By Xavier Porter
Brooklyn, NY – September 9, 2020
There comes a time, in a fighter’s career, where he must take on a challenge like no other.
For Jimmy Williams aka the “Quiet Storm”, his challenge is none other than the highly touted and undefeated prospect Brandun Lee.
Williams, the former WBC USNBC Welterweight Champion is readying himself for one of the biggest fights in his career, against young, hungry prospect, who certainly packs a punch, that many believe has the ability, to become a world champion.
Williams, himself, is a natural fighter. He has faced adversity many times over. Not only in boxing, not only inside the ropes, but also in real life terms, on the streets, in society, where the lessons of life take place at a rapid pace.
Growing up on the hard streets of Plainfield (NJ) and moving to additional hard streets in New Haven (CT), Williams has had to fight for everything he believes in and loves.
“Fighting is my therapy,” Williams said.
“It’s something about me and my character. I’ve been through so much in life that I refuse to back down from anyone. I have a tough opponent ahead of me and it will be a great fight.”
“I love the odds! I love the challenge! I love when everything is stacked against me! I don’t fear anyone but the man upstairs!”
For those who may not be so familiar with Williams’ backstory, you should first understand that he is a fighter, through and through.
Williams grew up in the tough streets of Plainfield (NJ), then moved to New Haven (CT), where he became a stand-out collegiate wide receiver at Southern Connecticut State University.
After suffering the losses of both of his parents, his father who passed away from cancer, and mother, who was murdered (which remains a cold case), Williams turned to boxing, where he’s been fighting ever since.
“My father passed away from cancer and my mother was murdered. It remains a cold case.”
“With the loss of both of my parents, I have continued to fight on. Regardless if the Police haven’t found who killed my mother, I cannot stop doing what I need to do for my family.”
Williams, with a current record of (16-3-2, 5 KOs) will be taking on Brandun Lee (19-0, 17 KOs), in what he believes is the biggest fight for his career.
Williams is coming off three fights, with two losses, one including a stoppage, and the other being a draw.
Williams, who has fought as high at the Super Welterweight (154lb) and Welterweight (147lb) is facing the young prospect at a catch weight of (145lb).
When asked about his feelings of being offered the fight, with the weight limit added, and the importance of winning, Williams shared:
“I’m turning thirty-four years old (9/16/20) before my next fight (9/19/20) and honestly, I feel young again.”
“In life, you have to enjoy every day that you’re being given. There’s no turning back for me. I started boxing at a later age in life, but I feel young again. I feel great.”
“When his team (Lee) asked for this fight, I said no problem. I have no problem making weight. This is boxing, this is the business. I know Lee is coming, hoping to win. I know he wants my name on his resume.
“Brandun Lee brings a lot to the table as he wants to make a name for himself and I’m his test. At the same time, a win for me will help me to get back to where I want to be. He’s a young fighter who’s going to make mistakes, mistakes that I will capitalize off of.”
Williams, along with his manager Ryan and his promoter, the legend and great Jimmy Burchfield (CES BOXING, CES MMA), are supremely confident in winning this fight, which will take his career to other plateaus.
“This fight is for my career, my legacy, and my future.”
“Yes! I am coming off some tough losses in my last few fights, but this fight right here, it’s bigger than boxing for me. This fight, for me, is about what I want to achieve in this sport.”
In closing, Williams shared these last words:
“Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has helped me get closer to both of my twins (boys) and my wife.”
“I am dedicating this fight to my friends and family. I am dedicating this fight to New Haven (CT). I am dedicating this fight to my friend Dayshon Smith (Super Freak) who recently passed away.”
“RIP DAYSHON SMITH! RIP SUPER FREAK!”
“Dayshon was a good kid, you couldn’t ask for a better young man like him; especially with the cards that he had to deal with, at a young age, losing both of his parents, such as myself.”
“He dedicated his life to boxing and his family. He kept his no clean and at the end of the day, you don’t meet too many guys like that in life.”
“He was genuine and a hard worker. In his short period of time on this earth, he left a huge legacy and I love him. This fight is for him as well.”
“In life, you have to be humble, be thankful for what you have, because at any given moment, any given second, it can all be taken away.”
Williams vs Lee will be featured on the undercard of the main event when top 154-pound contenders go toe-to-toe as hard-hitting Erickson “Hammer” Lubin battles 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha in a WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator headlining a three-fight event presented by Premier Boxing Champions on Saturday, September 19 live on SHOWTIME from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
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Xavier Porter is the:
- Host and Producer of the multi-cultural podcast series: SHOOT THE FIVE WITH XAVIER PORTER
- Editor and Lead Writer: brooklynfights.com
- Boxing Analyst for: Facebook FIGHTNIGHTLIVE https://www.facebook.com/FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE/
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