Tramaine Williams Sentenced to 2.5 Years in Prison

by David P. Greisman

Junior featherweight prospect Tramaine Williams — who had been arrested earlier this year just two days before he was to fight at Madison Square Garden — was sentenced today to two and a half years behind bars, according to Connecticut’s New Haven Register.

He was put in handcuffs in January and pleaded guilty in February to charges of possessing an assault weapon and possessing narcotics. Three months ago, police conducted raids on accused gang members and associates, and they went to a home Williams shared with others, finding a Tec-9 gun underneath his bed.

Williams’ attorney said the gun was never intended to be used, but was more like a “collector’s item,” according to the report.

He was taken into custody prior to a bout that would’ve been underneath Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Carlos Burgos.

The 21-year-old turned pro in April 2012 and is listed at 8-0 with 2 knockouts and 1 no contest.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 04-23-2014

Don't drop the soap...

Comment by nycsmooth on 04-23-2014

He was lucky he didn't get more, the Bum...

Comment by Rope_Burns on 04-23-2014

Damn that sucks for him but he knew the risk. I met him and took some pictures when he fought on the undercard of Rios-Alvarado 2, seems like a nice enough dude. Hopefully he comes out having learned something and…

Comment by jayjames616 on 04-23-2014

I was just wondering about this kid. I remembered following his amateur career. These kids have to learn to make the sacrifices for their career and leave the streets alone.

Comment by TheGoodBoy on 04-23-2014

No remorse. You're lucky enough to be given the skillset and talent to be a Champion boxer and you p[B]i[/B]ss it down the drain with this barbaric behaviour So long sh1thead you deserve to be in prison.

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