Michael Anthony Williams (born June 16, 1962) Was a former boxer, his professional career went from 1984-2000. His professional record is 30-3 (21 KO). He was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Known as "Mercury," Mike Williams began boxing in 1981, and was considered to be a good prospect. He represented America in the 1984 Olympic games, and made it to the semi-finals. He turned pro after the 1984 olympics with an impressive amateur record of 33 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw and 28 KO's
Professional career Edit
After Williams turned pro in 1984 he was considered a rising prospect. He won his first 13 fights, including a win over James Tillis. In 1987 he stepped up and lost a split decision to former champion Tim Witherspoon. After his first loss to Witherspoon, Williams defeated some notable heavyweight including James "Buster" Douglas and Corrie Sanders. In the 1990's, he won the NABF heavyweight title from Alex Garcia. He retired in 2000 after a TKO loss to Lawrence Clay Bey, losing his NABF title. He had a record of 30 wins and 3 losses with 21 KO's.
Williams portrayed fictional heavyweight champion of the world Union Cane in Rocky V. In the film, he was soundly defeated in 1 round by Tommy Gunn. After his win against Garcia in 1993, Tommy Morrison challenged Williams to a title bout for the WBO heavyweight title. The fight was going to be called Tommy Gunn vs Union Cane for real, but Williams broke his hand the day before the fight, and it never took place.
- Named The Ring Magazine Prospect of the Year in 1986.
- According to Bill Cayton, Williams once knocked down Mike Tyson in sparring.
Professional boxing record: Edit
|Loss||30-3||Lawrence Clay Bey||TKO||6||2000||For vacant NABA heavyweight title|
|Win||30-2||Albert "Hammer" Stewart||UD||8||1999|
|Win||29-2||Fred Houpe||TKO||1||1995||Retained NABF & NABA heavyweight titles|
|Win||28-2||Will Hinton||TKO||2||1995||Retained NABF & NABA heavyweight titles|
|Win||27-2||Derrick Edwards||KO||2||1995||Retained NABF & NABA heavyweight titles|
|Win||26-2||"Chippy" George Dixon||KO||3||1995||Retained NABF heavyweight title, Won vacant NABA heavyweight title|
|Win||25-2||Terrence Lewis||TKO||4||1994||Won vacant NABF heavyweight title|
|Win||24-2||"Scary" Gary Butler||TKO||3||1994|
|Win||23-2||Corey Sandy||KO||1||1993||Retained NABF heavyweight title|
|Win||22-2||Rick Hoard||KO||2||1993||Retained NABF heavyweight title|
|Win||21-2||Alex García||TKO||5||1993||Won NABF heavyweight title|
|Win||20-2||Jimmy "Million Dollar" Bills||UD||8||1992|
|Win||18-2||Juan Ramon Perez||UD||4||1992|
|Loss||16-2||James "Buster" Douglas||TKO||7||1988|
|Win||13-0||Rufus "Hurricane" Hadley||UD||10||1987|
|Win||11-0||Billy Joe Thomas||TKO||7||1987|
|Win||8-0||Tommy "Gun" Taylor||TKO||5||1986|
|Win||7-0||Terry "Strong Arm" Armstrong||UD||6||1986|
|Win||6-0||John "Rebel" Barbier||KO||2||1986|
|Win||5-0||Carl "Sailor" Dorsey||TKO||3||1986|
|Win||4-0||Ronald "Ike" Turner||UD||4||1985|
|Win||1-0||Walter Ed Morris||KO||3||1984||Professional debu|