Raynell Williams

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Raynell Williams
Personal information
Full name Raynell Williams
Nationality  United States
Born (1989-02-04) February 4, 1989 (age 28)
Cleveland, Ohio
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Featherweight
Club S.A.B.A.

Raynell Williams (born February 4, 1989 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American professional boxer who as an amateur, won several national championships and represented team USA at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Amateur career[edit]

Southpaw counterpuncher Williams who hails from Ohio started boxing in 2001. He won the silver medal at the National Golden Gloves 2007 after losing to aggressive 16-year-old Hylon Williams (2-3). At the US championships in June,however, he bested the other Williams (31-21) in the semifinals and Rico Ramos (16-9), in finals.

At the US Olympic trials he edged out his nemesis Hylon Williams two out of three in close bouts (24-22), (16-20) and (17-16).

At the world championships 2007 he upset Olympian Khedafi Djelkhir of France and another fighter to qualify for Beijing but was defeated by Russian Albert Selimov.

At the Olympics 2008 he lost the rematch with Djelkhir.

At the 2012 Olympic Trials he lost in the finals to Jose Ramírez 21-16.[1]

World Championships results[edit]

2007 World Championships

  • Defeated Khedafi Djelkhir (France) 28-18
  • Defeated Maksat Ospanov (Kazakhstan) 28-9
  • Defeated Azat Hovhanesyan (Armenia) RSCO 3
  • Lost to Albert Selimov (Russia) 8-25

Olympic Games results[edit]

2008 Summer Olympics

Professional career[edit]

He signed professional with boxing advisor Al Haymon in the summer of 2013 and made his professional debut on July 5, 2013 defeating Dwight Elis via TKO in the first round.[2]


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