‘Tank’ to Finally Fight Holyfield
On January 22, at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, the long awaited showdown between Williams and Holyfield will finally take place. The fight, which is scheduled for 10 rounds, has been postponed three times. It was re-scheduled during the Christmas break, so instead of enjoying the festive season, Freeport native Williams was preparing, sparring 10 rounds every three days.
As the fight date approaches, Williams said he is feeling good and that his endurance is up, as well as his heart rate and pulse. He said he is in perfect shape and even though he had no fights last year, he is ready to add another win to his record. Currently, Williams has a win/loss/draw record of 34-11-2 with 19 KOs. Before losing to Manuel Charr, in October 2009, he was on a nine-match winning streak. The October showing was the last fight for Williams. His opponent, Holyfield, is sporting a win/loss/draw record of 43-10-2 with 28 KOs. The fight with Williams is the first on the year for Holyfield, who is scheduled to take on Brian Nielson, March 5, in Copenhagen, Denmark.boxing