Sherman Alexander "The Caribbean Tank" Williams

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  1. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Returning tonight, headlining a card in Nassau in continuation of a comeback he began eleven months ago. The opponent is still TBA for Tank, who is also promoting the show...but then again every A-side on the card - including half a dozen local Bahamians in their professional debuts - has theirs listed as TBA, so either Williams or the Nassau commission probably just failed to notify external agencies like BoxRec after the weigh-in yesterday. :nusenuse:

    The now 46 year old is on a 4-0 (3) run since a UD loss to Christian Hammer in 2015. His last "meaningful" victory came in 2012 when he pounded out a MD over Chauncy "The Panda" Welliver, the notoriously obese former perennial fringe contender (
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    His career pinnacle in truth was very nearly scoring a knockout against the badly faded Evander Holyfield on a low-rent PPV in 2011. Holyfield was getting hurt with increasing and escalating regularity, and was bailed out by referee David Johnson after shrewdly complaining of a tiny nothing cut from a glancing headbutt, and escaped with the ordeal tossed out as recorded in posterity under "No Contest".

    Tank, robbed of that one moment of "glory" (which granted would have meant nothing given Evander's state of deterioration by that point, but on principle he was robbed of a KO win over a big name on his record and the paydays that would have opened up for him) is otherwise known as being among the grittiest and toughest heavyweight journeymen of the last couple of decades, and not quite an explosive puncher but heavy-handed enough to prove as truth serum in wars of attrition with any unexposed glass cannons...sort of a proto-Carlos Takam. He fought a who's-who in the division and yet his only stoppage loss to date - in what tonight will be 60 contests - was a battered-on-his-feet TKO against then 14-0 prospect Robert C. Davis, Jr. in '99, just 23 months after debuting. IB funfact: Davis, a veteran of the actual early 1990's gulf war, is the boxer from whom Timothy Bradley Jr. stole the "Desert Storm" moniker. (Bradley hadn't yet undergone puberty when the real-life Desert Storm campaign ended)

    For both of the above reasons he will always be a sentimental favorite of mine, whoever stands in the other corner. Even if TBA ends up being a hobo. :lol:

    WAR TANK!
     
  2. sean

    sean pale peice of pig`s ear Full Member

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    i have watched lots of shermans fights
    he is the kind of boxer i would have liked to have been
    a teak tough have gloves will travel / fight anyone and everyone and dont give a **** about reputations
    will give every single prospect a hard workout

    will never lay down and when the prospect lands there best shot are surprised the small teak tough man in front of them does not even blink

    a true pros pro

    sadly not enough threads about these kinds of fighters / who every promoter has on speed dial and are the life blood of the sport we all love

    and sherman williams has a chin of granite / and heart of a lion.
     
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  3. MaliBua

    MaliBua Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    very well said sean. Sherman tank Williams is literally tough as they come.
     
  4. Max Thunder

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    Williams v Kevin Johnson would be an excellent fight.
     
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    Can't believe this dude is still plugging away...
     
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  7. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    I just noticed/had completely forgotten - in his match directly preceding the screwjob against the Real Deal (having bought that abysmal PPV, the outrage in the main event following a horrendous undercard left me one very dissatisfied customer :mad:), Tank had gone to Germany and been arguably robbed of at least a draw against then little known 12-0 super heavyweight Manuel Charr:

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    That young "Diamond Boy" stood 4½” taller and in his prime at 25 was a dozen years Williams' junior but still couldn't defeat a bloated Tank (at his 3rd career highest weight of 264½lbs) clearly ought to have been a major red flag. I still can't believe how many people hyped Charr in earnest (and not just Ali Raymi parody style) :shakehead:
     
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    chico g Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Never seen such a huge behemoth, so grossly out of shape. One wild hayemaker from Sherman's swings, and that puny Usyk would be sleeping on the canvas.
     
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    Max Thunder Useless Dosser Full Member

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    Sherman almost KTFOing Helenius with his signature punch. Timestamped.

     
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  10. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Rumble, young man, rumble!
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    He gave Parker a good workout and then had an outburst on how he should have received the decision :risas3:
     
  12. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Yep, I remember. :sisi1

    Speaking of 90's heavies that fought Parker, it also struck me that a Williams vs. Frans Botha fight would've been pretty fun. Williams has probably less power but a much better chin, and the White Buffalo was a relative glass cannon...and both had mixed at similarly high levels over roughly the same time span.
     
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    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    I'm honestly awaiting news on this card with more butterflies than any of this evening's major televised results..
     
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    ...and now, we wait. :nusenuse:

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    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    I heard a rumor the opponent was Argentinian glass cannon Orlando Antonio "El Nocaut" Farías Pérez, so at least Tank has the good sense to be taking on guys his own age (Farías is 45)
     

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