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Jeremy Allen Williams
Born (1972-08-19) August 19, 1972 (age 49)
Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States
Other namesHalf-Man, Half-Amazing
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
DivisionHeavyweight/Cruiserweight (Boxing)
Light Heavyweight (MMA)
Reach75.0 in (191 cm)
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofLong Beach, California, United States
Years active1992–2007 (boxing)
2005–2008 (MMA)
Professional boxing record
Total49
Wins43
By knockout35
Losses5
By knockout3
Draws1
Mixed martial arts record
Total5
Wins5
By knockout3
By submission2
Losses0
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Goodwill Games
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Seattle Light heavyweight

Jeremy Williams (born August 19, 1972, Fort Dodge, Iowa) is a former professional boxer and mixed martial artist. He challenged once for the WBO Heavyweight title in 1996.

Amateur career

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, being knocked out cold with a right cross thrown by the Soviet Andrey Kurnyavka in the quarterfinals after a three-round slugfest (Kurnyavka later told that this was the toughest of his 350 fights.) At the 1991 match-up he was again knocked out cold in the 3rd round via left hook by the Soviet Sergey Klokov. Williams said in an interview to ESPN that the 1990 knockout loss "affected him for years after."[1]

Amateur accomplishments

His amateur 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 controversy 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.[2] 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

Professional record summary
49 fights 43 wins 5 losses
By knockout 35 3
By decision 6 2
By disqualification 2 0
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
49 Win 43–5–1 United States Travis Fulton DQ 3 (10) 30/03/2013 Iowa Waterloo, Iowa, United States WBU Heavyweight championship
48 Win 42–5–1 United States Gary Gomez SD 8 18/08/2007 Utah Sandy, Utah, United States 78-75, 77-75, 75-77.
47 Loss 41–5–1 Nigeria Samuel Peter KO 2 (12), 0:27 04/12/2004 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For the NABF Heavyweight Title.
46 Win 41–4–1 Sweden Attila Levin TKO 8 (10), 2:48 15/04/2004 New York (state) New York City, United States
45 Win 40–4–1 Guyana Andre Purlette UD 10 10/06/2003 Texas Corpus Christi, Texas, United States 97-90, 95-91, 97-88.
44 Draw 39–4–1 United States Al Cole PTS 10 30/01/2003 Oregon Portland, Oregon, United States 96-94, 95-95, 95-95.
43 Win 39–4 Mexico Gilbert Martinez TKO 9 29/09/2002 California Lemoore, California, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:00 of the ninth round.
42 Win 38–4 United States Ron Guerrero UD 10 07/06/2002 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 98-91, 97-92, 96-93.
41 Win 37–4 United States David Bostice KO 1 21/04/2002 Nevada Laughlin, Nevada, United States Bostice knocked out at 2:59 of the first round.
40 Win 36–4 United States Louis Monaco KO 1 17/03/2002 California Oroville, California, United States Monaco knocked out at 0:29 of the first round.
39 Loss 35–4 Denmark Brian Nielsen TKO 5 28/04/2000 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark IBC World Heavyweight Title.
38 Win 35–3 United States Jason Stewart KO 1 25/03/2000 Tennessee Gallatin, Tennessee, United States
37 Loss 34–3 United States Maurice Harris UD 10 19/06/1999 New York (state) New York City, United States 91-98, 90-98, 89-99.
36 Win 34–2 United States Derrick Roddy KO 1 30/01/1999 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
35 Win 33–2 Ukraine Yuriy Yelistratov TKO 3 02/10/1998 Poland Wroclaw, Poland
34 Win 32–2 United States Domingo Monroe TKO 1 21/07/1998 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
33 Win 31–2 United States Marcus Rhode TKO 2 30/08/1997 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
32 Win 30–2 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.
31 Win 29–2 United States Phil Jackson KO 1 25/02/1997 California Long Beach, California, United States Jackson knocked out at 1:25 of the first round.
30 Win 28–2 United States Louis Monaco KO 3 19/12/1996 California Reseda, California, United States
29 Win 27–2 United States Jerry Halstead KO 1 21/11/1996 California Reseda, California, United States
28 Loss 26–2 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.
27 Win 26–1 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.
26 Win 25–1 United States Arthur Weathers TKO 1 19/03/1996 California Long Beach, California, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:10 of the first round.
25 Win 24–1 United States Samson Cohen TKO 1 09/02/1996 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
24 Win 23–1 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.
23 Win 22–1 United States Quinn 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.
22 Win 21–1 United States Jesse Ferguson RTD 7 05/03/1995 California Palm Springs, California, United States Ferguson failed to emerge from his corner for the eighth round.
21 Win 20–1 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.
20 Win 19–1 United States Levi Billups KO 2 16/11/1994 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Billups knocked out at 2:35 of the second round.
19 Win 18–1 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.
18 Win 17–1 United States Bert Cooper DQ 7 24/06/1994 California Los Angeles, California, United States Referee disqualified Cooper at 1:48 of the seventh round.
17 Win 16–1 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.
16 Loss 15–1 United States Larry Donald MD 12 12/03/1994 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. 111-117, 112-116, 114-114.
15 Win 15–0 United States Mark Wills KO 9 (12), 1:37 28/01/1994 Maine Lewiston, Maine, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title.
14 Win 14–0 United States Garing Lane TKO 12 (12), 0:18 07/12/1993 Michigan Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title.
13 Win 13–0 United States Nathaniel Fitch RTD 7 (10), 3:00 09/11/1993 North Dakota Fargo, North Dakota, United States Fitch failed to come out of his corner for the eighth round.
12 Win 12–0 United States Mark Young KO 6 (10), 2:31 02/10/1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
11 Win 11–0 United States Doug Davis KO 1 (10) 14/09/1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
10 Win 10–0 United States Frankie Swindell UD 10 29/07/1993 Pennsylvania Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States 98-92, 98-92, 97-91.
9 Win 9–0 United States Danell Nicholson KO 2 (6), 2:56 08/05/1993 Nevada Stateline, Nevada, United States
8 Win 8–0 United States Marion 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 docked a point for holding.
7 Win 7–0 United States Mike Robinson TKO 2 02/03/1993 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
6 Win 6–0 United States Robert Smith SD 6 21/02/1993 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 59-55, 56-59, 58-56.
5 Win 5–0 United States Sinclair Babb KO 2 (4), 0:35 23/12/1992 New York (state) White Plains, New York, United States
4 Win 4–0 United States Willie Johnson KO 1 (4) 05/12/1992 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
3 Win 3–0 United States David Payne KO 1 (4), 1:25 18/11/1992 New York (state) Troy, New York, United States
2 Win 2–0 United States Hassan Shabazz TKO 1 (4) 03/11/1992 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Shabazz was knocked down thrice in the round initiating the three knockdown rule.
1 Win 1–0 United States Jerry Arentzen TKO 2 (4) 14/10/1992 New Jersey 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.[1]

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
5 matches 5 wins 0 losses
By knockout 3 0
By submission 2 0
By decision 0 0
By disqualification 0 0
Unknown 0 0
Draws 0
No contests 0
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

  1. ^ Sergei Klotov (USSR) | Jeremy Williams (a) HL
  2. ^ Finger, David E. (2005). Rocky Lives!: Heavyweight Boxing Upsets of the 1990s. Potomac Books, Inc. p. 314. ISBN 9781574889055. Retrieved 3 November 2014.