NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Sherman “The Tank” Williams is currently preparing to get back into the ring.
The 46-year-old heavyweight will take on Samuel Miller in Colombia on January 18 in a 10-round co-main event.
“I was originally supposed to compete over there in Colombia last year, but for whatever reason that was cancelled. Then the Miller fight came up and I accepted it,” Williams said in an interview with Eyewitness Sports.
“From what I know about him, he’s about 6’1”, not much different from the opponent I was originally supposed to go up against. Regardless I’m working to do what I can to make sure I stop him within four rounds.
“I feel good right now. I’m someone that lives and breathes boxing. I feel as capable as I did back in my 20’s. I still look forward to fighting and traveling around the world representing the country. I live a life with no restrictions. When you look at the heavyweight division, a lot of guys are fighting well into their 40’s.”
Along with preparing for his upcoming fight, Williams is also working on putting together a local fight card designed to provide exposure for Bahamian fighters.
Williams, founder of Bahamian Sons Promotions, hosted the first edition of the “Backyard Rumble” series last year in Grand Bahama.
“We are working to put together a fight card in New Providence in April of this year,” Williams added. “We are linking up with the Bahamas Boxing Commission and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture to try and revive boxing.
“The sports used to be a main draw back in the day, long before track and field and other sports were really popular. The Nassau Stadium used to be the main event. Now, we want to bring the fans and athletes back to the sport with professional shows on a consistent basis.”
Williams is coming into his upcoming fight off of a win over Colombian Epifanio Mendoza.