Michael Williams (boxer)

Michael Williams (boxer)

Michael Williams (born 1962-06-16 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a former heavyweight boxer.


Boxing career

Known as "Mercury," Williams turned pro in 1984 and was considered a rising prospect after winning 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. The following year he lost by TKO to Buster Douglas. In the 1990s he lost to other notable heavyweights Alex Garcia and Corrie Sanders, and retired in 2000 after a TKO loss to Lawrence Clay Bey, having won 22 and lost 6 with 14 KO.

Acting career

Williams portrayed fictional heavyweight champion of the world Union Cane in Rocky V. In the movie, he was soundly defeated in 1 round by Tommy Gunn.


External links


  • Named The Ring Magazine Prospect of the Year in 1986.
  • According to Bill Cayton, Williams once knocked down Mike Tyson in sparring.

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