Jeremy Williams (boxer)
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|Jeremy Allen Williams|
|Born||August 19, 1972|
Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States
|Other names||Half-Man, Half-Amazing|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
Light Heavyweight (MMA)
|Reach||75.0 in (191 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Long Beach, California, United States|
|Years active||1992-2007 (Boxing)|
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Boxing record from BoxRec|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
last updated on: July 7, 2011
As an amateur, he was the 1989 and 1990 United States amateur Light Heavyweight 1989 heavyweight Jr. Olympic 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.
1990 Blue and Gold Nat. Champion 178 lbs. 1990 USA Nat. 81kg. Champion 1991 USA Nat. 81kg. Champion 1989 the world record fastest knockout 8 seconds California state record fastest Knock out 10
His record was 168-4. He dropped decisions to Montell Griffin in the Olympic qualifiers 1992.
Professional boxing career
Jeremy Williams is known in the boxing world as one of the most feared knockout artists in the Heavyweight division of his 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 fought his professional debut at cruiserweight, before moving up to the heavyweight division for the rest of his career.
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, New York. 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, Danell 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. 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.
Williams is biracial.
Professional boxing record
|42 Wins (35 knockouts, 7 decisions), 5 Losses (3 knockouts, 2 decisions), 1 Draw|
|Win||19-31-1||Travis Fulton||DQ||3||30/03/2013||Waterloo, Iowa, United States||WBU Heavyweight championship|
|Win||18-8-1||Gary Gomez||SD||8||18/08/2007||Sandy, Utah, United States||78-75, 77-75, 75-77.|
|Loss||20-0||Samuel Peter||KO||2||04/12/2004||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||NABF Heavyweight Title. Williams knocked out at 0:27 of the second round.|
|Win||29-1||Attila Levin||TKO||8||15/04/2004||New York City, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:48 of the eighth round.|
|Win||35-1||Andre Purlette||UD||10||10/06/2003||Corpus Christi, Texas, United States||97-90, 95-91, 97-88.|
|Draw||32-11-2||Al Cole||PTS||10||30/01/2003||Portland, Oregon, United States||96-94, 95-95, 95-95.|
|Win||14-3-1||Gilbert Martinez||TKO||9||29/09/2002||Lemoore, California, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:00 of the ninth round.|
|Win||15-4-2||Ron Guerrero||UD||10||07/06/2002||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||98-91, 97-92, 96-93.|
|Win||27-5-1||David Bostice||KO||1||21/04/2002||Laughlin, Nevada, United States||Bostice knocked out at 2:59 of the first round.|
|Win||12-25-3||Louis Monaco||KO||1||17/03/2002||Oroville, California, United States||Monaco knocked out at 0:29 of the first round.|
|Loss||56-1||Brian Nielsen||TKO||5||28/04/2000||Copenhagen, Denmark||IBC World Heavyweight Title.|
|Win||0-7||Jason Stewart||KO||1||25/03/2000||Gallatin, Tennessee, United States|
|Loss||14-9-2||Maurice Harris||UD||10||19/06/1999||New York City, United States||91-98, 90-98, 89-99.|
|Win||18-14||Derrick Roddy||KO||1||30/01/1999||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||17-9-1||Yuriy Yelistratov||TKO||3||02/10/1998||Wroclaw, Poland|
|Win||8-9-1||Domingo Monroe||TKO||1||21/07/1998||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||19-5||Marcus Rhode||TKO||2||30/08/1997||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||20-7||Jeff Lally||TKO||1||15/05/1997||Reseda, California, United States||WBO NABO Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:25 of the first round.|
|Win||38-4||Phil Jackson||KO||1||25/02/1997||Long Beach, California, United States||Jackson knocked out at 1:25 of the first round.|
|Win||4-5-2||Louis Monaco||KO||3||19/12/1996||Reseda, California, United States|
|Win||84-16-1||Jerry Halstead||KO||1||21/11/1996||Reseda, California, United States|
|Loss||29-0-1||Henry Akinwande||KO||3||29/06/1996||Indio, California, United States||WBO World Heavyweight Title. Williams knocked out at 0:43 of the third round.|
|Win||29-8-1||Vincent Boulware||TKO||2||04/06/1996||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:33 of the second round.|
|Win||22-8-1||Arthur Weathers||TKO||1||19/03/1996||Long Beach, California, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:10 of the first round.|
|Win||11-5-1||Samson Cohen||TKO||1||09/02/1996||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||15-3-1||David Sewell||TKO||5||29/09/1995||Stateline, Nevada, United States||WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:21 of the fifth round.|
|Win||17-1-1||Quinn Navarre||TKO||2||21/07/1995||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States||WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:06 of the second round.|
|Win||20-13||Jesse Ferguson||RTD||7||05/03/1995||Palm Springs, California, United States||Ferguson failed to emerge from his corner for the eighth round.|
|Win||9-4||Everton Davis||TKO||9||06/01/1995||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||Levi Billups||KO||2||16/11/1994||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Billups knocked out at 2:35 of the second round.|
|Win||14-13-1||Mark Wills||TKO||6||02/08/1994||Los Angeles, California, United States||Referee stopped the fight at 2:28 of the sixth round.|
|Win||32-13||Bert Cooper||DQ||7||24/06/1994||Los Angeles, California, United States||Referee disqualified Cooper at 1:48 of the seventh round.|
|Win||14-11-1||Andrew Stokes||KO||1||20/05/1994||Los Angeles, California, United States||Stokes knocked out at 0:39 of the first round.|
|Loss||12-0||Larry Donald||MD||12||12/03/1994||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. 111-117, 112-116, 114-114.|
|Win||14-12-1||Mark Wills||KO||9||28/01/1994||Lewiston, Maine, United States||WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. Wills knocked out at 1:37 of the ninth round.|
|Win||11-9-1||Garing Lane||TKO||12||07/12/1993||Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States||WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:18 of the 12th round.|
|Win||10-5||Nathaniel Fitch||RTD||7||09/11/1993||Fargo, North Dakota, United States||Fitch failed to come out of his corner for the eighth round.|
|Win||13-22-1||Mark Young||KO||6||02/10/1993||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Young knocked out at 2:31 of the sixth round.|
|Win||6-5-1||Doug Davis||KO||1||14/09/1993||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||28-9-1||Frankie Swindell||UD||10||29/07/1993||Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States||98-92, 98-92, 97-91.|
|Win||10-0||Danell Nicholson||KO||2||08/05/1993||Stateline, Nevada, United States||Nicholson knocked out at 2:56 of the second round.|
|Win||6-5-2||Marion Wilson||UD||8||25/03/1993||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||77-72, 77-73, 77-73. Williams was knocked down once and Wilson was docked a point for holding.|
|Win||5-14-1||Mike Robinson||TKO||2||02/03/1993||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||4-4-2||Robert Smith||SD||6||21/02/1993||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States||59-55, 56-59, 58-56.|
|Win||2-1||Sinclair Babb||KO||2||23/12/1992||White Plains, New York, United States||Babb knocked out at 0:35 of the second round.|
|Win||4-5||Willie Johnson||KO||1||05/12/1992||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1-5||David Payne||KO||1||18/11/1992||Troy, New York, United States||Payne knocked out at 1:25 of the first round.|
|Win||4-4-1||Hassan Shabazz||TKO||1||03/11/1992||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States||Shabazz was knocked down thrice in the round initiating the three knockdown rule.|
|Win||2-5-1||Jerry Arentzen||TKO||2||14/10/1992||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
Television and film career
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
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.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|5 matches||5 wins||0 losses|
|Win||5-0||Auggie Padeken||TKO (punches)||Icon Sport-Baroni vs Hose||March 15, 2008||1||2:18||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||4-0||Charles Jones||TKO (exhaustion)||Icon Sport-Epic||March 31, 2007||3||1:22||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||3-0||Derek Thornton||Submission (guillotine choke)||Icon Sport-All In||February 9, 2007||1||3:48||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||2-0||Ron Fields||Submission (punches)||Icon Sport-Mayhem vs Trigg||December 2, 2006||2||0:37||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||1-0||Josh Tamsen||TKO||WFC-Rumble at the Ramada||December 8, 2005||1||0:00||Norwalk, California, United States|
- Finger, David E. (2005). Rocky Lives!: Heavyweight Boxing Upsets of the 1990s. Potomac Books, Inc. p. 314. ISBN 9781574889055. Retrieved 3 November 2014.