But unlike in August, Williams is not scheduled for the televised portion of the event. It's easy to see why the shot callers at ESPN should want to feature Williams (20-1 with 16 KOs). He is not just a fast-rising lightweight contender. He is a fast-rising lightweight contender who knocks the tonsils out of people. Of course, this same line of reasoning might also be why he has yet to find a foe for January 6. (His last few bouts have been against lackluster fighters.)
Unless there is an unexpectedly quick finish in one of the headliners, Williams will showcase his coldblooded right hook to only the spectators at Mallory Square in Key West, Florida.
Regardless, they may be in for some fireworks. Here are clips of his last two fights, both ending with spectacular knock outs:
(November 18 round 2 KO versus John Willoughby.)
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