AIR DATE: Jun 21 2022 14:59UTC
EPISODE: Episode 62
Mykquan Williams | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric
Mike and Cedric disucss “Marvelous” Mykquan Williams, who is one of the hottest welterweight prospects in the United State. He is signed to DiBella Entertainment.
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What up talking fight fans thanks for tuning in to today’s episode of knuckle up featuring myself, mike orr and my man, cedric ben, in the den we’re talking prospects and we’re talking about mike mike mike quan williams? Sorry had a little bit of a tongue twister there, yes, dabella entertainment man, lou de bella had signed this kid a couple years back he’s just one of these kids sitting in the background not really getting as much notoriety as he should man to be honest, uh.
The kids sporting right now, 17, 0 and 1, with eight knockouts in the super light division he’s ranked 20th at a 310 in the united states and 85th out of 2076 around the world in that division.
This 24 year old, five, six with a 69 inch reach, is coming off a stoppage against tyrone lucky back april, the 2nd 2022 cedric.
I know you’ve been watching uh.
Some of the highlights on this kid man.
Definitely like the way.
This kid fights, let’s break it down, for the people.
Yes, yes, yes um! Mr mr williams, a very good fighter um you can tell he he throws.
You know, like i like to explain those single punch, combinations he’s not going to like papa pop, but he’s going to stand there until like boom boom uh um, and you can tell that uh that that you know he does have power.
You said how many knockouts, in the 17 fights yeah he’s, got eight knockouts out of his 17 ones.
Now, okay, so he’s not not uh known for knockout artists, but um, you know still still a good power puncher.
Nonetheless, he might not finish his his fights by uh by chao, but you know his opponent’s.
Definitely i could tell his opponent definitely could feel his power by the way he fights it.
Definitely so marvelous, like my quan williams, is one of those welterweights in the united states guys.
He has already overcome more challenging obstacles in his life than he’ll ever face in the ring uh.
His father was murdered when he was only one years old and ten years after that, the house that he was living in burned to the ground as a prime suspect to get into trouble in the streets.
Williams was brought to rock’s gym in man in manchester connecticut um, when he was eight by his aunt now retired boxer, andy or azeri uh.
You know three years later he was carrying now rock and debella’s entertainment, stablemate, matt romillard’s, title belts into the ring with incredibly quick hand, speed and poise.
Beyond this kid’s ears, man he’s managed by jackie callan, uh trained by paul, uh, chican and train.
You know trained williams to win five national amateur champions, and this youngster made his pro debut april, the 16th 2016 at nearby fox foxwoods resort and casino.
Only 10 days after his 18th birthday uh, he graduated from high school prince tech.
Two weeks after his seventh pro win without a loss that was june 3rd 2017 again at foxwoods this kid honestly in high school, he said high school yeah, so he he was.
He was in high school sporting, a 7-0 when he graduated, so he was still.
He was still going to school to get his education, and here it is man the kid you know, so you know that that might explain why he doesn’t have a lot of knockouts yet because he doesn’t have his man strength.
Yet you know he is only 24.
and announced that connecticut boxing hall of fame has announced its 2021 award winners and who will be honored at the 16th annual gala induction dinner on may the 21st, which happened um.
This one saw this youngster williams.
He could become the first cbhof triple crown winner, having previously been the amateur boxer of the year and all that’s left now for the gifted junior who had 17 – and you know oh and one pro record entering into sorry.
He had a 16-0 one entering into 2022 and uh.
You know he became a future hall of fame inductee, but he’s been announced as the boxer of the year for connecticut right now this year, so the kids win all these awards.
Man and definitely i don’t think, we’ve seen him enough uh, he needs to get into the ring man a little more.
His outings have been you know few and far between he didn’t box at all.
He only did one fight in 2021 and then honestly, uh 2021 was a great one man.
It was a 10 round unanimous decision against solano.
Both men were undefeated going into that fight and he came out the victor with a wonderful uh performance that he put on man.
Honestly, i like the way this kid stays in the pocket.
He’S very elusive, while he’s in the pocket uh has a chin on him.
Can take the hits but likes to give it out man he likes, he likes those power punches and you know he’s got great ring iq man, great hand, speed and good power and he’s still a young kid at only 24 years old, yeah yeah he’s still um.
He’S still he’s still learning, like, i said, he’s um.
He started his pro career early.
That’S what that’s why you wait? I’M you know i’m assuming most of his uh early fights went the distance and though you know those knockouts came out a little bit later on when he was uh, as he was developing a little bit stronger.
So you know we got to keep an eye on this guy see how he continues to is forward.
You know progress yeah, his manager, jackie callan, who has worked with several titleists, notably james tony in the early 90s, has seen a lot during her time in boxing and feels that williams could be her next champion.
And you know his trainer believes that he has the versatility um that will help serve him.
Well, as he progresses in these paid ranks and believes that one day this kid will be wearing a belt.
You can see it in the way that this kid fights man.
He does have great potential to become a massive talent and a massive name in boxing man.
Honestly uh guys be on the lookout for this kid to be getting a little more busy near the end of this year and hopefully a lot more next year.
Man, because honestly, the kid’s been shelved he’s sitting on the back end, only getting one fight a year.
We need more, we need more of it, man he’s got to stay, he’s got to stay loose man and we need to see him get in the ring to do that.
Yeah yeah, definitely um when’s his next coming up incoming fight.
You said not scheduled yet, but he did fight.
He did from april the second of this year.
It was his only fight this year.
He was going in to this year.
1601 comes through with a stoppage in the fifth and now he’s 17.
All in one with eight knockouts can’t hear you cedric, oh my bad, my bad headed on you yeah, i’m watching i’m watching that fight right now, seeing them breaking the opponent down right now.
Solano’S with me, you know so.
Cozy ramirez sits at the top of of this weight class man uh.
You know, and this kid is ranked right now: 20th right behind cletus, selden, omar jurass, uh, chennard bunch, john bowser, darwin price, so he’s got he’s got a lot of competition to go man.
You know because when you start getting into the top 10 to round that out man, you got mario burrows brandon lee richardson hitchens montana love.
So you know gary anton antoine russell, jose.
You know jose zappadilla, there’s lots of guys and lots of stiff competition in his weight class as he goes up and if they don’t give this kid, the exposure and the time in the ring that he needs.
We will never see him be able to climb these ranks, and you know capitalize and take out these guys that are above him, because the names i just spit off we know are great contenders in this division.
This kid can definitely be one of them.
He has to get the ring time so lou, please.
If you hear me, get this kid, some fights man get this kid in the ring.
We need to see him do what he does best and that’s winning yo one fight a year is not enough.
We’Ve got to get him back in the ring.
You heard it here from your man mike gore and cedric ben thanks to everybody who dropped all the comments today.
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