Originally Posted by McGrain
Williams was an avoided puncher. He gets both over- and underated on the forum. He was a bit of a beast but he didn't tend to KO top line fighters, a bit like Ron Lyle, who also gets over- and underated.
I'd say on film his skillset looks several levels above Lyle, toughness wise perhaps not, more of a Shavers than a Lyle. One of the fastest left hooks in HW history too
Match making he was unforunate in my view. I see him knocking out Patterson and Ingo. I think his fast hands see him push Ali too. Unlucky for him he was in a HW murderer's row with Liston, Machen, Folley and ran into brick wall in Liston twice
Aside from Terrell he didn't put away top comp though granted and I could be blinded by eye candy but the question is why didn't more contenders fight him? Him and his managements fault or avoided? If I was some of those guys I wouldn't fancy fighting him