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 Last update:  4/23/2014       Read more by David P. Greisman         
   
Tramaine Williams Sentenced to 2.5 Years in Prison
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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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Williams paid tribute to Sandy Hook victims in 2012
comment by Peterliminator, on 04-24-2014
Covering boxing for The Houston Chronicle, I interviewed Tremaine after his 2012 fight at the Toyota Center. He dedicated his victory to the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, one of the most horrendous acts of gun violence in recent US history, which occurred just 45 minutes from his hometown a...

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 continues his boxing career.

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.

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