(Rich Quiñones) – Undefeated featherweight prospect Tramaine “The Mighty Midget” Williams will headline his first card Saturday night when he takes on William Gonzalez in a 10-round main event at the Queen Mary’s outdoor venue in Long Beach, California.
The bouts will air (10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT) on CBS Sports Network, and are presented by Black Tree, and “KO Night Boxing: Rumble on the Water 2” will be promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions, in association with KO Night Boxing LLC and Roc Nation Sports.
Williams (11-0, 4KO’s), who is inked under Roc Nation Sports, is a slick 24-year-old southpaw that does not lack confidence.
His last time in the ring he quickly stopped Chris Martin, who was a former NABO, WBC US and California State super featherweight champion, in the second round.
Some at ringside argued it was a quick stoppage but Williams thought it was the right call at the time.
“He was showing no resistance at all, after the first round the doctor even said to watch out for this kid because he was not protecting himself at all,” Williams said. “I know I had him, I just kept going after him.”
Williams first began boxing at the age of nine, posting an impressive record of 97-10 over his amateur career.
During that span, he was a ten-time national amateur champion, a two-time Ringside World champion and a four-time Silver Gloves champion. He also was a PAL National Junior Golden Gloves champion and turned pro in 2012.
He had some inactivity from 2013-2015 but believes he is past that and ready to make a statement going forward.
“It took a little to knock off the rust, and after that it felt easy, I feel good now, I know I am high risk low reward, lots of guys do not want to fight me. I am a southpaw I will fight anyone, I will fight anyone that will fight me”
Gonzalez (30-7, 26KO’s) has dropped four of nine but Williams is certainly not looking past his opponent.
“The crazy thing is we actually rode over together to take our physical, I believe he is going to be game. Look he has 27 knockouts, which means he is strong, so I can not go into this thinking this is an easy fight. He tried to shake my head in the car and I looked at it like he was trying to butter me up, I do not need anymore friends, I do not want anymore friends.”
Williams also believes he will have a shot at a title sooner rather than later and has already called out one current champ.
“Gary Russell Jr., he can’t deal with me at all, I am not even going to lie to you, he can not deal with me, you heard it first.
Russell Jr. is the current WBC world featherweight champ.
“He (Russell Jr.) can’t do nothing. I am here to prove that I belong, I will show you,” Williams concluded.
For full interview see below.