Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hylon Williams To Return To Ring on April 5th in DR

By Jake Donovan

One month after announcing a new promotional affiliation and weight class at which he will campaign, Hylon Williams now has a fight date to which he can look forward.

The 22-year old featherweight prospect will return to the ring on April 5 in the Dominican Republic, Boxingscene.com was informed Friday afternoon. An opponent is still being sought for what serves as his first fight since last October.

Williams (16-1, 3KO) has since announced that he will be campaigning in the featherweight division and has recently signed with Acquinity Sports, whose offices are based in South Florida.

“I am very excited about my new team man. I never worked this hard since I have been in boxing. This gym is the real deal. My manager Luis deCubas, Jr. told me it would be a great scenario for my future and I am glad to be here. My new head coaches are working my butt off. Herman Caicedo and Micky Ward push me to the limit.”

With the fight just two weeks away, there exists the concern of the type of opponent for whom to train. Williams isn’t at all bothered by the mystery. The fact that he has a fight to look forward to for the first time in more than five months is good enough.

“I’m fighting on April 5th my opponent just fell out so we’re looking for a replacement. I told my promoter Henry Rivalta that it doesn’t matter who it is. I am readier now than I’ve ever been and I want to fight the best at 126 - right handed, southpaw it just doesn’t matter. I’m taking off to another level. See you all there, baby. Houston, this run is for you!”

The show in Dominican Republic is still being put together, as Acquinity Sports has a lot of balls up in the air at the moment. The second-year promotional company just recently celebrated the crowning of its first champion when Argenis Mendez scored a 4th round knockout of Juan Carlos Salgado in their rematch earlier this month to capture a belt in the 130 lb. division.

Having recently loaded up on young talent, Acquinity expects to add plenty of other fighters to its championship archives. The belief is that Williams is right there at the top of the list of future champs.

“This kid is something very special,” insists promoter Henry Rivalta. “He spars guys and hits them repeatedly while looking at me observing him work. His peripheral vision is amazing. He’s like a baby Sugar Ray Leonard, the most technical kid in the gym.

“I believe at 126 he will go very far very soon and become a World Champion, he definitely has a great spirit and the right attitude it is a pleasure for me and my partner Gary to have him here with us. At that weight he should box the socks of any opponent.”

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 03-24-2013

I hear a lot of good things about Hylon Williams. Let's see if he can live up to all of the expectations.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Malignaggi: How Good is Luis Ortiz Without The PEDs? Roach Sees Winnable Fight: Pacquiao Can Beat Lomachenko! Spence's Trainer: Why is Thurman Getting Pass Brook Didn't Get? Usyk Confident: Fighting in Briedis’ Backyard Won't Be a Problem Anthony Joshua Would Entertain a Post-Fight Career in Politics Rolando Romero Talks Upcoming Fight, Sparring Teofimo Lopez Video: Javier Fortuna Furious Over Easter Getting Decision Win Golden Boy Prez: We'll Do Fights With Top Rank - No TV Hard Lines Video: Shawn Porter Talks Spence, Thurman, More Usyk Eyes Anthony Joshua: I Will Fight Him, Show How Good I Am! Green: Mundine's Race Card Remarks on Jeff Horn Are Reckless Errol Spence Has The Makings of a Ring 'Boss' Eddie Hearn Smiles: I Think We've Got Deontay Wilder Cornered! Dorticos Warns Gassiev: An Atomic Bomb Will Drop in Russia! Brook: Confident I'll Beat Queen Khan, Rabchenko is 50-50 Fight Roach Gives Crawford Edge Over Spence: The Best Fight in Boxing Frampton: I'm Biggest Draw at 126, Donaire is a Must-Win Fight Golden Boy Prez: Wilder is Most Talented in Division, Beats Joshua Parker's Promoter Sees Tyson Fury as a Camp Boost For Joshua Malignaggi Warns: Horn Will Not Be That Easy For Crawford Barthelemy Takes Advantage of Delayed Date For Relikh Title Fight Nico Hernandez vs. Jozsef Ajtai Set For February 10 Miguel Cotto, Golden Boy Announce Series of Shows at PR Presser IBF Goes Through Some Changes To Start Off The New Year The Contender is Officially Coming Back in 2018 - On EPIX Photos: Ryota Murata, Emanuele Blandamura - Go Face To Face Spence: If Anybody Saw Flaws They Can Capitalize On - Call Al! Parker: Joshua Doesn't Take Criticism Well, I'll Smile at His Punches Otto Wallin Assures That Adrian Granat Showdown Will Happen Errol Spence on Keith Thurman: I'm Gonna Smoke Him Easy! Weekend Review: Spence Impressive, Easter Struggles, More Javier Fortuna: I'll Go to Easter's Hometown to Get My Rematch Spence: 'I Have No Idea' if Garcia Would Fight Me Next; Ask Him! Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson: Afterthoughts Usyk Training Very Hard, Calls Briedis His "Biggest Challenge" Yet Jamie Moore Talks Shooting, Recovery, Frampton-Donaire Anthony Joshua Plans To Be Quicker, Aims To Crack Parker's Chin Jayson Mama Wins WBO Regional Belt With TKO Victory Cesar Barrionuevo Blasts Out Adrian Veron in One Round Andy Lee, O'Sullivan Both Ready To Face Daniel Jacobs
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement