By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
PRO boxer Rashield Williams is set to step back into the ring this weekend looking to extend his win streak and simultaneously hand his opponent the first loss of his career.
Williams will face undefeated Jeovanny Estela in a six round welterweight bout, Saturday October 15 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida.
Williams, 33, had a record of 6-1 with 5KOs. He last appeared in the ring with a TKO win over Daniel Arriaga on September 17 at the Alessi Fitness Gym in Tampa, Florida. He began 2022 with a TKO win over Daniel Molina on January 28 at the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino in Hialeah, Florida.
In August, he returned to the national team level and represented The Bahamas at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
Estela, a native of Puerto Rico, is 9-0 with 3KOs.
“Estella-Williams is a very good matchup,” said Amaury Piedra of Boxlab Promotions. “Jeovanny has the height and reach advantage plus he’s got a large fanbase here in Central Florida. Williams is very strong and has the kind of power to end a fight at any time. I give credit to both guys for being up to the challenge and there’s a good chance this will be fight of the night.”
Estella-Williams is part of a 14 fight card promoted by Boxlab Promotions. The main event features Kevin Hayler Brown and Adriano Ramirez for the WBA Fedecentro junior welterweight title.
“I had to build my weight back up because at the Commonwealth Games, I had to lose about 11 pounds just to make the weight for the fight,” Williams said prior to his September bout with Arriaga. “Now I’m much stronger because I’m right where I need to be for this fight.”
The lone loss on Williams’ professional record came in his second bout to Javaune James at the Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort in Miami, Florida.