Julian Williams Tabs Canelo To Defeat Erislandy Lara

By Ryan Burton recently spoke to undefeated junior middleweight prospect Julian "J Rock" Williams (16-0) who is fresh off of his knockout victory over Michael Medina.  The fight took place this past Saturday in Montreal on the Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara undercard.   

Williams said that he hopes to return to the ring soon and that he is looking for a big name opponent.

"I have to sit down with my team, Team Haymon and Breadman (his trainer/manager), and figure this out. I don't know. There are a lot of names out there so it shouldn't be hard to get a fight but I want a name, you know? I'm sure we will figure it out. I got a lot of confidence in my team," Williams explained.

Most of Williams recent fights have taken place on Golden Boy cards and his advisor Al Haymon has a deep stable of young 154 pound fighters including Jermell and Jermall Charlo and Chris Pearson.  While a match up with any of those three seems unlikely in the near future, Williams is confident that he will be in big fights soon.

"I think anything is possible. I want to fight whoever brings the most money and the most credibility. Whatever the biggest fight there is, that is the fight I want to be in," said Williams.

When asked about the July 12th pay-per-view card that is headlined by Canelo Alvarez against Erislandy Lara, Williams said that he believes the Mexican will have too much for the Cuban.

"A lot of people are picking Lara but I'm kinda leaning towards Canelo because I have seen Angulo walk Lara down. Lara doesn't seem to defend himself well on the inside but I think they are both great fighters and I am excited to see them fight. It should be a great fight," Williams stated.

The 24-year-old Philadelphia native finished our conversation by thanking the fans and said he hopes to be back soon.

"I want to thank all of the fans for their support. Keep on supporting me. They can follow me on Twitter as Instagram @jrockboxing," Williams told

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BendOver on 06-04-2014

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;14623546]when it comes down to excuses SOME of you cubans are kings, now Lara was sick, tooth infection, vs Angulo the ring too small and soft mat, the re hydration clause etc, etc. See what you are doing here? every…

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 06-04-2014

[QUOTE=BendOver;14621452]Stop the nonsense, molina didn't deserve the win with his hugging and Lara didn't deserve the win because his low out put, Lara was supossed to walk all over molina and it didn't happen that's why you see all this…

Comment by dinero fan on 06-04-2014

I agree With Julian w. Canelo is going to lay the smack down on Lara.

Comment by garfios on 06-04-2014

[QUOTE=Tyler_Durden;14622131]Canelo is going to out box, out perform, out hustle, pick apart, destroy, and then when he decides to he will knockout Erislandy Lara.[/QUOTE]Could you pls refer me to your dealer, thre's some good $h1t you taking...

Comment by Tyler_Durden on 06-03-2014

Canelo is going to out box, out perform, out hustle, pick apart, destroy, and then when he decides to he will knockout Erislandy Lara.

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