisbane Broncos.
Later years and Boxing
Williams returned to Sydney from Queensland to focus on a boxing career. His first professional fight was in 2010 when he lost to John Szigeti at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on 4 December.
In 2011 Williams returned to New Zealand and joined the Te Atatu Roosters in the Auckland Rugby League competition before leaving the club and joining the Glenora Bears. In June Williams appeared on the undercard of the Sonny Bill Williams' Clash for Canterbury. Williams defeated his opponent, Kris O'Neil, by knock-out in the second round.
- New Zealand Rugby League Annual '98, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1998. p.181
- "Rugby League: NZ player on assault charges in Australia". The New Zealand Herald. 29 June 2004. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
- Williams running Raiders' hard yards to redemption The Canberra Times, 19 June 2005
- Ashton Sims vows to be own man The Courier-Mail 24 November 2007
- Ex-NRL enforcer Jason Williams lines up Carl Webb, Willie Mason, Sonny Bill Williams The Daily Telegraph, 25 June 2010
- Williams has heavy issues The Daily Telegraph, 18 August 2009
- Jason Williams boxrec.com
- Mackey, Turei (11 March 2011). "Sharing life's lessons". Western Leader. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
- Star Aussie & NZ boxers 'Clash For Canterbury' nzfighters.com, 7 June 2011