Sherman 'The Tank' Williams
By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
AFTER a relatively unchallenged win in Colombia, Bahamian heavyweight boxer Sherman “The Tank” Williams now has his sights set on the Universal Boxing Organisation title.
Williams defeated Samuel Miller via second round knockout at the Miguel Lora Coliseum in Monteria, Colombia.
“I really think this was an exciting fight for the crowd, and I’m glad I was able to come out with a win,” Williams said. “We didn’t have the time to come here and really promote this fight the way we wanted to, but I’m definitely open to coming back down here and do some more training.”
The 46-year-old Grand Bahama native improved to 41-15-2, 23 KOs and is now fixated on his nomination by the UBO to vie for the group’s intercontinental title in the coming months.
“I think it’s a privilege and honour to be nominated by UBO. I had good fights there with Joseph Parker – the WBO and WBC Asia Pacific and Chinese Champion - so I’m honoured they reached out to me and want me to fight for their intercontinental title,” he said. “Hopefully we can make it happen for April, my next fight coming up in the Bahamas. So then hopefully we can build it to where I can fight the UBO heavyweight champion Alexander Frank in Hamburg, Germany. This year is starting off pretty good, this is going to lead me to the intercontinental title and hopefully a shot at the heavyweight title.”
The win over Miller was Williams’ first fight since May 26 when he won a technical knockout over Epifanio Mendoza at the A Social Affair and Convention Center in his hometown of Grand Bahama.
His company, Bahamian Sons Promotional Back Yard Ramble Part II, scheduled to be staged at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium on April 5.
Now branching off into the promotional, event management and coaching aspect of his career, he looks to lend his assistance to improve the state of Bahamian boxing.
“I’m trying to bridge the gap and trying to get the small boxing community fraternity that once existed alive again in the Bahamas. Those fighters who are no longer fighting, we can use them as coaches and officials,” he said.
“I think what Bahamian Sons and Backyard Rumble is going to do is build a platform for professionals and amateurs to fight and I’m committed to doing that in the future.”